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Rotman School Graduates Honoured with Women in Capital Markets Awards.

January 4, 2024

Toronto – Four graduates of programs at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School were honoured with awards from WCM (Women in Capital Markets) at a ceremony recently held in Toronto.

Established in 1995, WCM works to accelerate equity, diversity and inclusion in finance by amplifying diverse talent, building the industry’s equity literacy, and uniting firms to drive change on an industry-level.

Programs from which the recipients graduated include Rotman Commerce, Morning & Evening MBA, and Master of Financial Economics. The graduates are:

  • Eliza Casinather, MEMBA ’15, of Casi Consulting Ltd. received the WCM Transformational Leadership Award, which recognizes senior women leaders who have made significant, impactful, and measurable contributions to improving equity. She received the Rotman Leader to Watch Award in 2022.
  • Roman Dubczak, BCom ’85,Deputy Chair,CIBC Capital Markets, received the WCM Ally Award, which is presented to men and/or gender-diverse professionals, who have taken bold steps to improve equity, diversity and inclusion on their teams.
  • Violeta Nusinoff, BCom’ 13, Vice President, Investment Banking, Mergers & Acquisition, TD Securities, was a recipient of the WCM Rising Star Award, which recognizes high-performing women who have demonstrated professional excellence early on in their careers and are on the path towards progressively senior roles.
  • Liqiao Zhang, MFE ’12, Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Strategy & Risk Premium, CPP Investments, received the WCM Trailblazers Award, which recognizes high-performing women professionals who have demonstrated professional excellence, and are on the path to senior leadership.

Further information on the award is online from WCM.

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Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto