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Scotiabank launches Women Initiative

Toronto-based Scotiabank has introduced a new program called the "Scotiabank Women Initiative" intended to support Canadian businesses which are headed by women. The initiative includes mentorship and educational components, as well as lending. Mentoring will be conducted by an advisory panel of financial services experts that will conduct group membership sessions. The program will also offer a series of events called the "Un-Mentorship Boot Camps" that will focus on topics such as corporate governance, technology and human resources.

"To help shape this program, Scotiabank consulted with customers, researchers and industry leaders to understand more fully the challenges women business leaders face," said Gillian Riley, executive vice-president of Scotiabank. "Through the Scotiabank Women Initiative, we will better understand and serve women business leaders, and be a valued partner in their success."

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