The Only Woman in the Room: The Making of a Stockbroker

Jean Hough Davey’s candid memoir of becoming one of the first women in North America to be licensed as a stockbroker. Jean was a pioneer who rose to the highest levels of her profession, becoming Vice President and Director of ScotiaMcLeod. More

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About Jean Hough Davey

Jean Hough Davey’s career in finance spanned a period of almost 50 years, the first decade of which she was in a category of one—the “only woman in the room.” As one of the first female licensed stockbrokers in North America, her remarkable ascent to the highest levels on Bay Street began in the early 1960s, the era of the three-martini lunch and the domination of the old boys’ club, a time when women were barely accepted and rarely encouraged to pursue careers in the investment industry.

Before Gloria Steinem came on the scene and well before women started to “lean in,” Jean was making her way in what was “a man’s world,” propelling herself forward with style and determination. By the time she retired in 2004, she was a Vice President and Director of ScotiaMcLeod®, a division of Scotia Capital Inc., and a member of Scotiabank, Canada’s international bank and a leading financial services provider in North America with assets of $896 billion (as at October 31, 2016 ).

Jean Hough Davey now divides her time between Toronto and the Florida Keys

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