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Scotiabank is proud to be a sponsor for Dress for Success’ Your Hour, Her Power® 2023 campaign, honouring the achievements of women during Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Dress for Success is a global non-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, development tools, and professional attire to help women thrive in work and in life.

Celebrating women leaders

The Your Hour, Her Power campaign aims to inspire hope and resilience among women by recognizing ground-breaking women in leadership positions across various industries.

This year, Scotiabank’s Kay Lazidis, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), U.S. Global Banking and Markets, is being celebrated for embodying Dress for Success’ mission of providing job access, career advancement, and financial wellness for women entering and re-entering the workforce. At Scotiabank, Kay is a champion of the Bank’s diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy and serves as a member of the U.S. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She is also Chair of the Process Improvement Initiative, designed to build and enhance programs that attract, promote, and retain diverse and inclusive groups.

Kay Lazidis
Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer (COO), U.S. Global Banking and Markets


I believe in a more diverse and gender equitable finance industry that welcomes and empowers women to thrive in work and in life, and Dress for Success is a frontline solution for women of all backgrounds entering or re-entering the workforce.

Kay Lazidis

How can you contribute?

Donate the equivalent of just one hour of your pay and help a woman gain access to programs, services and tools that will change her life for the better. Donate to the campaign

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