TD Securities, 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 was part of our global initiative of events, articles and research reports aimed at throwing diversity within the IR profession into the spotlight.
Registration, networking drinks and canapés
Welcome and opening remarks
Ben Ashwell, editor, IR Magazine
Meghan MacNicol, vice president, corporate access, institutional equity sales and trading, TD Securities
Panel discussion: Bridging the gap in pay and skillset to ease gender disparity in IR
Rebecca Corbin, founder and chief executive officer, Corbin Advisors
Lisa Doddridge, director of investor relations, First Quantum Minerals
Lisa Greatrix, senior vice president, finance and investor relations, Canadian Tire Corporation
Jacqueline Wagenaar, vice president, investor relations and corporate communications, Guyana Goldfields (moderator)
Q&A and summary
Discussions and networking
End of evening
Ben Ashwell is the editor at IR Magazine, covering investor relations, governance, risk and compliance. Prior to this, he was founder and editor of Executive Talent, the global quarterly magazine from the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants. Before moving to the US, Ashwell was vice president and editor at Executive Grapevine, overseeing a daily news website, 10 annual supplements and HR Grapevine, the UK’s leading HR and talent management magazine.
Founder and chief executive officer
Rebecca Corbin is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Corbin Advisors, a leading strategy and communications firm with a deep expertise in investor relations. The firm’s clients include international and domestic public companies across sectors, ranging from $500 million to nearly $400 Billion in market-cap and in various stages of evolution.
Since being invited to be a contributor on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, she has made nearly 20 appearances with a focus on the insights derived from Inside The Buy side, a proprietary publication now in it’s 41st quarter. Ms. Corbin has also been invited to share her thought leadership at large scale conferences including the McKinsey Global Industrial Leaders Summit and the Well Fargo Diversified Industrials Executive Summit.
In 2019, Rebecca was selected to receive the Hartford Business Journal’s Annual Women in Business Award, which recognizes outstanding Connecticut-based female CEOs, entrepreneurs and senior-level executives who have mastered their industry and are broadly admired by the business community. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) and National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), where she has held several leadership positions.
Prior to founding Corbin Advisors, Rebecca established and led Thomson Reuters’ investor perception study division and in 2005, was recognized for her contribution to the company and honored with the Award of Excellence for Entrepreneurial Spirit. Upon joining Thomson, Rebecca was a stock surveillance analyst, tracking institutional trading and money flows for Media & Entertainment and Cable companies.
Corbin Advisors has a deep commitment to contributing in the communities in which we live and work. Ms. Corbin serves on the boards of Washington College, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, and The Hartford Symphony Orchestra. She is also the President of the Jim and Rebecca Loree Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable organization that she co-founded with her husband in 2009. Rebecca resides in Central, CT with her husband and their four daughters.
Director of investor relations
First Quantum Minerals
Senior vice president, finance and investor relations
Canadian Tire Corporation
Lisa Greatrix is a seasoned Finance Executive with extensive experience in managing diverse groups and initiatives in multiple disciplines including finance, customer support and operations.
As Senior Vice-President, Finance and Investor Relations at Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), Lisa and her team directly support CTC’s Board of Directors, CFO and CEO. In her role, Lisa oversees investor relations strategies and programs and also manages relationships with the investor and analyst communities.
Lisa joined Canadian Tire in 2007 as Vice-President, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis. During this time, she acted as a trusted advisor to senior management, supported the creation of CT REIT and played a key role in creating a sustainable financial framework. Throughout her career at CTC, she has set strategies and inspired change that has made CTC home to some of the best practices in financial planning and analysis.
Prior to joining Canadian Tire, Lisa held senior positions at MDS, Research in Motion and Xerox Canada. Lisa is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from York University. She has also completed the Queen’s Executive Program.
Vice president, investor relations and corporate communications
Ms. Wagenaar is an award-winning Investor Relations Executive with 12+ years of experience across a variety of business sectors for publicly traded companies. She brings extensive capital markets experience and exceptional relationships within the investment community and brings a highly strategic, innovative approach to investor relations that is customized and calibrated based on each company, industry and situation. Ms. Wagenaar serves as the VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications for Guyana Goldfields since joining in mid-2009. She is responsible for all investor relations, corporate communications and media relations for the Company and single-handedly implemented the first investor relations program in the Company’s history and was instrumental in organizing global roadshows helping raise over C$500 Million in secondary equity and debt offerings. Ms. Wagenaar is a Certified Professional in Investor Relations from the Richard Ivey School of Business and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario. She sits on the Ontario Board of Directors of the Canadian Investor Relations Institute and is a frequent industry speaker and an involved IR advocate within the profession.
Attendees are leading IR practitioners with a strategic IR role within his or her company. This year’s attendees included:
|Company||Job Title||Company||Job Title|
|Platform Group||Account Executive||Intrado||Key Account Manager|
|TransPerfect||Account Executive||Q4||Lead, Investor Relations|
|Donnelley Financial Solutions||Associate||Q4||Lead, Investor Relations|
|Scotiabank||Associate Director, Corporate Access||Denison Mines||Manager, Corporate Development|
|TMX||Associate Product Manager||CTC||Manager, Investor Relations|
|Scotiabank||Associate, Corporate Access||Fiera Infrastructure||Manager, Investor Relations|
|Scotiabank||Associate, Equity Marketing||Q4||Manager, Investor Relations|
|S&P Global Market Intelligence||Associate, Relationship Management||The Works Design Com.||Manager, Marketing|
|CTC||AVP Corporate Planning & Analysis||DFIN||Manager, Relationship|
|CTC||AVP, Investor Relations||Shorecrest Group||Managing Director|
|CTC||AVP, Investor Relations||Shorecrest Group||Managing Director|
|Brendan Wood International||CEO||Bay Street Com.||Managing Partner|
|Corbin Advisors||CEO & Founder||Bay Street Com.||Managing Partner|
|National||Consultant||Kaiser Lachance||Managing Partner, President|
|Beth Marlin Media||Consultant, Financial Communications||E2 Management||President|
|Scotiabank||Coordinator, Corporate Access||Frontline Advisors||President|
|Q4||Coordinator, Digital Event||Gryphon Advisors||President & CEO|
|CPPI Board||Director, Investment & Financial Com.||TransPerfect||Regional Director, Canada|
|First Quantum Minerals||Director, Investor Relations||Corbin Advisors||Senior Advisor|
|Laurel Hill Advisory Group||Director, Operations||Sun Life||Senior analyst, Shareholder Services|
|The Works Design Com||Director, Project Management||George Weston||Senior Director, Investor Relations|
|Intrado||Director, Sales (Canada)||TD Bank Group||Senior Finance Analyst|
|Sun Life||Director, Shareholder Relations||TMX||Specialist, Client Success|
|TransPerfect||Director, Strategic Accounts||S&P Global Market Intelligence||Specialist, Commercial Training|
|Canada Infrastructure Bank||General Counsel & Corporate Secretary||Q4||Supervisor, Support|
|National||Group Director||Canadian Tire||SVP, Finance & Investor Relations|
|The Globe and Mail||Head, Event Content Advertising||Frontline Advisors||SVP, Governance|
|TMX||Head, TSX Company Services||CO2 GRO||VP, Communications|
|Loderock Advisors||Investor Relations||TD Securities||VP, Corporate Access|
|Altius Minerals||Investor Relations Executive||Guyana Goldfields||VP, Investor relations & corporate communications|
|Real Matters||VP, Marketing & IR|
"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.
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