Women in the Financial Industry

September 28-28, 2018
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto (Imperial Room)

Women in the Financial Industry: Empowering Personal Progress

September 28, 2018
The Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto

9:15 a.m.

9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks from TC Media

9:35 - 10:20 a.m.
Session 1: Keynote Speaker
Much TOO Much

Before founding HollywoodLife.com, Bonnie enjoyed a long and accomplished career in the magazine and newspaper world. She landed her first Editor-In-Chief job at Canadian national fashion magazine Flare, before moving to New York City. YM, Marie Claire, and an Advertising Age’s Magazine Launch of the Year Award later – Bonnie became Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, where she reversed the circulation downturn and raised newsstand sales by 18% in her first year. From there she became Editor in Chief of Glamour, then created the modern celebrity newsweekly when she relaunched Us Weekly magazine. Eight years ago she launched successful digital destination for millennial women, Hollywoodlife.com. Listen to Bonnie as she talks about understanding and having her finger on the pulse of generations of young women as they’ve evolved over three decades, plus juggling a career with marriage and four children.

Bonnie Fuller, Canadian media executive, editor, HollywoodLife.com

10:20 a.m.
Networking Break

10:50 - 11:20 a.m.
Session 2: Making it Big in A Male-Dominated Field

(more information to come)

Dale R. Ponder, national Osler co-chair, Osler, Hoskins & Harcourt

11:20 - 12:00 p.m.
Session 3: Corporate Commitment to Women Panel

Confirmed Panelists:
Diana Godfrey, senior vice-president, human resources, Fidelity Canada
Sarah Riopelle, vice-president and senior portfolio manager, RBC Global Asset Management

12:00 p.m.
Buffet Lunch and Exhibits

12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Session 5: Leadership Storytelling

2018 has been a landmark year for women to break free of old stereotypes and assert themselves in the workplace. Progress has been made, but the financial industry remains a challenging environment for women to excel at the same pace as their male counterparts. TC Media has invited executives to share their personal stories of breaking the glass ceiling.

Confirmed Panelists:
Lori Landry, chief marketing officer, Sun Life Global Investments
Adrienne Young, vice-president, director of credit research, Franklin Bissett Investment Management

2:20 - 3:20 p.m.
Collaboration Workshops and Solutions (Sponsored by Sun Life Global Investments)

When you registered, we asked you to share your greatest personal or professional career challenge. We have gone through the answers in aggregate and taken each one to hear. During this session, we will take some of those answers and discuss them during our breakout sessions. This session will ask you and nine new women that you will mean, as we will ask you to join a new table, not only about these challenges, but we will ask you to form a solution or provide advice based on the topic at your table. After 30 minutes of discussion, someone will be asked to stand up and read their tables’ challenge, and the advice their team would recommend.

3:20 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Cocktail Reception

For information on the speakers, please contact Jennifer Hughey, Conference Editorial, Women in the Financial Industry Event

Please check back for information about our speaker line-up.

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel

Just steps away from our famous doors in the heart of Canada's largest metropolis is an exciting mix of activities and attractions that will leave you exhilarated. From the theater, entertainment and financial districts, to shopping, sightseeing, and world-class sports facilities, The Fairmont Royal York hotel truly is ''at the center of it all'' in Toronto.

Fairmont Fairmont

100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON M5J 1E3

Telephone: 416 368 2511
Fax: 416 368 9040

Driving Directions:

From Lester B. Pearson International Airport
Follow signs to 427 South
From 427 South, take the Gardiner Expressway Eastbound
Follow along the Gardiner Expressway Eastbound
Take the Yonge/York/Bay Street exit
Follow along Bay Street going Northbound
Turn left onto Front Street for valet parking; entrance is on right

From Highway 401 (Eastbound or Westbound)
Exit on the Don Valley Parkway (DVP) Southbound
Exit on the Gardiner Expressway Westbound
Exit on Yonge Street North
Left on Front Street (Westbound)
Pass one set of lights (Bay Street)
Hotel is on right-hand side, across from Union Station

Valet Parking:
Valet Parking is available at the east doors of the hotel, off Front Street. In-and-out privileges are included.

For more information, please contact Joanne Merrick Event Manager
For sponsorship information contact Alison Webb Group Publisher, TC Media