Women have been calling for equality
for over a century

Scotiabank is committed to dismantling the barriers faced by women.

Scotiabank "She Said" Summit on March 8, 2021

Join us on LinkedIn for our first “She Said” Summit on International Women’s Day. Our leaders will discuss how Scotiabank is committed to removing barriers and building a stronger, more inclusive society. #IWD2021 #ChoosetoChallenge #SaidBefore

Act, so she won’t have to say it again

We’ve made progress, but there’s still more work to do. We’re committed to working for equality so future generations won’t have to say it again. 

How we’re driving for equality for every future, globally.

Scotiabank continues to work together with our communities to remove barriers, increase opportunities, and improve representation for women. 

“What we plead for is equality of chance, equality of opportunity.”

- Nellie McClung, 1915

“Until all of us have made it, none of us have made it.

Rosemary Brown, 1973

“Women don’t ask to be ahead of you or behind you. We just want to be by your side as equals."

Frieda Pinto, 2015

Scotiabank has committed $3 billion to provide women with access to capital, mentorship, and education. Since 2018, two-thirds have been allocated already. 

Learn about The Scotiabank Women’s Initiative™

Scotiabank has committed $500 million over 10 years to removing barriers to advancement for under-represented groups including women. 

Learn about ScotiaRISE

Scotiabank is committed to building an inclusive workforce by increasing the representation of women in senior leadership roles (VP+) to 40 percent globally. In 2020, 44 percent of executive appointments went to women at Scotiabank.  

Learn about our diversity & inclusion commitments

Representing equality in marketing

We’re committed to marketing practices that are free of bias and support minority-owned suppliers. As a member of SeeHer, we advocate for and participate in the accurate portrayal of women and girls in marketing.

Resources for women

The Scotiabank Women Initiative provides women with access to capital, financial services, education, advice, and mentorship.

We’ve committed to allocating $3 billion to women-owned, women-led businesses, with two-thirds allocated since 2018. The program has also supported thousands of women with resources, tools, and meaningful mentorship sessions. 

Sponsoring women athletes

We’ve committed over $7 million since 2006 to help women and girls succeed on and off the ice through initiatives such as the Scotiabank Girls HockeyFest, Scotia Rising Teammates, the Scotiabank Community Hockey Sponsorship Program, and the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. 

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