Stories of empowerment

Shining a spotlight on trailblazers inspiring the next generation of female leaders

Discover what empowerment means to women who embody it

At RBC Wealth Management, we know that supporting women begins with empowering our communities, employees and clients. By sharing the stories of female leaders—in their own words—who have used their voice, talent and determination to blaze their own trail, we hope to inspire the next generation of female achievers.


Dessa is a singer, rapper and writer whose albums “Parts of Speech” and “Chime” reached the top 200 on the Billboard charts and whose writing has been published in The New York Times.

Cynthia Vernón

Cynthia Vernón, Ph.D., started her career in the 1960s as a mathematician at NASA at a time when women were underrepresented.

Susannah Wellford

Susannah Wellford is the founder of two organizations, Running Start and Women Under Forty Political Action Committee (WUFPAC), designed to raise the political voice of young women in America.

Lindsay Whalen

Lindsay Whalen is head coach of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball team and former Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) world champion.

Soledad O’Brien

With more than 25 years of experience as a broadcast journalist, Soledad has appeared as a television anchor and correspondent on MSNBC, CNN, Al Jazeera America and HBO. Today, she owns her own company, Starfish Media Group and leads a nonprofit, the PowHERful Foundation, which assists in getting young women to and through college. With the help of her award-winning abilities as a storyteller, RBC has been able to bring these stories of empowerment to life.

An inclusive network of women, a story of success

Our firm is home to one of the longest-standing women-focused employee resource groups in the country. Through mentorship, conference offerings and business resources, it's an essential part of our supportive and inclusive environment for women.

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Advisor stories

Hear why our female financial advisors are passionate about what they do and learn more about how your path can lead to a fulfilling career at RBC.

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Inclusion and diversity matter

At RBC Wealth Management, we believe inclusion and diversity is an engine for innovation and economic prosperity. By cultivating a diverse workforce, we better develop ideas and people, and ensure our company’s continued growth.

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