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Scotiabank Women Initiative Launches Accelerator Program and Virtual Conference for Women in the Automotive Industry

QUEBEC CITY, March 7, 2022 /CNW/ – Scotiabank Women’s Initiative® is proud to launch the women in auto throttlea one-of-a-kind mentoring and networking accelerator program to help women build their careers in the Quebec automobile industry. The program, offered free to participants, connects young professionals with experienced industry leaders for mentorship and direct coaching and supports peer-to-peer exchanges by fostering connections between professionals from across the province. .

“The Scotiabank Women’s Initiative is dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs and increasing their economic and professional opportunities,” says Sloane Muldon, Senior Vice President, Retail Performance and Co-Chair of the Scotiabank Women’s Initiative. “To help close the gender representation gap in the automotive industry workforce, the new women in auto throttle will support women by providing exclusive networking and mentoring opportunities.”

women in auto throttle Virtual conference

the women in auto throttle program will start on March 15and at 10:30 a.m. ET through a virtual conference co-hosted by Isabelle Maréchal, president of Iprod and editor-in-chief of Premieres en affaires, and Ana Marinescu, Senior Director of the Scotiabank Women’s Initiative. Experts from different disciplines will come together to discuss industry issues, including workforce diversity and women in leadership positions. Guest speakers include Sarah HoudeCEO of Propulsion Québec, Robert Poëti, former Minister of Transport and current CEO of the Corporation of Quebec Automobile Dealers (CCAQ), partner of Scotiabank.

The conference is free for all. To register, go to the RSVP page here.

“The women in auto throttle is an opportunity for the Bank to create a network of women in the automotive industry, to highlight successful women in the industry, to inspire the next generation to follow their example and to support them,” said Sylvie Gagnonsales director market leader Quebec for the Scotiabank Dealer Financing Centre. “The program will allow us to connect industry professionals and encourage diversity.”

Support women and increase their representation in the industry

The women in Quebec represent only 18% of the workforce in automotive services and only 6.4% in skilled trades.1 According to a Deloitte study, almost half of women in the automotive sector in North America said they would choose another line of work due to the lack of diversity and inclusion in the industry.2

Scotiabank, the CCAQ and Mobilis Corporation

Scotiabank has worked closely with automotive dealerships for over 65 years, providing comprehensive personalized services to meet a variety of distinct needs. The Bank is drawing on this expertise to proudly renew its partnership in 2022 with the Corporation des dealers automobiles du Québec (CCAQ) and Corporation Mobilis. The automotive industry employs nearly 500,000 professionals, making it one of the largest manufacturing sectors in the country. Scotiabank is proud to play an active role in Quebec Auto Show Month while highlighting the contributions of women in this industry.

About the Scotiabank Women’s Initiative

The Scotiabank Women’s Initiative is a flagship program designed to increase economic and professional opportunities for our female-identifying or non-binary female customers to succeed now and in the future. This unique, globally expanding offering helps thousands of women pursue their best professional and financial futures by providing unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions, tailored specialist training, holistic advisory services and a mentorship. From helping women grow their careers and businesses, to partnering with leaders and businesses focused on inclusion, to providing women-owned and led businesses with equitable access to finance or helping women take charge of their finances, the Scotiabank Women’s Initiative is breaking down the barriers. empowering women to succeed on their own terms. For more information, visit

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our Purpose: “For Every Future”, we help our clients, their families and their communities succeed through a wide range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate banking and investment banking. , and capital markets. With a team of approximately 90,000 employees and assets of approximately $1.2 trillion (like a January 31, 2022), Scotiabank is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

1 According to data from the Corporation of Quebec Automobile Dealers: 20since,of%20communications%20and%20of%20marketing.

2 DELOITTE (2020). Women in Drivers – Key Findings from the 2020 Automotive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Study. Retrieved from


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