Previously published in Examiner
Part 10 of the women in the Corporate World Series
What is happening in Canada in the Stock Exchange
Barbara G. Stymiest
Barbara G. Stymiest was the first woman to become governor of the Toronto Stock Exchange. By 1999, she became the President of the Toronto Stock Exchange. In 2000, she was nominated as one of the top 10 Canadian businesswomen by the National post. “Ms. Stymiest was Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Bank of Montreal’s investment banking division.” Barbara Stymiest is one of nine executives responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of RBC. She is now “a director of RBC Dexia Investor Services Limited, Research in Motion Limited, Symcor Inc., Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Royal Ontario Museum.” Barbara Stymiest serves on various corporate and charitable organizations such as the United Way Campaign Cabinet.
Toronto Stock Exchange – Day of Recognition of Women in Businesswomen
On Oct 6, 2010 the Toronto Stock Exchange opened a day of Recognition of Women in Business. Vice President, North America of Catalyst Canada opened the stock exchange in celebration of 10 years of service to Canada businesswomen. “Catalyst Canada is the leading advocate for advancement of women to business leadership in corporate Canada.”
Catalyst has offices in Canada, the USA, and Europe. It’s goal is to get more women in the Corporate Executive World and in Corporate Board Rooms everywhere.
Toronto Stock Exchange – Opens by Women On Board
“On Thursday Oct 21, 2010 the Stock Exchanged was opened by Women On Board, a phenomenal occasion for women executives across Canada. Patrick O’Callaghan, Chair along with Thea Miller, Managing Director, Women on Board, along Tom Kloet, CEO and Wayne Fox, Chair, TMX Group was there to open the market to celebrate Women On Board 2010.”
If you are a working woman in Montreal and want to connect with a working network of women you can contact:
Contacts for Businesswomen
The Women’s Entrepreneurial Networking System