RBC’s Harleen Bains, CIBC’s Susan Rimmer and Franklin Templeton Investments’ Duane Green received leadership awards Thursday from Women in Capital Markets (WCM).

The awards recognize senior executives, male and female, who have combined professional excellence with a commitment to advancing and championing women in capital markets.

Bains is managing director and head of Canadian rates trading and sales at RBC Capital Markets; Rimmer is managing director and head of global corporate banking at CIBC Capital Markets; and Green is FTI’s president and CEO.

Scotiabank’s Priya Radha, director of rates trading and head of options trading for global banking and markets, won the award for rising star.

“These leaders know that the economy as a whole, and capital markets in particular, enjoy increased profitability, competitiveness and innovation when leadership teams include more diversity of all kinds,” said Jeannie Collins-Ardern, WCM’s interim president and CEO, in a statement. “They have also demonstrated both the integrity and courage to inspire change, and the perseverance to make it happen.”

Award winners are nominated based on an extensive set of criteria and selected by a jury panel of five industry leaders.

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