Women in Capital Markets Announces the Winners of the 2012 Executive Coaching
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 in Canada.
"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 -
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
Elif McDonald, WCM PR and Media Relations, (416) 889-8849 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE: Women in Capital Markets (WCM)
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