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Women in Capital Markets Announces 2013 Recipients of WCM Return to Bay Street Award

Toronto, 21 October 2013 -

Women in Capital Markets (WCM), a non-profit organization that promotes the entry, advancement and development of women in Canadian capital markets, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 WCM Return to Bay Street (RTBS) Award. The RTBS Award is given to professional women who have taken a break from their successful careers in the capital markets industry and who are now ready to re-launch their careers. These women represent a valuable pool of talent as they are returning to senior roles in the industry.

The recipients are:

- Barbara Glassford
- Christine MacDonald
- Rakhi Tejani

The 2013 award recipients will each receive $5,000 toward an education program, a paid four-month internship at BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Markets, RBC Capital Markets, or Scotiabank, a WCM mentor and a one-year WCM Membership.

"As a result of the number of qualified applicants, continued support from founding sponsor BMO Capital Markets and new sponsors National Bank Financial Markets, RBC Capital Markets and Scotiabank, we are very pleased to increase the number of awards this year," said Jennifer Reynolds, President of Women in Capital Markets. "This award highlights the exceptional pool of high calibre talent ready to re-enter the industry and we are proud to be working with our sponsors to bring more women back to capital markets," said Ms. Reynolds.

The WCM RTBS Awards Program, launched in 2010 by WCM and BMO Capital Markets with the funding of the Bank's Equity Through Education program, helps talented women re-launch full-time careers in Canadian capital markets after an extended period of absence. The Program includes a one-day conference designed to educate women about opportunities in the industry and prepare them for a return; an award component that provides an education grant; a paid internship at one of BMO Capital Markets, National Bank Financial Markets, RBC Capital Markets, or Scotiabank; a WCM mentor and a one-year WCM Membership.

Past winners include Mary Ann Mendes (Jan 2013), Sheralyn Mills (2012) and Catherine Staveley (2012), all of whom translated internships into full time roles in the industry.

About WCM
WCM is a non-profit organization which advocates for the increased representation and advancement of women into senior leadership roles in the Canadian capital markets industry. WCM's membership is over a 1,000 members strong, with women working in all segments of the capital markets and includes many of the most senior female executives in Canada's largest financial institutions.

SOURCE: Women in Capital Markets (WCM)

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