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WCMElevate Session 5: Career Mobility, Progress and Performance

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

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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Shivalika Handa

Deals Technology Leader, Partner & Managing Director - Corporate Finance | PwC

Shivalika is the Canadian Deals Technology Leader and Managing Director in the Corporate Finance team at PwC, based in Toronto.

With 15 years experience in research, M&A, public markets and capital raising, Shivalika brings deep expertise in the technology sector, advising clients in capital raising from seed to late stage, M&A, and strategic market positioning.
Prior to joining PwC, Shivalika held various roles at RBC Capital Markets in Sales & Trading, Debt Capital Markets and Equity Research.

Shivalika began her career in the medical life sciences field, earning an MSc at the University of Toronto while studying mouse models of vascular disease and working on innovative stem cell-based pathways to cellular programming.

Shivalika holds an MBA from the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, an MSc from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University.

Nikki Briggs

Head of Women in Business, Business Adaptation & Strategic Markets | ATB

Nikki Briggs is the Head of the Women in Business segment at ATB Financial - an Alberta-built institution that powers possibility for clients in Alberta and beyond.

Nikki began her journey with ATB in 2014 as a Senior Associate Director of Project Finance on the Capital Markets team and then transitioned into becoming a Director of Corporate Credit, and then a Director of Infrastructure, Power & Structured Finance. Being someone who is genuinely passionate about supporting the success of our female population, Nikki began searching for an opportunity that would allow her to empower women business owners and leaders to become the most successful version of themselves. In 2021 her determination and dedication paid off when she moved into her current role. She now spends her days identifying barriers and opportunities that women in business face, and working with a team of experts to execute on strategies that will ultimately help reimagine the world of banking for women.

Originally from New Zealand, Nikki holds a BComm (hons) in Economics and a BA in Psychology from the University of Otago. She resides in Calgary, Alberta with her husband and two children.

What is your reaction to the fact that the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women will be chaired by a man?