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Knocking down physical walls to help demolish barriers to inclusion graphic

Knocking down physical walls to help demolish barriers to inclusion

October, 21st, 2019

Can changing a physical workplace foster inclusion? Barbara Mason, Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer at Scotiabank, explains how an “Activity-Based Working” approach to their office design created a space that enables all employees to work when, where, and how they choose — demolishing barriers, increasing engagement, and ensuring everyone is enabled to be […]


Meet Kristal Au-Yong: Senior Vice President of Innovation & Insights at Scotiabank graphic

Meet Kristal Au-Yong: Senior Vice President of Innovation & Insights at Scotiabank

September, 4th, 2019

Kristal has enjoyed a career of almost two decades in the financial industry, specializing in risk management, global transaction banking, and financial regulations. In her current role as SVP Innovation & Insights at Scotiabank, she is responsible for responding to the needs of the market by partnering across Scotiabank to accelerate strategic priorities powered by […]


How working for Scotiabank has enabled Jessica McKenzie to have a deeper connection to her First Nations heritage graphic

How working for Scotiabank has enabled Jessica McKenzie to have a deeper connection to her First Nations heritage

August, 19th, 2019

Self-identity has an important role in shaping each of our lives, it’s a process that develops over a lifetime. For Scotiabank Program Manager, Jessica McKenzie, an instrumental moment in her journey to self-discovery was finding out about her First Nations heritage. After becoming aware, Jessica took many steps to understand and celebrate Indigenous culture from […]


How Scotiabank supported Tamara Hansen’s gender transition — and she became a role model for others on the same journey graphic

How Scotiabank supported Tamara Hansen’s gender transition — and she became a role model for others on the same journey

May, 26th, 2019

Tamara Hansen had been working at Scotiabank for over 30 years when she made the choice to come out as transgender and publicly transition. She wasn’t sure what to expect from the process — and was pleasantly surprised by the overwhelming support she received from the bank and her coworkers. Now, she’s speaking out about […]


How Gillian Riley became the head of Canada’s leading digital bank — and is using her influence to help women entrepreneurs graphic

How Gillian Riley became the head of Canada’s leading digital bank — and is using her influence to help women entrepreneurs

April, 14th, 2019

Gillian Riley was named President and CEO of Tangerine, a subsidiary of Scotiabank, in December, 2018. In just a few months she’s already made her mark, focusing not only on customer growth but also spearheading an initiative to help women-led businesses in Canada thrive. Gillian shares how she rose through the ranks, what has made […]


How the leaders of Scotiabank’s Black Employee Resource Group are championing diversity from the middle graphic

How the leaders of Scotiabank’s Black Employee Resource Group are championing diversity from the middle

January, 27th, 2019

Molara Awosedo and Vernette Eugene work in different divisions of Scotiabank at the managerial level. A year ago they co-founded a Black Employee Resource Group, advancing diversity and inclusion and developing high-performing Black employees.       By Shelley White       For Molara Awosedo and Vernette Eugene, Black History Month is a time […]


How Ravina Bains became the “Top Under 40” in the investment industry graphic

How Ravina Bains became the “Top Under 40” in the investment industry

December, 10th, 2018

Although Ravina Bains’ interest in finance started at a young age, she still took a circuitous route to her present role of Vice-President of Commercial Banking/Canadian Wealth Management Sales Integration at Scotiabank. Recently awarded the 2018 Investment Industry Association of Canada Top Under 40 Award, she’s proof that following your passion pays off.   By […]


How Karen Jordan is making others mindful of mental health in the workplace graphic

How Karen Jordan is making others mindful of mental health in the workplace

October, 22nd, 2018

As the Chair of the Scotiabank Alliance for Mental Health (SAMH), Karen Jordan is helping to deliver the message that mental health issues can impact us all — either directly or through a family member, friend or colleague. She’s also working to reduce the stigma around getting help, and making sure everyone at Scotiabank (and […]


How Scotiabank and Shirlie Delacherois are empowering Canada’s Aboriginal community graphic

How Scotiabank and Shirlie Delacherois are empowering Canada’s Aboriginal community

August, 16th, 2018

As a young girl, Shirlie Delacherois was aware of her Aboriginal heritage, but didn’t fully appreciate its value until much later in life. It was after a 20-year career at Scotiabank that Shirlie had the opportunity to continue the bank’s long history of supporting Aboriginal Peoples — by stepping into the role of Senior Aboriginal […]


Model Behaviour: How Val Walls is leading by example to engage LGBT+ employees, customers and allies at Scotiabank graphic

Model Behaviour: How Val Walls is leading by example to engage LGBT+ employees, customers and allies at Scotiabank

May, 25th, 2018

  As Director of Sales Effectiveness at Scotiabank, as well as lead champion for Scotiabank’s Toronto Pride Employee Resource Group, Val Walls is always asking herself: How can I touch, move, inspire and make a difference? She shares how she’s driving change — and creating an inclusive vision of LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans+) […]


What’s Needed: how one talented tech innovator — turned bank VP — sees female founders getting ahead graphic

What’s Needed: how one talented tech innovator — turned bank VP — sees female founders getting ahead

April, 2nd, 2018

    As a veteran of the tech start-up world, Nicole German understands what’s needed to help female founders get ahead. Now, as vice-president, enterprise digital marketing, at Scotiabank, she’s helping to get those resources into the right hands.   By Shelley White     Every day, talented female entrepreneurs across Canada are innovating — […]


Building a Better Ladder: How Scotiabank fosters female talent through sponsorship graphic

Building a Better Ladder: How Scotiabank fosters female talent through sponsorship

January, 30th, 2018

    Not having a sponsor is a key reason many talented women never reach their potential. That’s why up and comer Alana Riley was paired with Alex Besharat, Senior Vice President & Head, Canadian Wealth Management through Scotiabank’s Canadian Banking Sponsorship Program. With a senior leader advocating on her behalf, there’s no telling how […]


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 […]


Learning about leadership in the great outdoors graphic

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 […]



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