Event (Upcoming)


March 2018

Women in Finance: Making Canada's Financial Industry More Competitive Through Equality

11:30am-1:30pm | One King West Hotel - 1 King Street West, Toronto

Undoubtedly, females are taking charge around the world making positive changes across various industries. However, barriers to diversity and equal opportunities still exist. In his speech in Davos, Prime Minister Trudeau argues that there needs to be a fundamental shift by hiring and promoting women. Encouraging women to take on roles in finance and financial technology will not only enhance the industry but will lead change, further innovation, and promote authentic diversity. 

A leader in making positive social change, The Toronto Financial Services Alliance recently welcomed Jennifer Reynolds into her new role as their CEO. Jennifer’s extensive experience in the financial sector allows her to bring a diverse perspective to a historically male-dominated industry. The TFSA continues to drive the competitiveness and growth of the financial services sector and establish Toronto's prominence as a leading international financial centre. Hear from Jennifer Reynolds as she discusses her role at the TFSA, how she plans to further the TFSA’s agenda, and how women play an integral role in enhancing the financial sector. 

- Lunch will be served -

Member price:
Individual seat: $89 +HST
Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price:
Individual seat: $110 +HST
Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

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- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to lapointe@economicclub.ca by Thursday, March 22, 2018.

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Jennifer Reynolds

President & CEO
Toronto Financial Services Alliance

Jennifer Reynolds

Jennifer Reynolds is the President & CEO of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), a public-private partnership whose mission is to promote and develop Toronto’s financial services sector, and to establish its prominence as a leading global financial centre.

Jennifer’s 20 year career in the financial services industry has included senior roles in investment banking, venture capital, and global risk management. Prior to joining TFSA, Jennifer was the President & CEO of Women in Capital Markets (WCM), Canada’s largest industry association and advocacy group for women in the financial sector.

Jennifer is a Director on the Board of the Canada Development Investment Corporation ("CDEV"), Director on the Board of Women’s College Hospital Foundation, and is a former Member of the Ontario Venture Capital Fund Advisory Committee, former Chair of the Board of Advisors of the Microskills Business Incubator, and former Director on the Board of Studio 180, an independent, Toronto based theatre company. In 2015 and 2017, she was named a Women's Executive Network (WXN) Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner.

Jennifer is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Women's Leadership program, and she received her MBA from McGill University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Economics and Political Science from McGill University. Jennifer also holds the Institute of Corporate Directors Designation, ICD.D.

Peter Armstrong

Host, On the Money
CBC News Network

Peter Armstrong

Peter Armstrong is the host of On the Money on CBC News Network.

Prior to that, Armstrong covered Sports for CBC News, was the host of World Report and was also a foreign correspondent for CBC Television and CBC Newsworld, based in Jerusalem. An award-winning journalist, he has covered three wars and reported in French and English from four continents. Armstrong has reported from the frontlines in Afghanistan, embedded with Canadian, U.S. and British Troops. He has covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, travelling throughout Israel, The West Bank and the Gaza Strip. He also reported live from Barack Obama's ancestral village in Kenya the night of the American presidential election in 2008.

Armstrong has worked in CBC locations across Canada, beginning in Quebec City with stops in Saint John, Toronto, Ottawa's Parliamentary Bureau and Vancouver. His coverage of news stories in Canada and the United States includes the SARS outbreak, three federal elections, and the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.

Originally from Oakville, Ont., Armstrong is bilingual in French and English, and is now studying Arabic. He is a graduate of Acadia University in Nova Scotia and completed his journalism studies at l'Universite Laval in Quebec City.

Armstrong is married to Canadian journalist Piya Chattopadhyay.

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