TD Bank, Toronto, Canada
Our researched showed that while the IR profession has a 50/50 gender split, 67 percent of senior positions are held by men and just 33 percent by women.
Such stats are depressingly familiar throughout the business world. Within IR, however, the news came as a surprise: IR has always been an industry with many women in senior positions. This evening is part of our global initiative of events, articles and research reports aimed at throwing diversity within the IR profession into the spotlight.
We’d love to have you join the debate. Book your place today.
Registration, networking drinks and canapés
Welcome and opening remarks
Panel discussion: Bridging the gap in pay and skillset to ease gender disparity in IR
Q&A and summary: Practical do’s and don’ts
Negotiating equal or better pay, being heard, handling interruptions, saying the right things in investor meetings, networking
Discussions and networking
End of evening
Attendees are leading IR practitioners with a strategic IR role within his or her company. Some of our past attendees include:
|Job title||Company name||Job title||Company name|
|Account executive||BTV||Manager, Administrative and IR services||RLH|
|Account Manager||Laurel Hill||Manager, Specialty Insurance||Travelers Insurance Company|
|Analyst||CIBC||Manager, Corporate Development||Newsfile|
|Assistant, Client Management||Interac Association||Manager, Global Capital Markets||Donelley Financial Solutions|
|Associate Vice President, Investor Relations||Canada Tire||Manager, Investor Relations||Canada Tire|
|Associate, Corporate Access & Equity||Scotiabank||Manager, Investor Relations||Eastmain Resources|
|Asssociate Director, Research and Analysis||Ipreo||Manager, Investor Relations||TD Bank Group|
|AVP and Head, IR||Great-West Lifeco||Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Services||Heron Resources Limited|
|AVP, Investor Relations & Compliance||RioCan||Manager, Professional Development||CIRI|
|Brand Partnership Manager||The Globe and Mail||Managing Director||Shorecrest Group|
|Business Development Director||The Globe and Mail||Managing Partner||Kaiser Lachance|
|Business Development, Strategic IR||Cision||Manger, Investor Relations||Alamos Gold|
|Capital Market Communications||LodeRock Advisors||Marketing Manager||The Works Design|
|CEO||Fig House Communications||Partner and SVP, Investor Relations||Brookfield Asset Management|
|CEO||Platform Group Limited||President||CIRI|
|CEO||Q4||President||Craib Design & Communications|
|CEO||Story Board Communication||President||DSA Corporate Services Inc.|
|CEO||TechnoVenture Inc||President||Shareholder Response Group|
|Chair, Board of Directors||Frontier College||President & CEO||AST|
|Co Founder & Managing Director||Shorecrest Group||President & CEO||Horizons ETFs (Canada)|
|Consultant||Dream Global REIT||CEO, Chair of Women’s Exec Network||Edelman|
|Consultant||SimpleLogic||Project Manager, Marketing and Advertising||The Works Design|
|Corporate Access||National Bank||Regional Head, Company Services||TSX|
|Corporate Access & Equity Marketing||Scotiabank||Senior Communications Manager||Mimpi Consulting|
|Corporate Access Associate||RBC Capital Markets||Senior Communications Specialist||Argonaut Gold|
|Director||Donelley Financial Solutions||Senior Director, Communications||CIBC|
|Director||Newsfile||Senior Director, Investor Relations||Royal Bank of Canada|
|Director Investor Relations||Fortis||Senior Investor Relations Analyst||Barrick|
|Director IR||New Gold||Senior Manager, Investor Relations||Royal Bank of Canada|
|Director IR||Bitfarms||Senior Manager, Investor Relations||TSX|
|Director of IR & Communications||Bristol Capital||Senior Partner||Global Governance|
|Director, Corporate Communication||Jamieson Wellness||Senior Vice President||DF King Canada|
|Director, Finance||Brookfield Asset Management||Senior Vice President, Financial Communications||Edelman|
|Director, Finance & IR||Brookfield Business Partners||Senior Vice President, IR and Communications||Altagas|
|Director, Investor Relations||Detour Gold||Senior VP, Financial and Crisis Communications||NATIONAL Equicom|
|Director, Investor Relations||Excellon Resources Inc.||Sr. Associate Investor Relations||Lundin Mining|
|Director, Investor Relations||Sobeys||Sr. Director, Investor Relations||CIBC|
|Director, IR & Corporate Comms||ATS Automation||Sr. Manager, Investor Relations||Celestica|
|Director, IR||CIBC||Strategic Account Director||Cision|
|Director, Shareholder Services||Sunlife Financial||SVP, Investor Relations||Aimia|
|Former CFO||Retired from TD||Vice President||Corbin Advisors|
|Founder||Wyatt Strategic Communications||Vice President – Operations||D.F. King|
|Founder & CEO||Corbin Advisors||Vice President Investor Relations||Fortis|
|Head of Corporate Access||Scotiabank||Vice President Investor Relations and Operations||Imperial Capital|
|Head of IR Solutions||S&P Global Market Intelligence||Vice President of Business Development||Laurel Hill|
|Head of Investor Relations||Roots||Vice President||Donelley Financial Solutions|
|Head of IR||TD Bank||Vice President, Corporate Development||NIGHTHAWK GOLD CORP|
|Institutional Equity Research||TD Securities||VIce President, Investor Relations||Altus Group Limited|
|Investor Relations||McEwen Mining Inc.||Vice President, IR & Communications||MediPharm Labs|
|Investor relations||Vertex strategies inc||Vice President, IR & Communications||Canaccord Genuity Group Inc.|
|Investor Relations||Yamana Gold||Vice President, Strategy & Product Innovation||TSX|
|Investor relations||NATIONAL Equicom||VP Corp Communications & IR||Zenyatta Ventures|
|Investor relations Analyst||AIP||VP Investor Relations Advisory||Story Board Communication|
|IR and Business Development||Slate Asset Management||VP IR||Coro Mining Corp|
|Investor Relations Associate||Detour Gold||VP Marketing||Blanc Labs|
|Investor Relations Coordinator||Urbana Corporation||VP Marketing and advisor||Blockstation|
|Investor Relations Specialist||CGI||VP, Corporate Access||TD Securities|
|Investor Relations Specialist||Open Text Corporation||VP, corporate Communications||Yappn Corp|
|IR Advisor and Executive Assistant||Canada Tire||VP, Finance||Q4|
|IR Associate||CHF IR & Capital Markets||VP, IR and Corporate Communications||Real Matters|
|IR Strategy Advisor||Sienna Senior Living||VP, IR||Dominion Diamond|
|Manager||Seabridge Gold||VP, Operations||Kew Media Group|
"It was so awesome. Everyone seemed so passionate about what they were doing. I'm starting out in IR and am now super motivated to get into the field. Plus, everyone was very friendly and helpful. People really made an effort to chat to you - which is so rare. More events like these! So great."
"The panellists were fantastic and questions were relatable and specific to ongoing issues and areas of need for women in IR."
"The evening was well organized, comfortable venue and good food and wine. "
"Panel discussion was great, and good networking sessions both before and after."
"I thought it was interesting to have several successful women at varying stages in their IR career speaking and providing their success stories."
"I liked the networking in advance of the panel discussion. I liked the input from the panelists especially Colleen Johnston. Networking after the session was also great."
"Each of the speakers represented a different stage of an IR career path and touched on many experiences with which I could identify, offering support or another perspective on the situation."
Based on responses from more than 900 IR professionals, our 2019 research report on Women in IR follows on from the findings in the IR Magazine Global IR Salary & Careers Report 2018. The report examines the pay and career experiences of women working in investor relations according to three factors:
It then compares these with those of their male counterparts to see where gender differences lie.
The report goes beyond the headline figures to identify when and where men and women are treated differently – and, indeed, equally – in their pay and career experiences. It shows that, while there is little overt or deliberate sexism in IR, a number of circumstantial factors have led to the overall gender disparity we currently see. Find out more about the report.
This year’s Women in IR Canada forum is hosted by TD Bank and will take place at their corporate offices, in the heart of Toronto:
TD Bank Tower
66 Wellington Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 2W4
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The event is open to all IR professionals – men and women – to build on last year’s discussion and learn how those leading the way are facing challenges head-on. Please note that these are our early bird rates which expire on Friday, August 30, 2019 – any bookings made after this date will be charged at the standard rate.
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