In some very exciting recent news, it was announced that two Schulich MBA students have been awarded the Women In Capital Markets Heather L. Main Memorial Scholarship.

Our warmest congratulations to deserving recipients Sakshi Kanda, MBA Candidate 2017 and Dajena Collaku, MBA/JD Candidate 2017. 

The Heather L. Main Memorial Scholarship honours the memory of an inspiring woman in Canadian capital markets. Heather L. Main was one of a small group of women in corporate finance on Bay Street in the 1980’s. After obtaining a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and being called to the Bar in Ontario, Heather entered the corporate finance department of one of Bay Street’s premier investment banks where she helped lead a wave of innovative financings in the mid ’80s as well as conducting a tour of duty with the Corporate Finance Branch of the Ontario Securities Commission.

In May 1989, Heather was killed in a car accident with her husband and mother. She is remembered by those who knew and worked with her for her intelligence and dedication, her generosity of spirit and her support of those who worked with her. Heather served as a role model and mentor for many of the women who worked with her, and she would have wholeheartedly supported the establishment and goals of this Scholarship and the continued success of women in Capital Markets.

Established since 1998, this scholarship has given qualified women, participating a full-time 2-year MBA or joint MBA/LL.B program, the opportunity to pursue careers in the Canadian capital markets.

The scholarship includes:

  • a paid summer internship in the Capital Markets at a major financial institution
  • mentoring during internship and final year of studies
  • one year complimentary membership with WCM
  • a women’s leadership training program prior to the internship

Winners Sakshi and Dajena were selected based on their interest in Capital Markets in addition to their academic excellence, community involvement, and leadership capabilities.

Stay tuned for a Q&A with each Schulich winner!