Women in Capital Markets Announces 2016 Recipients of WCM Executive Coaching Awards

TORONTO, Jan. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a non-profit advocacy organization which promotes the entry and advancement of women into leadership roles in the industry, announced the 2016 WCM Executive Coaching Award at a reception in Toronto last night. The award is given to professional women in capital markets who emulate the vision and objectives of WCM, demonstrate commitment to career development, and have proven ability to take leadership roles and overcome obstacles in business.

The 2016 award recipients are:

  • Elizabeth Daponte, Managing Director, Corporate Banking - Global Mining, Global Banking and Markets, Scotiabank
  • Cheryl M. Ferguson, Managing Director, Global Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities, BMO Capital Markets
  • Joanne O'Hea, Director, Global Equity Trading, RBC Capital Markets
  • Priya Radha, Director and Desk Head, Fixed Income Options, Canada and the U.S., Global Banking and Markets, Scotiabank

Award recipients will each receive up to six months of free individual career coaching valued at $15,000 thanks to the support of WCM's exclusive coaching partner Felix Global Corp.

"In Canadian capital markets there are substantial gaps in the level of female representation in senior management roles. This award is designed to help high-calibre experienced female professionals develop key skills that will help them move up the ladder. This year's winners are wonderful examples of talented, experienced professional women who have a proven ability to take on leadership roles and tackle business challenges," said Jennifer Reynolds, CEO of Women in Capital Markets. "I congratulate today's winners and I look forward to watching them advance their successful careers into more senior roles."

With the support of corporate sponsor CIBC, this unique program provides an opportunity for experienced female professionals with a minimum of 10 years work experience in capital markets to develop executive skills and enhance their likelihood for promotion. Since its inception in 2008, the award has recognized 37 female leaders in capital markets.

About WCM

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 of 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 the economic empowerment of women and move the dial on women's representation and impact in the boardrooms and executive suites of corporate Canada.

SOURCE Women in Capital Markets (WCM)

For further information: Please contact: Sonia Prashar, soniaprashar@sppublicrelations.com, 416-560-6753


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