Expert advice presented by who's who of Canadian business women
TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - For the last several years,
financial experts have been reminding us that we must reduce our
spending, pay off debts and start investing for retirement. Women in
particular are taking this advice to heart. "Women today are more
self-reliant. They have increased spending power, purchase influence
and they are the key purchasing decision-makers for investments, houses
and cars. The challenge is that some still lack confidence in their
financial matters, but they're willing to learn," said Lynn Gallagher,
regional manager with Disnat, the online brokerage division of
On December 7, from 12:00-1:00 p.m., Disnat will host a free webinar called the Distinguished Women's Investment Panel, in partnership with Women of Influence. Visit www.disnat.com/woi to register. This unique online mentoring opportunity will feature an
impressive panel of Canadian business women who will share their tips
for financial prosperity.
Moderator Lynn Eplett has worked in the financial industry for 30 years and is the Chief
Compliance Officer and senior executive responsible for operations with
Lincluden Investment Management.
Special guest Monique F. Leroux is the first woman elected Chair of the Board, President and CEO of
Desjardins Group and to lead a Top 10 financial institution in Canada.
She's a passionate mentor and sponsor to many women and works hard to
remove the usual obstacles that women face advancing up the corporate
Christiane Bergevin, Executive Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Office of the
President, Desjardins Group, is a keen supporter of women's issues
including the Women's Centre of Montreal Foundation and mentors young
Mary Hagerman has been a financial services professional for over 20 years and helps
women improve their financial well-being through events, seminars and
Angela Self is a regular columnist in the Globe and Mail's Investor section and is
a co-founder of the Smart Cookies, a group of five women who specialize
in helping women improve their finances.
"I believe this webinar will resonate for women across the country
because it's women speaking to women on their terms. Ultimately at the
end of the hour, we believe that participants will feel empowered and
confident in their ability to build a strong financial future," said
Topics to be discussed:
Taking control of your financial destiny
Know yourself and your risk tolerance level
Educate yourself at your own pace
Now, get started
Register online today at www.disnat.com/woi.
About Disnat Online Brokerage
Disnat is a division of Desjardins Securities. Desjardins Securities is
a member of Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada
(IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF).
About Desjardins Group
Awarded the coveted title "Bank of the Year 2010 - Canada" by the UK
magazine The Banker, Desjardins Group is the leading cooperative financial group in Canada
and the sixth largest in the world, with assets of nearly $190 billion.
Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Québec and Ontario,
and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial
products and services to its 5.8 million members and clients.
Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health
Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, in
Business and Institutional Services. As one of the largest employers in
the country and among Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2012TM, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 43,600 employees and the
commitment of nearly 6,000 elected officers. For more information,
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