We could not host such a rich and diverse event without the generous support of our sponsors:


Champion Sponsors

Champion Sponsor

Credit unions, as cooperative financial institutions, are rooted in the values of honesty, trust, and fairness. We believe that balanced and inclusive organizations are a better place to work and do business and we’re proud to say that 50 per cent of our CEOs across Atlantic Canada are women.

Credit unions believe in the power of people coming together to spark new ideas and make the most of our potential. Collectively, we achieve more, multiplying our individual efforts. For that reason, we seek opportunities to partner with people and organizations who share our commitment to create a stronger future for our region—and our world—like the Sobey School’s Women in Business Symposium.

Atlantic Canada’s 45 credit unions are part of a network of 250 credit unions nationwide. Combined, we provide banking services to more than 5.7 million Canadians and offer refreshingly honest financial advice at www.honestmoney.ca.


Changemaker Sponsors




Medavie is a not-for-profit health solutions partner. From Atlantic Canada to Quebec, Ontario and the Prairies, our over 6,400 employees are working together toward a healthier Canada.

Medavie oversees Medavie Blue Cross, a premier all-in-one benefits carrier and public health program administrator, and Medavie Health Services, a national primary health care solutions organization and the largest contract provider of EMS management services in Canada.

We don’t have shareholders. Our clients and our communities are our focus. We proudly invest in the Medavie Health Foundation to address some of our country’s most pressing physical and mental health care challenges. https://www.medavie.ca/en/about-us/

 Ally Sponsors

East Coast Credit Union is a full service, cooperative financial institution that is deeply committed to the communities in which we live and work. With 18 locations from Halifax to Cape Breton and a virtual presence, our professional and dedicated employees offer refreshingly honest banking and take pride in providing an exceptional member experience and helping individuals and business members achieve financial success.

At East Coast Credit Union, you have the chance to be part of something bigger: the chance to be more than a customer, to help build your community, to see fairness, trust, equality and independence brought to life; from the way we do business to the way we treat you every day. It’s banking that goes further! https://www.eastcoastcu.ca/Home/

“Deloitte” is the brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, tax, and related services to select clients. These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee (“DTTL”). Each DTTL member firm provides services in particular geographic areas and is subject to the laws and professional regulations of the particular country or countries in which it operates.

Each DTTL member firm is structured in accordance with national laws, regulations, customary practice, and other factors, and may secure the provision of professional services in its territory through subsidiaries, affiliates, and other related entities. Not every DTTL member firm provides all services, and certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

DTTL and each DTTL member firm are legally separate and independent entities, which cannot obligate each other. DTTL and each DTTL member firm are liable only for their own acts and omissions, and not those of each other. DTTL (also referred to as “Deloitte Global”) does not provide services to clients. https://www2.deloitte.com/ca/en.html


Killam Apartment REIT, based in Halifax, is one of Canada's largest residential landlords, owning, operating, managing and developing a $3.5 billion portfolio of apartments and manufactured home community properties. Killam's properties are located in Atlantic Canada's six largest urban centres, Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Killam Apartment REIT is publicly traded on the TSX under the ticker KMP.UN. https://killamreit.com/






Contributing Organization Sponsor

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Download a Sponsor Sobey WIB2020 Information Sheet

Corporate Canada knows the benefits of achieving parity, and the risks of not doing so. Join us to help build a more equitable and inclusive field in Financial Services.

During this event we will:

  • EDUCATE women on the roles and opportunities available.
  • SUPPORT women to build their network, identify mentors and leadership paths.
  • PROVIDE women with experiential opportunities to develop their skills.
  • BUILD a community to support women at the Sobey School of Business and throughout the region.

Key Messages

The presence of women and minorities in the workforce, among the C-suite and at the board table contribute to profitability and innovation in business. As evidence shows, the financial industry in Canada is leading other industries in terms of inclusion; however, there remain gaps that can and should be addressed. This event will show you how.

Show your Support

Choose a sponsorship level that fits your means: Supporter Ally, Changemaker, or Champion. We welcome dedicated companies who are committed to seeking inclusion and diversity in their workforce and championing these values in the world.

We are open to your suggestions for different sponsorship fulfillment if there is a unique way you would like to express your brand and contribute to this event. Feel welcome to contact us.

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more about this event, please reach out to: Karn Nichols, Manager, Graduate Career Services, Sobey School of Business. c: 902.478.1133  e: karn.nichols@smu.ca


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