In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, four talented young women shadowed four of Scotiabank's senior leaders - Brian Porter, President and CEO, Scotiabank; Gillian Riley, President and CEO, Tangerine Bank; Miguel Uccelli, Country Head, Scotiabank Peru; and Jaime Upegui, President of Colpatria in Colombia.
"As Scotiabankers, we are committed to promoting inclusion across our footprint," said President and CEO Brian Porter, Scotiabank. "Empowering girls to succeed is critically important to us, and we are proud to play a role in supporting young women as they realize their dreams for the future."
Each of the four "Girl Ambassadors" spent the day participating in a variety of activities, including meetings with senior management and attending and speaking at townhalls. They also gained hands-on experience by interacting with departments across the Bank, including the teams based in our Digital Factory, Global Banking and Markets, and Human Resources.
"Girls Belong Here is more than a moment in time for young women – it's an invaluable and continuous learning opportunity for CEOs, presidents and business leaders all over Canada to realize the incredible power within girls," says Caroline Riseboro, President and CEO of Plan International Canada. "When we talk about leadership, we need to ask ourselves whether we're creating spaces that enable girls and all young people to unleash their leadership potential. By taking part in this program, Scotiabank is making a statement and taking a stand for women and young people everywhere."
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the success of young people for the long term. We believe that investing in young people today creates opportunities for years to come. Our support for young people is one of the ways we aim to make a positive and lasting impact in the communities in which we live and work.