WCT, Royal Bank of Canada Partner to Promote Diversity and the Advancement of Women in Financial Technology


OTTAWA, October 2017. Women in Communications and Technology (WCT) today announced the launch of an exciting new relationship with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). Jennifer Stott, senior vice president, Investor & Treasury Services IT, will represent RBC as a member of the WCT National Board. This partnership promises to raise the profile of women, their roles and their contributions to Canada’s financial technology industry.  

“We’re delighted to welcome Royal Bank of Canada as a national sponsor,” said WCT Executive Director Joanne Stanley. “This partnership is a natural fit for WCT. RBC is leading the way in innovation and diversity in leadership, which aligns with WCT’s mission of advancing women in the technological and communication spaces of all manner of industries.”

As technology is changing, roles in banking and the financial sector at large are changing as well. WCT and RBC will work together to promote technology jobs in the financial sector, drawing on the strength of diversity and inclusion, which is a cornerstone value for both organizations. RBC’s focus on diversity is at the heart of its customer service and engagement with the communities it serves and its own workforce, which positions it as a very appealing workplace for the future for women. 

“In recent years, the banking industry has faced disruption from new competitors, which has strengthened RBC’s commitment to attracting and retaining highly skilled technology talent. We believe recruiting, developing and advancing women in technology helps to gives us a competitive advantage against this disruption,” said Jennifer Stott, senior vice president, Investor & Treasury Services IT, RBC. “Our partnership with WCT will help us continue to promote the importance of the advancement of women in technology, both within RBC and across the country.”


About WCT

For over 25 years, WCT has promoted and provided programs to help women advance in Canada's knowledge based industries including sectors such as cable, broadcast, telecommunications, financial and technology.   As a national professional association, WCT provides mentorship, professional and leadership development, networking and recognition to equip women with the skills and support to grow and  succeed as leaders.    WCT's coast to coast grassroots network of women, men and companies share best practices of strategies and programs for gender diversity recruitment, retention and advancement to compete in a global digital world.


About RBC
Royal Bank of Canada is Canada’s largest bank, and one of the largest banks in the world, based on market capitalization. We are one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies, and provide personal and commercial banking, wealth management, insurance, investor services and capital markets products and services on a global basis. We have approximately 81,000 full- and part-time employees who serve more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the U.S. and 35 other countries. For more information, please visit rbc.com.‎

RBC helps communities prosper, supporting a broad range of community initiatives through donations, community investments and employee volunteer activities. For more information please see: http://www.rbc.com/community-sustainability/.

For more information, contact Ariel Vered, WCT Manager, Programs and Operations avered@wct-fct.com, 613-706-0607, ext. 104.







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