Women in the Financial Industry
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Fairmont Royal York,
100 Front St West, Toronto
former minister of finance, Province of Ontario
Janet Ecker is the former president and founding chief executive officer of the Toronto Financial Services Alliance, a concept she turned into an influential public-private partnership dedicated to building Toronto as an international financial services centre. A former minister of finance for Ontario, and the first woman to deliver a budget in the province, Ecker also delivered significant public policy reforms during her political career as minister of education, minister of community and social services and Government House leader. She currently sits on a wide range of public and private sector boards, agencies and government advisory committees and is a senior fellow of the C.D. Howe Institute and a member of its National Council. In 2016 she received the Order of Canada for public service, in recognition of her contributions in the financial sector and in her political life. She also received the Excellence in Leadership award from the Transformation Institute for Leadership and Innovation in 2014, a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for public service in 2012 and was recognized as one of the Most Influential People in the World’s Financial Centres by Financial Centres International in 2010. She also received one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award from the Women’s Executive Network and the Richard Ivey School of Business in 2003. Ecker is one of the founders of Equal Voice, a national, multi-partisan organization working to elect more women.
assistant professor in management and entrepreneurship, University of Iowa Tippie College of Business
Beth A. Livingston is an assistant professor in management and entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. She received her Ph.D. in 2009 from the University of Florida, with an MBA and two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Kentucky and then spent eight years at Cornell University in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations before moving to the Midwest. She is passionate about studying gender, stereotyping, discrimination and the management of work and family and has published in journals such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and in books such as the Handbook of Research in Negotiation and the Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work-Family Interface. Her research has been highlighted in the New York Times, NPR, and the Harvard Business Review.
vice-president, wealth, head of sales enablement, communications and digital strategy, TD Asset Management
Ingrid Macintosh joined TD Asset Management Inc. in August 2003 and is currently vice-president, wealth, head of sales enablement, communications and digital strategy for TDAM. Macintosh is responsible for developing and driving sales enablement of TDAM's investment solutions across all retail and institutional distribution channels. She leads the sales enablement and marketing and communications functions for TDAM, including the development of the digital strategy. Prior to that, Macintosh held numerous senior management and executive level roles at TDAM including head of TDAM investment product, sales strategy and communications, head of the TD wealth portfolio advice and investment research teams, as well as TDAM head of the client portfolio management. Before joining TDAM, Macintosh had 17 years of industry experience in fixed income trading and sales, institutional money management and business development. Macintosh holds a bachelor of arts in economics from York University, Glendon College.
founder, War Child
Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and a founder of the renowned international humanitarian organization War Child, Nutt has worked with children and their families at the frontline of many of the world’s major crises – from Iraq to Afghanistan, Somalia to the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Sierra Leone to Darfur, Sudan. With a career that has spanned more than two decades and dozens of conflict zones, her international work has benefited hundreds of thousands of war-affected children globally. Nutt graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University, earned an M.Sc in public health with distinction from the University of London and holds a fellowship in community medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Nutt is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates from universities in Canada and the U.S.A. As well, Nutt is a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Toronto. She is the founder of War Child Canada and U.S.A., is a senior fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto and is on the board of the David Suzuki Foundation.