“Even when it seems you don’t have a choice, you always have a choice.”
Stories of Challenge features inspirational stories from women at Mackenzie Investments on leadership and life lessons learned.
Mackenzie Investments has been supporting the financial futures of Canadians for over 50 years. Mackenzie Together builds off that legacy and aligns with our brand purpose to create a more invested world, together.
While we recognize work still needs to be done, we are making progress in helping to increase the number of women joining our company and being promoted within, through focusing on our employee base and recruitment practices.
We support 8,000+ Canadian women and children annually through 31 partner charities. Mackenzie and its employees have donated $13.4 million since 1999 and have helped promote women’s financial literacy through workshops, networking events, scholarships and mentoring.
We work with expert organizations to help us become a more inclusive and diverse workplace. They provide us with best practice research, consulting, learning and development, as well as providing Mackenzie’s female employees with networking and professional development opportunities.
Mackenzie has been supporting women in sport for over 25 years, particularly in skiing. We provide financial support and education to female athletes on and off the hill. We currently sponsor Olympians Brittany Phelan and Georgia Simmerling and Olympic hopeful Rachael Karker.
We have developed products that promote female empowerment, such as the Mackenzie Global Women’s Leadership Fund, which invests only in companies committed to gender diversity and women in leadership. It gives investors the opportunity to benefit from the improved performance of more diverse companies. We’re also creating training modules to help advisors across the country to better meet women’s financial needs and to help companies build their roster of female advisors and clientele.