TORONTO, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a
non-profit organization that advocates the entry, advancement and
development of women in the Canadian capital markets, is pleased to
announce the winners of the 2012 WCM Executive Coaching Award Program,
sponsored by BMO Nesbitt Burns. Now in its fifth year, this innovative
program provides career coaching and development services from Felix® Global Corp. to qualified senior women working in the capital markets
"The Executive Coaching Award Program is designed to support the
development of women in senior leadership roles in the financial
industry," said Martha Fell, Chief Executive Officer of WCM. "Having a
trusted executive coach helps these focused individuals harness their
strengths and provides them with the confidence and self-awareness to
achieve their business and personal goals. It's a win-win."
The five winners were chosen from applicants across a broad range of
Canadian financial institutions. This unique program is directed at
applicants with a minimum of 10 years' experience who have already
achieved significant success in their careers. Candidates must be
currently employed in Canadian capital markets, which includes the
issuing, buying, selling or trading of securities, currencies and
derivatives, and must demonstrate how the award would help them further
their career goals in an environment still dominated by male
The 2012 Career Coaching Award winners are:
Charlotte Daughney - TD Securities Inc.
Viktoriya Gruzytska - CIBC
Nicola Ray Smith - Scotiabank
Wendy Smith - Scotiabank
Synthia St-Michel - Intact Investment Management Inc.
"BMO Nesbitt Burns is very proud to be a presenting sponsor of this
important program in conjunction with Felix Global Corporation," said
Charyl Galpin, Co-Head, Executive Vice-President & Managing Director,
BMO Nesbitt Burns - Private Client Division. "The WCM Executive
Coaching Award Program is opening up significant opportunities for
women in the workplace - ensuring competent and talented women succeed
in the corporate world. Our firm is committed to being a leader in
diversity and workplace equity and we firmly stand behind the
advancement and growth of women in the Canadian financial services
"We are very pleased to partner with Women in Capital Markets on this
exciting initiative," said Jim Graham, Chief Executive Officer, Felix
Global Corp. "At Felix Global, we are also very committed to the advancement of women in the
marketplace and are proud to have a variety of unique leadership
programs focused on this objective."
The awards were presented by Kathryn Smith, Chair of WCM, at a luncheon
hosted by BMO Financial Group.
About BMO Nesbitt Burns
BMO Nesbitt Burns is a core part of the success of BMO Financial Group.
We have an extensive network of approximately 1,350 Investment Advisors
at 76 branches across Canada.
BMO is Canada's oldest bank, founded in 1817. The origins of BMO Nesbitt
Burns' predecessor firms date back to 1912. In 1987, BMO Bank of
Montreal acquired Nesbitt Thomson, then one of Canada's oldest and most
respected investment houses. In 1994, BMO Bank of Montreal also
acquired Burns Fry, one of the largest dealers of Canadian equities and
debt securities. Nesbitt Thomson and Burns Fry then merged to become
BMO Nesbitt Burns. BMO.com
About Felix® Global Corp.
Felix® Global Corp is a dynamic, fast-growing human capital management
firm with global reach that enables organizations to develop high
performing leaders and teams so they can better create, implement and
execute business strategies. Our capabilities and expertise focus on
customized talent management solutions across Talent Assessment &
Measurement, Leadership Development & Succession, Team Dynamics &
Optimization, Organizational Effectiveness & Culture, as well as
Outplacement & Career Transition. Felix Global has a 20 year history
with offices across North America, and we distinguish ourselves by
embedding ROI measurement in all the work we do; as well as our ability
to execute rapid implementation. For more information please visit
Felix Global Corp. at felixglobal.com.
WCM is a non-profit organization that promotes the entry, advancement
and development of women, fosters accountability for diversity and
recognizes leaders who have contributed significantly to the
advancement of women in the Canadian capital markets industry. Through
innovative programming, WCM offers its members diverse and creative
opportunities for networking, career growth and personal development,
and mentoring and coaching of both students and professionals. WCM.ca
SOURCE: Women in Capital Markets (WCM)
For further information:
Elif McDonald, WCM PR and Media Relations, (416) 889-8849 and at firstname.lastname@example.org.