Women in Leadership
Women in Leadership Spotlight Series: Meet Ashley Dickson
October 19, 2020
Our Women in Leadership Spotlight series shines a light on some of the many talented women who work on our team and are committed to developing and empowering their female colleagues.
This month, we're shining the TD Securities Women in Leadership spotlight on Ashley Dickson, Manager, Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Engagement. Ashley is dedicated to building a more inclusive workplace.
Manager, Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Engagement
I support our senior leadership in developing and implementing innovative solutions to strengthen diversity and inclusion across the organization.
I'm proud to have worked alongside our talented recruitment team to bring the Bridging the Gap Scholarship to life in Canada and the U.S. Now in its 3rd year, the scholarship attracts applications from talented students who identify as members of specific diversity groups, including females. Successful candidates join TDS for paid summer internships and receive a scholarship upon completion of their placement. I'm also proud to work alongside our amazing volunteers in support of other early recruitment initiatives, such as our TDS WIL University Mentorship Program and TDS WIL Day in the Life events, which engage, educate and empower female students who are interested in capital markets. By working together to facilitate these programs, and many others, we are helping to support students and build a more inclusive workplace.
Advice to My Younger Self:
Don’t be afraid to take on new opportunities; when it comes to taking risks, you’re better equipped than you think. Any time you’re starting something new, the pursuit of perfection can be paralyzing, and it can be tempting to analyze an opportunity to death. But sometimes it’s best to listen to your gut and just do it — when you take a big leap of faith and it works, you receive an incredible boost to your confidence, which gives you the faith to do it again, and again.