Media Advisory - A decade of capital extremes: where have women in capital markets netted out?

    WCM to announce results of Catalyst benchmarking study

    TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ -

    What:   Women in Capital Markets (WCM) will be releasing a new study in
            collaboration with Catalyst on June 22, 2009. This study is the
            fourth in a series of reports measuring the representation of
            women in Canadian capital markets.

    Who:    The new WCM study updates the quantitative data analysis of the
            first three studies conducted in 2000, 2002 and 2005. This latest
            study also includes a qualitative component, profiling women from
            six banks who serve as roles models for other women in the
            industry. Three of these senior executive level women will be
            featured in a panel discussion on June 22nd, 2009.

            Event Speakers:

            - Beth Wilson, Canadian Managing Partner, Regions and KPMG
              Enterprise - Keynote speaker
            - Martha Fell, CEO, Women in Capital Markets - Event emcee
            - Deborah Gillis, Vice President, North America, Catalyst -
              Releasing the findings


            - Anne Haldimand, Managing Director, Money Market Trading and
              Origination, TD Securities
            - Michelle Khalili, Managing Director, Equity Capital Markets,
              CIBC World Markets Inc
            - Lynn Kennedy, Managing Director, Foreign Exchange, BMO Capital

    When:   WCM will be hosting a lunch to release the latest study results
            on Monday, June 22, 2009. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m.;
            lunch to be served at 12:00 p.m.

    Where:  Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, Vanity Fair Ballroom,
            37 King Street East, Toronto

    RSVP:   Media wishing to attend must RSVP at or
            416-924-4442 ext 260

    KPMG Canada is the title sponsor of the event. The Toronto CFA Society
and Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP are co-event sponsors. Catalyst's Report to
Women in Capital Markets: Benchmarking 2008 is sponsored by six of Canada's
largest financial institutions: BMO Financial Group, CIBC, National Bank
Financial Group, RBC, Scotiabank Group, and TD Bank Financial Group.

    About Women in Capital Markets (WCM)

    WCM is a nonprofit organization that aims to support and advance female
leaders in business, foster accountability for diversity in the industry, and
recognize leaders who have contributed significantly to the advancement of
women in the capital markets. More information is available at

    About CATALYST

    Founded in 1962, Catalyst is the leading nonprofit membership
organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build
inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business. With
offices in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and more than 400 preeminent
corporations as members, Catalyst is the trusted resource for research,
information, and advice about women at work. Catalyst annually honors
exemplary organizational initiatives that promote women's advancement with the
Catalyst Award.

For further information:

For further information: Sherry Boisvert, APEX Public Relations,, (416) 924-4442 ext. 260

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