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Scotiabank—A Recruitment Strategy for Women, by Women

For years, the Global Banking and Markets (GBM) division of Scotiabank has worked to help women enter the financial industry not simply to increase its statistics around women’s representation, but rather because increasing diversity is good for business. Early efforts included helping second-year women university students design a curriculum with courses that would prepare them for a career in finance. GBM began to follow its work with undergraduate students by creating an initiative to encourage more women in business schools with a demonstrated interest in finance to consider careers in Capital Markets, thereby supporting efforts to increase the number of women in the industry’s talent pool.

An excerpt from this practice was published in 2012 in Women and Men in Canadian Capital Markets: An Action Plan for Gender Diversity.