Women in Financial Services MAKING CHANGE



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Scroll down to review charities chosen to receive ticket proceeds.


Opening Remarks:

Dr. Harjeet S. Bhabra, Dean, Sobey School of Business

Panel: Opening the Discussion, Alyse Hand, Anchor, Global News (Moderator)

Janet Ecker former President & founding CEO, Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA)

Scott Brison, Vice-Chair Investment and Corporate Banking at BMO Capital Markets

Alex McCann, Executive Director, ONSIDE (Organization for Innovation Driven Entrepreneurship) 

Martha Casey, Chief Executive Officer, Volta

10:45 - 11:00 Stretch and bio break

Interactive Workshops (Choose 1)

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to engage in deep, authentic dialogue seeking better understanding and solutions.

1 - Women & Diversity in Financial Services  | Meet the Workshop the Leaders

2 - Venture Capital & Fintech | Meet the Work Shop Leaders

3 - Corporate Social Responsibility / Environmental Social Governance  | Meet the Workshop Leaders 

12:30 - 12:45 Stretch and bio break
12:45-1:25 Keynote and Q & A

Catherine Philogène, CIM, RIPC

Vice President, Product Management, RBC Global Asset Management Inc.

Q&A Moderated by Eni-Oto Toluwani Familusi

1:25 Closing Remarks and Call to Action

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Ticket Proceeds Will Go to Charity

We have designated the proceeds from ticket sales to support charities that support women in business. Our steering committee performed early due diligence and arrived at this list (full disclosure: one of these organizations, "We Worthy Women" was founded by a member of our steering committee.)

At the event, participants will be offered a poll where they can choose one of the three groups. Funds will be distributed based on the proportion of votes given each group.

Junior Achievement of Nova Scotia 

JA Nova Scotia provides hands-on experiential learning in the classroom and through extra-curricular activities. Programs focus on three educational pillars: financial literacy, workplace readiness, and entrepreneurship. JA recruits volunteers from the business community to collaborate on the delivery of programs, which exposes students to real world business perspectives and ideas.

For every $1 invested into JA programs, $45 is created in economic prosperity.

Immigrant Migrant Women's Association of Halifax

The Immigrant /Migrant Women’s association of Halifax (IMWAH) is a non-profit and culturally diverse organization. Its goal and mission is to celebrate the contributions, and respond to the unique concerns of immigrant and migrant women and girls. Our gender related mandate is to provide support tailored to female focused initiatives.
1. To showcase women’s projects, initiatives and contributions to the community.
2. To research and assess situations affecting immigrant/migrant women and girls.
3. To bring awareness into the larger community of immigrant and migrant women and girls concerns and to do advocacy work.
4. To bring the voice of immigrant and migrant women into larger movements aiming to improve the well-being and progress of Haligonian women.

We Worthy Women

We Worthy Women a non-profit organization dedicated to women empowerment and gender equality. Our social media community (of over 12,000) is fuelled by empowerment, acceptance, and support, and connects people from all walks of life. At We Worthy Women we use social media to encourage women and girls to empower themselves and each other, accept themselves as they are, and highlight issues that are relevant to the rights of girls and women around the world. We Worthy Women is inspired to spread an optimistic message daily, knowing that the empowerment of women through full and equal participation and representation has a direct impact on the sustainable growth, prosperity, and peace of a society. 

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