As we mark International Women’s Day, four women executives at Scotiabank discuss the challenges of leading a team through the pandemic.
The Scotiabank Women Initiative
Helping women pursue their best professional futures and supporting organizations that stand behind an inclusion agenda.
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 through our LEAP series and providing training which is specific to the industry – addressing common concerns, opportunities and trends that impact our clients’ businesses.
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.
A message from Brian Porter, President and CEO of Scotiabank.
Women have historically been underserved by the wealth industry.
Loretta Marcoccia and Julie Walsh mark the anniversary of SWI with a conversation about helping women pursue their best professional futures.
When The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ expanded its focus to include GBM last year to help support women in their career trajectory, there was a clear need.
Michelle Khalili, Managing Director and Head, Global Equity Capital Markets speaks about the program and her role as Lead Advisor on the Advisory Pillar.
Meet our executive team behind the movement
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Global Banking and Markets
Laura Curtis Ferrera, см
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Managing Director and Head, Global Equities
Senior Vice President, Global Business Payments
Vice President, Human Resources, Global Banking and Markets
Co-Head, Global Investment Banking and Canadian Corporate Banking
Managing Director and Global Head of Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities