WCM’s Executive Leaders Award Program provides six-months of free, individual executive coaching to high-performing women in capital markets. The goal of the program is to accelerate recipients' career trajectories, refine their executive skills, equip them to compete for progressively senior roles, and enhance their likelihood of promotion.

There is a significant drop in the representation of women at the senior management level. WCM's Executive Leaders Award Program is designed to cultivate a pipeline of talented female leaders by providing opportunities for professionals to establish themselves in the top ranks of the industry.

To date, 50 women have benefited from this program and have moved on to considerable successes in their careers.

Eligibility and Criteria: 
To be considered for the WCM Executive Leaders Award, candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • Currently employed in Canadian capital markets (including both buy and sell side) at a WCM gold sponsor firm, and have at least 10 years experience in the industry;
  • Employed at a senior leadership level and apply with the support of their firm;
  • A WCM member in good standing and emulate the vision and objectives of WCM.
Criteria for selection will be based upon the applicants':
  • Demonstrated commitment to career development as exemplified from the attainment of progressively senior roles;
  • Proven ability to assume leadership roles and overcome obstacles, and exhibit the characteristics of business leadership
Please note: If you need assistance in setting up a membership, please reach out to info@wcm.ca.

Application Components 
Before starting the online application process, you should prepare the below supporting documents, which you will be asked to upload as part of your application: 
  • Your current resume, including a section that list any recognitions/awards/designations you have received.
  • One letter of recommendation from your firm, from a manager or senior individual in your firm. This recommendation should demonstrate the endorsement by senior level executives regarding your potential for leadership and advancement.
  • A 500 word (max) letter outlining your answers to the below questions:
    • Provide measurable examples that outline your commitment to your career development;
    • Provide proven examples of your ability to assume leadership roles and overcome obstacles;
    • Briefly outline your career aspirations over the next 3 to 5 years;
    • Outline why coaching at this level will be beneficial to your career.
Key Dates
  • November 30, 2020 - Applications close 
  • December 2020 - Award recipients are selected and notified
  • January 2021 - Kick-Off Event
  • July 2021 - Closing Event
PART 1: APPLICANT INFORMATION

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* 1. First Name:

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* 2. Last Name:

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* 3. Email:

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* 4. Please provide your business phone number:

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* 7. Years of Experience in Canadian Capital Markets, must at least 10 years. (buy side or sell side)

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* 8. Are you a front-office employee?

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* 9. Please upload your current resume, including a section that list any recognitions/awards/designations you have received.

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* 10. Please upload a 500 word (max) letter covering the below criteria:
  • Provide measurable examples that outline your commitment to your career development;
  • Provide proven examples of your ability to assume leadership roles and overcome obstacles;
  • Briefly outline your career aspirations over the next 3 to 5 years;
  • Outline why coaching at this level will be beneficial to your career.

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* 11. Please upload one letter of recommendation from your firm, from a manager or senior individual in your firm. This recommendation should demonstrate the endorsement by senior level executives regarding your potential for leadership and advancement.

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* 12. How did you hear about this program?

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* 13. When did you first hear about WCM:

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* 14. Are you currently a WCM member in good standing? (Note: this is a requirement) 

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* 15. General Comments

Thank your application. We will be in touch shortly to confirm the status of your application and to communicate next steps.

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