The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ breaks down barriers to increase economic and professional opportunities for women to be successful now, and in the future.

Unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions 

Providing equal access to capital and tailored solutions for women-owned and led businesses.

Bespoke specialized education

We offer resources, tools, and workshops to advance women's careers and elevate skills, financial confidence, and technical expertise.

Holistic advisory services and mentorship

We provide inclusive, women-centric advisory services and mentorship that connect women with peers, tailored development opportunities, and expert mentors.

Success for all women

From advancing diversity and inclusion to structuring capital for your organization to managing your investments, The Scotiabank Women Initiative is designed to break down barriers and help women pursue their best professional and financial futures. 

Each step taken with The Scotiabank Women Initiative opens a door.

Latest news and events

Highlights from the Scotiabank Women Initiative  Corporate Governance Workshop held in July, 2022.


Topic: It's time to optimize your board and leadership skills.

Business leaders reminded of the importance of “Good Governance” as Scotiabank Women Initiative (SWI) launches advisory pillar


Julie Thompson-James reminds business leaders that solid corporate governance practices help to make good companies great and positions such entities to attract capital and boost business.

 Women business owners urged by tech leaders to “upskill fast” as Scotiabank Women Initiative (SWI) education pillar commences 

The Scotiabank Women Initiative hosted an inaugural seminar centred on the topic, “Breaking the Barriers to Women Entrepreneurs to Drive Business Success using Digital Technology.”