Women in the Financial Industry - Toronto

September 23, 2020
Fairmont Royal York 100 Front St West, Toronto, Ontario M5J1E3, CA

Women in the Financial Industry - Toronto

Up close and interpersonal: Connecting with others and leading with authenticity
Every day is defined by relationships – whether it’s with co-workers, clients, stakeholders, friends or family. Authenticity benefits not only individuals, but organizations as well. How can women in the financial industry meet the expectations of others while staying true to themselves? How can they navigate conflicting feedback, disagreements and being pulled in many directions? And how does gender, combined with other dimensions like race or age, come into the equation? At the third annual women in the financial industry conference, expert speakers and women from the industry will speak to how they’ve found success in their career without compromising their values or authenticity.

Women in the Financial Industry will cost $249 plus tax to attend.

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The Women in the Financial Industry event conference - Toronto will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and rest assured, we are in the full swing of planning while ensuring the safety and security of our attendees, speakers and staff.

We are monitoring the information as it becomes available and we will make any additional adjustments as needed to make sure the well-being of everyone involved in the conference is our top priority.

Please visit this page for updates. We look forward to seeing you in September!

How we are keeping you safe in the age of Covid-19

  • We will be working closely with our venue to ensure they have implemented an enhanced cleaning regimen including the disinfecting of frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Extra hand sanitizing stations will be available.
  • We will adopt a distanced seating set up.
  • All meals will be served directly to attendees or will be prepackaged to ensure food safety (no buffets).
  • We are encouraging attendees to use alternative ways to greet others, while discouraging actions like hugging, handshaking, etc.

As we learn more about Covid-19 and its potential impact across the globe, we will update this list and share best practices with you to ensure your safety is our top priority.


Women in the Financial Industry - Toronto

*Please note agenda is subject to change*

8:00-9:00 a.m.
Registration and light breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.
Opening remarks and icebreaker

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Maintaining momemtum: leading through change and opportunity
In this session, Samantha Nutt will reflect on women in the 21st century and why the women’s movement is unfinished everywhere. Based on her forthcoming book, Pushback, she will offer a thought-provoking examination of the challenges women still face in the world and how women (and men) can advocate for change. More specifically, Nutt’s presentation will speak to leadership, self-censorship, pay-equity and evolving trends in women's rights and freedoms worldwide.

Samantha Nutt
, founder, War Child Canada


10:15-10:45 a.m.
Lessons on authenticity from Ontario’s former finance minister

Janet Ecker has broken many glass ceilings. In particular, as finance minister, she was the first woman in Ontario to deliver a budget. And beyond politics, she’s had an accomplished career in both the private and public sectors. In this session, she’ll draw on anecdotes from her past to share what she’s learned about authenticity, why it’s important, how to get it and how to maintain it.

Janet Ecker, former minister of finance, Province of Ontario

10:45-11:15 a.m.
Networking break

11:15-11:45 a.m.
Fireside chat: Championing the success of other women
In this fireside chat, Ingrid Macintosh will share her story of navigating success in the financial industry, while raising four children. With first-hand experience on a trading floor, and often being the only woman in the room, she’ll share tips for ensuring her voice is heard. And now that she is in a leadership position, she’ll share what qualities she looks for in other women leaders and what she is doing at her organization to advocate for other womens’ success.

Ingrid Macintosh, vice-president, wealth, head of sales enablement, communications and digital strategy, TD Asset Management
Moderated by Yaelle Gang, editor, Canadian Investment Review

11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Corporate commitment to women panel
During this panel, business leaders will share their journeys to the top and what their workplaces do to encourage more diversity. How do they lead with authenticity? How did they find success while navigating conflict and staying true to themselves? Panelists will share their personal stories with the audience as to how they navigated their own careers and will highlight some of the strategies their organizations have integrated to improve diversity in their workplace.

Panellists to be announced


12:30-1:30 p.m.

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Session details to be announced

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Building deep connections: vulnerability and authenticity in a fast-paced world

Every year there is a new self-help adage that proclaims to be the answer to career satisfaction and success. Beth Livingston will dig down into what we actually know about building high quality relationships and how you can bring your best self to work. What does it mean to just be yourself? How do you know whom to trust? Livingston will integrate research and real-life stories with tips on how building deep connections can lift everyone up.

Beth Livingston, assistant professor in management and entrepreneurship, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business


Closing remarks and cocktails

Women in the Financial Industry - Toronto

Women in the Financial Industry - Speakers


Janet Ecker

Janet Ecker is the former president and founding chief executive officer of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, a concept she turned into an influential public-private partnership dedicated to building Toronto as an international financial services centre. A former minister of finance for Ontario, and the first woman to deliver a budget in the province, Ecker also delivered significant public policy reforms during her political career as minister of education, minister of community and social services and Government House leader. She currently sits on a wide range of public and private sector boards, agencies and government advisory committees and is a senior fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute and a member of its National Council. In 2016 she received the Order of Canada for public service, in recognition of her contributions in the financial sector and in her political life.  She also received the Excellence in Leadership award from the Transformation Institute for Leadership and Innovation in 2014, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service in 2012 and was recognized as one of the Most Influential People in the World’s Financial Centres by Financial Centres International in 2010.  She also received one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award from the Women’s Executive Network and the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2003. Ecker is one of the founders of Equal Voice, a national, multi-partisan organization working to elect more women.   


Beth Livingston

Beth A. Livingston is an assistant professor in management and entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Florida, with an MBA and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kentucky and then spent eight years at Cornell University in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations before moving to the Midwest. She is passionate about studying gender, stereotyping, discrimination and the management of work and family and has published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and in books such as the Handbook of Research in Negotiation and the Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work-Family Interface. Her research has been highlighted in the New York Times, NPR, and the Harvard Business Review.



Ingrid Macintosh

Ingrid Macintosh joined TD Asset Management Inc. in August 2003 and is currently vice-president, wealth, head of sales enablement, communications and digital strategy for TDAM. Macintosh is responsible for developing and driving sales enablement of TDAM's investment solutions across all retail and institutional distribution channels. She leads the sales enablement and marketing and communications functions for TDAM, including the development of the digital strategy. Prior to that, Macintosh held numerous senior management and executive level roles at TDAM including head of TDAM investment product, sales strategy and communications, head of the TD wealth portfolio advice and investment research teams, as well as TDAM head of the client portfolio management. Before joining TDAM, Macintosh had 17 years of industry experience in fixed income trading and sales, institutional money management and business development. Macintosh holds a bachelor of arts in economics from York University, Glendon College.



Samantha Nutt

Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited hundreds of thousands of war-affected children globally. Nutt graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University, earned an M.Sc in public health with distinction from the University of London and holds a fellowship in community medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Nutt is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and the U.S.A. As well, Nutt is a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the founder of War Child Canada and U.S.A., is a senior fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto and is on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation.




Event Location

The Women in the Financial Industry, Toronto, will take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, set in the heart of downtown.

Visit the Fairmont Royal York website for more information


100 Front St W, Toronto
ON M5J 1E3
(416) 368-2511



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