About The Scotiabank Women Initiative

The Scotiabank Women Initiative is designed to increase economic and professional opportunities for all women and non-binary people.

About the initiative

The Scotiabank Women Initiative (SWI) is a bank-wide, signature program for our clients who identify as women or non-binary. It’s designed to increase their economic and professional opportunities to be successful, both now and in the future. 

This globally-expanding, unique offering helps thousands of women pursue their best professional and financial futures by providing unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions, bespoke specialized education, and holistic advisory services and mentorship.

Whether supporting women to take their careers and businesses further, collaborating with inclusion-focused leaders and companies, providing women-owned and women-led businesses with equitable access to funding or helping women take charge of their finances, The Scotiabank Women Initiative breaks down barriers to empower women to succeed on their own terms. 

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

A woman small business owner in a workshop.

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.

A confident woman in a business suit.

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.

A businesswoman holding a newspaper.

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.

A female wealth client sitting outdoor, smiling.

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.

Be part of our community

Find out how our program can help you achieve your professional goals.


The Scotiabank Women Initiative is proud to support women across the Americas, including in: