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WCMElevate Session 5: Career Mobility, Progress and Performance

Wednesday, April 12th 2023
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Virtual, ON

WCMElevate Session 5 | Career Mobility, progress and performance - Industry PanelA panel of senior leaders will discuss their personal career trajectories and how they have reached their level of success. Gain insights from these esteemed speakers, and learn tips and tricks that can be applied to your career progression. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from, and network with, some of the most senior leaders in the industry.

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Sabrina Haloulakos

Business Consultant | Halo Consulting

Sabrina Haloulakos has over 15 years of experience in the banking industry where she's been responsible for business development, planning, directing, coordinating, and overseeing all operational activities of the organizations she's worked for.Skilled in Public Relations, Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Relationships, Wealth Management, Full Organizational Operation, Event Planning, Investor Relations, and Business Development, has her well equipped with a wide array of talents, including a unique vantage point that allows her to move the organization and boards she’s on, forward at an accelerated rate, keeping the objectives relevant to the current times.Sabrina's passion for being involved in WCM derives from the desire to help elevate women and encourage their confidence at every stage of their careers. By bringing her years of business experience and tenacity, she hopes that being closely involved and sharing these lessons freely will help young women also discover their unique talents and allow them to feel good about contributing in a meaningful way.


Polina Sims

Managing Director, Head of Investment Strategy, Sustainability and Asset Management | IMCO

As Managing Director, Head of Investment Strategy, Sustainability and Asset Management, Polina provides strategic guidance, oversight, and support to the Investments leadership team, centrally focused on asset management, articulation and execution of investment strategies, and the Responsible Investing strategy and integration. Polina joined IMCO in 2020 as the Senior Principal of Infrastructure Funds and Asset Management.

Polina has over 20 years of principal investing, advisory and asset management experience. Previously, she worked at CPP Investments with the global Portfolio Value Creation team where she was responsible for identifying and realizing value creation opportunities across the firm’s infrastructure, natural resources, private equity, and real estate programs.

Prior to CPP Investments, Polina was a Partner with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in San Francisco, Boston, and Toronto, where she provided strategic, growth, restructuring and cost efficiency advice to some of the world’s leading companies.Polina holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an ICD.D designation.

Sarah Birt

Managing Director, Business Management & Strategic Initiatives |

Sarah is a Managing Director at TSX Trust Company. Overseeing the Business Management Office, Sarah leads the effective execution of strategic initiatives and organizational improvements through coaching, thought leadership, and management skills development with a focus on identifying and prioritizing objectives that align with the TSX Trust’s Purpose, Vision and Mission. Sarah has 30 plus years of combined experience within Financial Services, Technology, Strategy and People Management, acting as a change catalyst by leveraging her background in project management, software development and agile processes in addition to driving continuous process improvement using CMMI, ITIL and Lean methodologies. Sarah is a Project Management Professional (PMP), certified Scrum Master (CSM), is ITIL Foundation certified and holds a certificate in Human Resource Management. In addition, Sarah has completed executive level training via McGill and McMaster Universities in contract management,negotiations and strategic planning.

Ijeoma Madueke

CFA, Executive Director, Sustainable Finance | CIBC Capital Markets

Ijeoma is an Executive Director, Sustainable Finance at CIBC Capital Markets where she provides subject matter expertise and advises clients on strategies to overlay ESG into their capital structure across public and private markets. Her career has spanned sustainability, corporate and investment banking as well as M&A in various capacities and across different geographic regions. Ijeoma joined CIBC from Sustainalytics, an ESG research and ratings firm, where she was Regional Lead for the Americas Opinions team. In this capacity, she was responsible for the technical assessment of second party opinions on green, social, sustainable and transition finance frameworks across use of proceeds and sustainability-linked instruments across a variety of sectors and geographies. She is a member of the Canadian Advocacy Council (CFA Societies Canada) which advances investor protection, industry professionalism, market integrity and transparency. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion, Ijeoma has authored various pieces on equity and is a mentor with the Black Business Ventures Association and Women in Capital Markets. Ijeoma holds an MSc. in International Business and Finance from the University of Dundee, Scotland as well as a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from Carleton University.

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