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Solutions for All: How one Canadian bank is developing technology to drive accessibility graphic

Solutions for All: How one Canadian bank is developing technology to drive accessibility

December, 8th, 2017

    As Vice President of Design, Digital Banking, at Scotiabank, Pamela Hilborn is tasked with developing unique technology solutions that can meet the needs of the Bank’s diverse customer base — including those with disabilities.   By Shelley White     Pamela Hilborn has always been fascinated by what makes people tick. It’s a […]


Being is Believing: How 18-year-old Sindy Mosquera became CEO of one of Colombia’s largest banks for a day graphic

Being is Believing: How 18-year-old Sindy Mosquera became CEO of one of Colombia’s largest banks for a day

November, 10th, 2017

    To mark the United Nations’ 2017 International Day of the Girl, 600 young women were selected to take over top jobs at various organizations around the world. Sindy Mosquera was one of them. As part of Plan International’s #GirlsBelongHere campaign, Sindy sat in on committee meetings, met clients and connected with some of the bank’s […]


A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career graphic

A Fresh Start: How Rania Llewellyn is helping Canadian immigrants kick-start their career

October, 16th, 2017

  When Rania Llewellyn first immigrated to Canada, she found herself in the same predicament as many newcomers: educated and talented, but unable to find work. Now Senior Vice President, Products and Services, Global Transaction Banking at Scotiabank, Rania tells her incredible story of how she got her start, and how she’s helping other immigrants […]


Banking needs more women in tech — here’s how one financial institution is driving change graphic

Banking needs more women in tech — here’s how one financial institution is driving change

September, 11th, 2017

  As the banking industry goes through a digital transformation, there’s a “war for talent,” says Kyle McNamara, Executive Vice President, Global Retail Banking Technology at Scotiabank. And if companies want the best and the brightest in their ranks, women need to be on the frontlines.   By Shelley White     “Technology is fundamentally […]


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Learning about leadership in the great outdoors

August, 20th, 2017

When Gillian Riley, an EVP at Scotiabank, joined a 10-day hiking and rafting adventure organized by True Patriot Love, a charitable foundation supporting Canadian military families, she knew she would have the opportunity to mentor ill and injured veterans trying to build meaningful careers in the civilian world. She quickly realized that the mentorship went […]


Guiding the Giving: How Jacquie Ryan’s unorthodox career path led her to her dream job in sponsorship and philanthropy at Scotiabank graphic

Guiding the Giving: How Jacquie Ryan’s unorthodox career path led her to her dream job in sponsorship and philanthropy at Scotiabank

July, 18th, 2017

Jacquie Ryan wasn’t sure what she wanted to do after she graduated university with a degree in English and Film Studies, so she headed to Banff to coach skiing. The short-term job set her on a path to a long-term career, and she’s continued to let her passions guide her profession ever since.   By […]


Change for the Better: How Ana Gatti’s Experience as an LGBT Woman in Financial Services has Improved Throughout Her Career graphic

Change for the Better: How Ana Gatti’s Experience as an LGBT Woman in Financial Services has Improved Throughout Her Career

June, 9th, 2017

Ana Gatti once interviewed for a company where all 52 branch managers were men. Now the Director and Chief Auditor at Scotiabank Uruguay, she reflects on how far the financial industry has come over the past decade in its acceptance of women and members of the LGBT+ community, like herself.   By Katy Paul-Chowdhury   […]


How Olympic gold medalist Natalie Spooner is inspiring the next generation of girls graphic

How Olympic gold medalist Natalie Spooner is inspiring the next generation of girls

May, 21st, 2017

As a young girl growing up playing hockey, Natalie Spooner felt she didn’t have much to aspire to within the sport of hockey. Now an Olympic gold medalist and Canadian Women’s Hockey League All-Star, she’s inspiring the next generation of girls through initiatives like Project North and Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest.     By Shelley White […]


How Brenda Rideout became the first female CEO of a major Canadian financial institution graphic

How Brenda Rideout became the first female CEO of a major Canadian financial institution

April, 15th, 2017

In just one leap of faith, Brenda Rideout entered the new world of fintech in the 90s, kick-starting a nearly 20 year tenure at one of Canada’s most innovative financial institutions, Tangerine Bank, where she is now CEO. Learn how her personal passion, several influential women, and a desire to be bold has helped shape Brenda’s impressive career.   By Shelley White […]


Meet Carolina Parra: An Executive That’s Balancing Career and Family graphic

Meet Carolina Parra: An Executive That’s Balancing Career and Family

March, 10th, 2017

Carolina Parra is the Vice President of Corporate and Commercial Risk at Scotiabank Chile. She’s also a mother, wife, and adamant advocate for the value of diversity, recognizing that when a diverse group of talented individuals is heard, incredible things can happen for both business and culture.    By Shelley White     Carolina Parra is an […]


SCOTIABANK BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE  WOMEN OF INFLUENCE LUNCHEON SERIES graphic

SCOTIABANK BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE WOMEN OF INFLUENCE LUNCHEON SERIES

March, 1st, 2017

    SCOTIABANK BECOMES PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE  WOMEN OF INFLUENCE LUNCHEON SERIES New partnership celebrates the continued professional advancement of women and the creation of a more inclusive workforce   TORONTO, MARCH 1, 2017 – Women of Influence announced today that Scotiabank has signed-on as the 2017 Presenting Sponsor of the prestigious Women of […]


The Case for Why Companies Should Recruit More Military Veterans graphic

The Case for Why Companies Should Recruit More Military Veterans

February, 12th, 2017

There is a key recruitment channel that employers and recruiters may not be tapping – military veterans. Many have the skills and experience organizations need, but it’s up to executives like Maureen Neglia, Vice President, HR, Global Recruitment at Scotiabank to read between the lines and see how veterans can strengthen both a company’s bottom line, their diversity and […]


Make their voices heard: How the capital markets sector can benefit from diversity graphic

Make their voices heard: How the capital markets sector can benefit from diversity

January, 15th, 2017

Marian Lawson, Executive Vice-President of Global Financial Institutions and Transaction Banking with Scotiabank, believes that corporate championing of diversity is good for not only minorities, but for businesses as well. Here she explains how not only bringing new perspectives to the forefront, but making those perspectives heard, benefits the capital markets sector.  By Shelley White   […]


How Scotiabank is making accessibility part of the inclusion discussion graphic

How Scotiabank is making accessibility part of the inclusion discussion

December, 14th, 2016

Despite there being nearly 14% of Canadians living and working with a disability, in our ongoing conversation about diversity and inclusion in the workplace, questions of accessibility can sometimes be overlooked. Scotiabank wants to change that, not only to benefit the employee, but because of what they’ve discovered—it’s simply good business. By Shelley White One billion people — […]


A proven case: championing diversity enables innovation graphic

A proven case: championing diversity enables innovation

November, 15th, 2016

The importance of innovation in business is undisputed. Tapping into diversity as a driver of innovation is a newer concept — but it is already proving its worth. Dubie Cunningham, vice-president of innovation at the Digital Factory at Scotiabank, shares why and how diversity has been a key driver of success. By Shelley White Diversity in […]


Rethinking roles: The President of one of Colombia’s largest financial institutions discusses gender inclusion graphic

Rethinking roles: The President of one of Colombia’s largest financial institutions discusses gender inclusion

October, 30th, 2016

Achieving true equality is a challenge, particularly for countries that value traditional gender roles in both the workplace and household. We spoke with Santiago Perdomo, President of Banco Colpatria, to discover how one of Colombia’s largest financial institutions is advocating for change and leading by example. By Shelley White Santiago Perdomo is looking forward to the day […]


A case for allyship: How Scotiabank is working to reduce the stigma around mental health graphic

A case for allyship: How Scotiabank is working to reduce the stigma around mental health

October, 1st, 2016

The stigma associated with mental health issues in the workplace leave them too often hidden or ignored. We spoke with Jennifer Douglas, executive champion for the Scotiabank Alliance for Mental Health, to learn how one major financial institution is working towards solving the problem. By Shelley White Each week, up to half a million Canadians miss a […]


Indira Samarasekera on Building a Career of Firsts graphic

Indira Samarasekera on Building a Career of Firsts

September, 1st, 2016

Luck didn’t land Indira Samarasekera a successful career. It was hard work, pursuing her passions, and taking strategic risks that earned her multiple career accolades.


How Is This Financial Institution Committed to Canada’s Aboriginal Community? graphic

How Is This Financial Institution Committed to Canada’s Aboriginal Community?

August, 8th, 2016

As the first Canadian bank to open a branch on a reserve, Scotiabank is committed to supporting inclusion across the country.


Meet a Male Executive That’s Championing for Women graphic

Meet a Male Executive That’s Championing for Women

July, 13th, 2016

“Gender equality is a movement whose time has come, and that means engaging everyone in the process.”


Here’s how Scotiabank is committed to the LGBT+ community graphic

Here’s how Scotiabank is committed to the LGBT+ community

June, 23rd, 2016

If you worked in an environment where you felt safe, valued, and respected—wouldn’t you be inclined to produce your best work?


How do you attract top talent? Foster an inclusive workplace graphic

How do you attract top talent? Foster an inclusive workplace

May, 30th, 2016

By Shelley White For Naomi Shaw, gender inclusion is about more than simply counting how many women work at an organization. “For me, inclusion means an environment where every employee feels valued for what they bring to the table,” she says. “People can feel comfortable to be themselves, and feel that they can contribute to […]


From COO of Scotiabank Puerto Rico to Toronto: Meet Enid Pico graphic

From COO of Scotiabank Puerto Rico to Toronto: Meet Enid Pico

May, 2nd, 2016

By Shelley White   Enid Pico has never been afraid to make a big career move. In 2010, she made the leap from a top job in her home country as President and Chief Operating Officer of Scotiabank Puerto Rico to a challenging new role 3,000 km away in Toronto. “It was a big risk […]


The three key practices for an inclusive work culture graphic

The three key practices for an inclusive work culture

April, 1st, 2016

By Shazia McCormick Shazia McCormick is the Director, Culture and Inclusion at Scotiabank. She’s worked globally in multiple industries, and is a recognized thought leader in her field. Growing up as a child of mixed-race parents gave me a unique perspective on life. I learned first-hand how ethnicity can impact how you are treated—having both […]