Define your success and we'll help you achieve it.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ breaks down barriers to increase economic and professional opportunities for women to be successful now, and in the future.


Unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions 

Providing equal access to capital and tailored solutions for women-owned and led businesses and ESG-focused services.

Bespoke specialized education

We offer resources, tools, and workshops to advance women's careers and elevate skills, financial confidence, and technical expertise.

Holistic advisory services and mentorship

We provide inclusive, women-centric advisory services and mentorship that connect women with peers, tailored development opportunities, and expert mentors.


Success for all women

From advancing diversity and inclusion to structuring capital for your organization to managing your investments, The Scotiabank Women Initiative is designed to break down barriers and help women pursue their best professional and financial futures. 

Learn more about the initiative. 

Each step taken with The Scotiabank Women Initiative opens a door.

Latest news and events

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$10 Billion commitment by 2025

Our renewed $10B commitment to women-owned & led business in Canada will advance our mission to support women on their paths to success.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative expands to Jamaica, Costa Rica

The Scotiabank Women Initiative hopes to help empower strong leaders and entrepreneurs with an expansion of its mandate to Jamaica, and now Costa Rica.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative celebrates third anniversary

Scotiabank today proudly celebrates the third-year anniversary of The Scotiabank Women Initiative® with plans to expand internationally in the new year.

SWI expands internationally with launch in Jamaica

In January 2022, Scotiabank Jamaica announced the launch of The Scotiabank Women Initiative, with a commitment to deploy $3 billion Jamaican Dollars to women-owned and women-led businesses over the next three years.

Fireside chat with Rebecca Minkoff

Hear how Rebecca grew her one-person operation into a multi-million dollar global brand by facing challenges fearlessly. 

Latest content

The Scotiabank Women Initiative® for Global Banking and Markets spoke with Mary Robertson in her new capacity as Advisor to the program’s Advisory Pillar.

Advisory Spotlight: Mary Robertson

The Scotiabank Women Initiative® for Global Banking and Markets spoke with Rob Dias to discuss the program’s Innovation Pillar and the plans for 2022.

Innovation Spotlight: Rob Dias

The Scotiabank Women Initiative® for GBM spoke with Sara Stowe to learn about the development of the program’s Education Pillar and what it has to offer.

Education Spotlight: Sara Stowe

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