The Scotiabank Women Initiative

Helping our clients drive positive change in their careers and organizations.

Empowering women by advancing equality.

Across Scotiabank, we are focused on empowering women by advancing equality. Learn how we provide support for Canada’s women-owned, women-led businesses as part of The Scotiabank Women Initiative TM umbrella.


For Global Banking and Markets, The Scotiabank Women Initiative is designed to drive positive change. From senior executives to emerging leaders, we are proud to support women clients and those who stand behind an inclusion agenda. The program is bespoke, and it is focused on helping women pursue their best professional futures through exclusive access to three pillars: Advisory, Education and Innovation. 

The Global Banking and Markets program: Three pillars

This premier program is content-driven and taps into Scotiabank’s broad resources and deep expertise. 


We focus on supporting women on their path to board participation, helping both new and seasoned women board members elevate their effectiveness, and assisting corporate clients who are seeking increased diversity on their boards. 


We provide relevant resources and forums to help empower and build subject matter expertise. Our focus is sharing knowledge and providing training which is specific to the industry – addressing common concerns, opportunities and trends that impact our clients’ businesses. 


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We collaborate with our clients to generate ideas and develop innovative strategies and products that help advance socially responsible initiatives. We recognize our role and the opportunity to help drive the evolution and enhancement of industry best practices. 


The Scotiabank Women Initiative: Leadership Lessons from The Judy Project

Watch video highlights from this inspiring event where we launched The Scotiabank Women Initiative for Global Banking and Markets.

March 10, 2020

Watch Video The Scotiabank Women Initiative: Leadership Lessons from The Judy Project


Scotiabank celebrates International Women's Day

March 6, 2020

View Content Scotiabank celebrates International Women's Day

Meet our executive team behind the movement

Loretta Marcoccia

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking and Markets; and Executive Sponsor of The Scotiabank Women Initiative for Global Banking and Markets

Laura Curtis Ferrera, см

Senior Vice President, Global Wealth Management, Global Business Banking and Canadian Retail Banking

Pruyn Haskins

Managing Director and Head, Global Equities

Rania Llewellyn

​Executive Vice President, Global Business Payments

Brian Manson

Managing Director & Global Head, Commodity Derivatives & G10 Foreign Exchange

Janet Segeren-Lopes

Vice President, Human Resources, Global Banking and Markets

Adam Sinclair

Co-Head, Global Investment Banking and Canadian Corporate Banking

John Stracquadanio

Head of U.S. Capital Markets, Head of U.S. Equities, Prime Services and Collateral Management and Funding, CEO of SCUSA

Contact us

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