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IR Magazine Forum – Women in IR, Canada
Breaking the IR glass ceiling

Thursday, October 3, 2019

5pm onwards, TD Bank, Toronto, Canada

About the event

IR Magazine’s Women in IR campaign has sparked a lively debate around the globe about how women can achieve gender equality and pay parity in the IR profession.

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.

On the night

What past attendees say

"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."

Sabina Wex, Pilot PMR

"The panelists were fantastic and questions were relatable and specific to ongoing issues and areas of need for women in IR."

Nisha Hasan, Excellon Resources

"The evening was well organized, comfortable venue and good food and wine. "

Katherine Vyse, retired from Brookfield Asset Management

"Panel discussion was great, and good networking sessions both before and after."

Amanda Tang, TMX

"I thought it was interesting to have several successful women at varying stages in their IR career speaking and providing their success stories."

Alison Dwoskin, Eastmain Resources

"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."

Linda Armstrong, Storyboard Communications

"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."

Karen Carr, Imperial Capital Limited

Benchmarking IR: Research report

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:

  • What their role was before IR
  • What additional responsibilities they have in their job
  • What their primary focus is for job satisfaction.

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.

Venue and location

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


Looking for the perfect place to stay before or after the event? Why not try our exclusive HotelMap to browse real-time room rates of hotels close in proximity to TD Bank.

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Book your place

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, July 12, 2019 – any bookings made after this date will be charged at the standard rate.

  • Early bird rate expires Friday, July 12, 2019



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