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National Bank Presents the Recipients of the Fifth Edition of Women in Financial Markets Scholarship Program

Montreal, 29 July 2014 -

National Bank is pleased to announce this year’s winners of its Women in Financial Markets Scholarship, now in its fifth edition. At a reception to honour the recipients, Ricardo Pascoe, Executive Vice-President – Financial Markets, joined by members of the Financial Markets Management Committee, awarded a total of $20,000 to two students who have demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in the financial markets and are currently enrolled in a post graduate program at a Canadian university.

The winners of this year’s bursaries are:

  • Brigitte Crockford, who is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program at McGill University
  • Stéphanie Hamel, who will be undertaking a Master in Finance at Université Laval.

"We are impressed by the caliber of talented candidates from across Canada who apply year after year for participation in our Scholarship Program”, said Mr. Pascoe. “This program supports the development of bright and ambitious women and demonstrates National Bank’s dedication to promote strong women leaders in the Canadian capital markets.” 

National Bank’s program derives its distinctiveness not only from the scholarship it offers, but also from its internship and mentorship opportunities that help candidates familiarize themselves with the Financial Markets division at a major financial institution. 

The recipients will receive senior level mentorship from Susan Monteith, Executive Vice-President and Managing Director, Client Strategy and People Development. The program will be supervised by Marjorie Skolnik, Director – Global Equity Derivatives and Marjorie Nadeau, Director – Risk Management Solutions Group in order to ensure a most successful partnership between the recipients and National Bank.

One of National Bank’s goals with this initiative is to increase the representation of women throughout its Financial Markets division and, in particular, the number of women in senior positions.

About National Bank of Canada
With $194 billion in assets as at April 30, 2014, National Bank of Canada (, together with its subsidiaries, forms one of Canada’s leading integrated financial groups. The Bank has close to 20,000 employees and is widely recognized as a top employer. Its securities are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: NA). Follow the Bank’s activities via social media and learn more about its extensive community involvement at and

Information (The telephone number provided below is for the exclusive use of journalists and other media representatives.):

Jean-François Lauzon
Advisor – Public Affairs
National Bank
Tel.: 514-394-6097


Executive Vice-President  – Financial Markets, Ricardo Pascoe, flanked by the recipients of the fifth edition, Stéphanie Hamel (left) and Brigitte Crockford (right), and by members of the Financial Markets Management Committee, Susan Monteith, Yanick Blanchard and Greg Thompson.