You define success.
We’ll help you achieve it.

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

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Unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions

We provide equal access to capital and tailored solutions, including ESG-focused services, for women.

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Bespoke specialized education

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

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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.

 

To learn about how we can support your aspirations, select the profile you best identify with:

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I’m a woman entrepreneur running a small business

I own, partially own or am starting a women-owned business. I am looking for day-to-day solutions to start, grow or scale my business, including lending, educational tools and resources or mentorship.

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I’m a woman leader at a commercial company 

I am a decision maker with a leadership role at an established company. I’m looking for commercial solutions to help grow nationally or globally, including accessing capital, educational support specific to my industry or mentorship opportunities.

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I’m a senior or emerging woman leader at a large corporation or institution

I am looking to pursue my best professional future by increasing my knowledge through industry-specific educational sessions and roundtables. I am interested in being supported on my path to or expanded board participation. Or, the company where I work is interested in advancing their diversity, equity and inclusion programs.

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I’m a woman looking for wealth management solutions and advice 

I am looking for comprehensive wealth advice and support to address the entirety of my life, my family, my business, and my future – no matter what life transitions come my way, from retirement to estate planning or caregiving, and more.

News and events

Reframing and reclaiming charitable giving

Find out how you can help grow the causes that are dear to you. Listen to experts Malcom Burrows and Dr. Amy D'Aprix in this recorded webinar.

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Insights

What makes a great woman leader?

Two female Scotiabank executives share perspectives on becoming an effective leader.

Managing interest rate and currency risk in the world of real estate

Take guesswork out of rate decisions in the world of real estate.

Education Spotlight: Sara Stowe

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.

Alida Pellegrino – Startup Women Podcast

Key considerations for a business owner and the bank when considering a loan request.

Retirement

Women face unique financial considerations when planning for retirement as a result of longer life expectancy or taking time out of the workforce. 

The Scotiabank Women Initiative expands to Chile

Scotiabank is proud to announce the expansion of The Scotiabank Women Initiative to Chile. This marks the first country in the Pacific Alliance.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative is expanding internationally

Since 2021, The Scotiabank Women Initiative has been going global, and we’re now proud to have expanded to support more women in several countries outside of Canada. Discover each country’s program page below.

Client stories

Unbiased access to capital key for women entrepreneurs to thrive

Supporting women on their entrepreneurial journey is the focus of the upcoming StrikeUP conference, held in partnership with The Scotiabank Women Initiative.

 

A model of self-confidence and social impact.

Dorothy Rhau, CEO and founder, Audace au Féminin and Salon International de la Femme Noire.

Fostering Future Black Women Leaders in Technology

Read this Women of Influence article about one unique career journey in the tech space.

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