National Bank of Canada

National Bank of Canada

October 01, 2012 12:58 ET

Sandy Lam from University of Toronto: Winner of a National Bank's Women in Financial Markets Scholarship

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 1, 2012) -

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National Bank announced the winners of its Women in Financial Markets Scholarship Program, now in its third year. Ricardo Pascoe, Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of National Bank Financial and Executive Vice-President - Financial Markets, awarded $10,000 to Sandy Lam to continue her studies in the Master of Finance program at University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

"This initiative is the only one of its kind in the Canadian banking industry and a way for National Bank to recognize talented and ambitious women looking to pursue graduate studies in a field related to capital markets while giving them an inside look at a major financial institution," said Mr. Pascoe. More than 50 women submitted applications this year.

In addition to receiving the scholarship, Sandy will be paired with Marjorie Nadeau, Director - Risk Management Solutions Group at National Bank Financial, a senior professional in the Bank's Financial Markets sector who will mentor her during her studies.

The two other winners of this year's bursaries are:

  • Karina Kanouni Simone, who has a Bachelor's degree in Science with a major in Mathematics and a double minor in Finance and Computer Science from McGill University. She will be undertaking a Master of Science in Administration (Finance program) at Concordia University's John Molson School of Business in Montreal;

  • Nondini Chakrabarti, who has an Honours Bachelor in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. She will be doing an MBA at Western University's Richard Ivey School of Business in London, Ontario.

This scholarship program along with other initiatives confirms National Bank's commitment to integrating and promoting women at every level of the organization. In addition, in May 2012, it created the Women's Leadership Network, for women pursuing their careers at National Bank who wish to move up within the organization. The Bank's goal, through this Network, is to increase the representation of women in management positions.

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    Senior Advisor - Public Affairs
    National Bank