TORONTO, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Women in Capital Markets (WCM) is
pleased to announce that three 2013 Return to Bay Street (RTBS) Award
winners - Rakhi Tejani, Christie MacDonald and Barbara Glassford - have
successfully transitioned their paid internships into full-time
positions in Canadian capital markets. The RTBS Award is given to
high-calibre professional business women who are ready to re-launch
their careers in the industry after a brief hiatus from capital
Since launching the RTBS program in 2010, six awards have been presented
and all winners have successfully secured full-time leadership roles in
capital markets. Past winners include Mary Ann Mendes (2013), Sheralyn
Mills (2012) and Catherine Staveley (2012).
"I'm extremely grateful for the support of Women in Capital Markets and
BMO Capital Markets for helping me to transition my experience into a
new and exciting phase in my professional career. It is programs like
these that truly make a difference and strengthen the capital markets,"
said Christie MacDonald, Director, Cross Business Structuring,
Financial Products, BMO Capital Markets.
"The RTBS Award clearly demonstrates WCM and National Bank Financial's
commitment to supporting women's ability to make a meaningful impact
within the capital markets industry. This award is unique in that it
sets up women for success by not only providing a paid internship but
also a senior-level mentor and funding to upgrade skills. The RTBS
award has provided me with an excellent platform to re-launch my
career," said Rakhi Tejani, National Bank Financial.
"This program is a commendable example of what Bay Street is doing to
return a valuable pool of female talent into senior roles in capital
markets. I congratulate these women on their new roles and wish them
continued success," said Jennifer Reynolds, CEO of Women in Capital
Markets. "WCM looks forward to welcoming a new cohort later this month
when we kickoff the 2014 RTBS program with the RTBS Conference on April
28 in Toronto."
As part of the RTBS program, a conference for women interested in
re-launching their careers in capital markets will be held in Toronto
on April 28. The registration deadline for the conference is Tuesday,
April 22. Completed applications to apply for the RTBS Award are due
Monday, May 12. Individuals wishing to attend the conference or apply
for the award can visit WCM.ca, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-502-3614 for information.
The internships this year will be generously provided by the 2014 RTBS
Program sponsors BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Markets,
RBC Capital Markets, and Scotiabank.
WCM is a non-profit organization which advocates for the increased
representation and advancement of women into senior leadership roles in
the Canadian capital markets industry. WCM's membership is over a 1200
members strong with women working in all segments of the capital
markets and includes many of the most senior female executives in
Canada's largest financial institutions. WCM.ca
About WCM Return to Bay Street (RTBS) Awards
The Return to Bay Street Program is currently sponsored and supported by
BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Markets, RBC Capital
Markets, and Scotiabank. These banks joined forces in 2013 to grow the
initiative founded by BMO Capital Markets through their Equity Through
Education program in 2010. The WCM RTBS Awards Program assists talented
women with a previous career in capital markets re-launch a full-time
career in Canadian capital markets after an extended period of absence
from the industry. The Program includes a one-day conference designed
to educate women about opportunities in the industry and prepare them
to return to the industry, and an award component that provides a
$5,000 education grant, a paid four-month internship at one of the
sponsor banks, a WCM mentor and a one-year WCM Membership.
SOURCE: Women in Capital Markets (WCM)
For further information:
Media contact: Susan Floyd, WCM PR and Media Relations, PR@wcm.ca, 416-980-3304