TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of Women in Capital Markets would like to congratulate Jennifer Reynolds, WCM President & CEO, on being named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) 2015 Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner. Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the accomplishments of Canada's top female leaders and serve to inspire current and future generations.
Ms. Reynolds will be honoured in the Sunlife Trailblazers and Trendsetters category during a gala celebration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on November 26, 2015.
"It is fitting that Jennifer is included in this year's list of inspirational and trailblazing women," says Michele Goddard, Chair, WCM Board of Directors. "Jennifer is a passionate advocate for the advancement of women in our industry and WCM is extremely fortunate to have someone with her drive and dedication leading our efforts to drive change."
"Along with Patti Shugart, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking and Global Credit, RBC Capital Markets and Laura Dottori-Attanasio, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer, CIBC, Canada's investment industry can be proud of the growing pool of talented female professionals advancing in its senior ranks."
Prior to joining WCM, Ms. Reynolds spent 15 years working in the capital markets, primarily in investment banking, holding senior roles with BMO Capital Markets and Stonecap Securities, and in the venture capital industry with OMERS Ventures.
Ms. Reynolds is a Director on the Board of the Canada Development Investment Corporation ("CDEV"), and is a former Member of the Ontario Venture Capital Fund Advisory Committee, Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Microskills Business Incubator, and Director on the Board of Studio 180, an independent, Toronto based theatre company. Ms. Reynolds is also active in her community as the Honorary Chair of the Princess Margaret Hospital Weekend Walk to End Women's Cancers and a Member of the YWCA Women of Distinction Committee.
Ms. Reynolds is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Women's Leadership program, and she received her MBA from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science from McGill University.
WCM is the largest network of professional women in the Canadian financial sector and the voice of advocacy for women in our industry. WCM is committed to the advancement of women in business and to increasing the number women in senior leadership roles in the Canadian economy. We work with our partners, members and the broader public to promote initiatives which successfully increase women's representation and impact in the boardrooms and executive suites of the financial industry and corporate Canada more broadly. www.wcm.ca
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