A program designed for women

Be a part of The Scotiabank Women Initiative, the program that’s been breaking down barriers and increasing economic and professional opportunities for women.

Behind the initiative

The Scotiabank Women Initiative is a program created to break down barriers for women to succeed now and in the future. We recognize women’s unique needs and the challenges they face in owning their business, getting a seat at the corporate table, and managing investments. We aim to help women through these challenges and increase economic and professional opportunities through access to capital and tailored solutions, specialized education, and holistic advisory services and mentorship.

Breaking down barriers, together.

  • Expand your professional networks
  • Get access to unbiased support and advice
  • Find a mentor to help you navigate your business challenges or your finances
  • Access tools, education, and support to help you take control of your financial future

Success for all women

We believe diversity and inclusivity make us stronger. The Scotiabank Women Initiative invites all women and non-binary people to join our network to access tools, resources, and events that aim to break down barriers. 

We have tailored services and solutions for:

  • Women business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Women executives
  • Women investors
Together, we can tackle systemic issues facing women. If you’re interested in being a part of this initiative, get in touch with us today.

Hear from women who have benefited from the initiative


“I have had the honor of attending several Scotiabank events dedicated to women entrepreneurs and I have always been very impressed and inspired by the overall experience. The Scotiabank Women Initiative is a well-structured program and not just a one-time event. Also, the impressive resources allocated to this program make it stand out from the crowd and shows the commitment behind this project and the dedication in promoting and connecting women business leaders. Thank you, Scotiabank, and Roynat for being a trusted partner and supporting our growth.”

Andrea Crisan, Canadian Business Banking client

“[The session] Hit so many notes about the importance of being aware of what you want/need, having those critical conversations, managing expectations, and taking action to pursue what is important to you.”

Jane, Global Wealth Management client

“Scotiabank Good Corporate Governance Program was well designed and superbly delivered by Julie Walsh. Her sessions prepared us well for our discussion with Benita Warmbold, who was generous in sharing her own journey  as a board director. Her insights on how to consider a board career and aspirations in advancing ESG, especially diversity and inclusion, were helpful and inspiring.” 

Lilia Sham, iA Financial Group, Global Banking and Markets client

Get started today

Get in touch with us today to learn more about The Scotiabank Women Initiative.