Women Initiative - London

We are dynamic young women from diverse business backgrounds. We are interested in becoming leaders in our respective fields and in our community and we believe that the support of a strong network is at the foundation of professional success.
Along with our partner, Young Canadians in Finance, we help our members to reach their professional goals by providing them with a strong networking platform and a structured mentoring program.

Our mission
Establish a platform that allows business women to increase collaboration, share ideas, experiences and accomplishments, and promote and enhance career development. We believe that solidarity amongst women in the business world is a key element to women’s development and collective advancement.

The idea behind YCIF - WI is simple: as many corporations do not have the female representation that would allow them to develop internal women’s associations, many young professionals in various fields of the business world are missing out on key networking opportunities and access to mentors. We therefore need to create our own structure, which is in tune with young women’s interests.

Our Platform
We offer young female professionals networking opportunities through social and cultural events, workshops and conferences that attract inspirational role models.
Target members are women from the business community between the ages of 25 and 35.

Meet the team

Jackie Nixon - Jackie has been working at Goldman Sachs International in the Investment Banking Division since July 2007. She works in the Financing Group on the Corporate Equity Derivatives team covering emerging market clients. Jackie graduated from Dalhousie University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Commerce. Jackie is a member of the London Executive of Young Canadians in Finance and is one of the co-heads of the Women’s initiative at YCIF.

Marissa Siegal – Marissa currently works at J.P. Morgan in the Worldwide Securities division where she covers the Bank & Broker dealer client segment group in London. She joined the Treasury & Securities Services Leadership Development Program in 2007 and since then has completed strategic & project management assignments in both New York & Hong Kong. She graduated from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan in 2007 with concentrations in Finance & Corporate Strategy. Marissa in  now co-head of the Women’s Initiative in London.