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W by ATB

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Gender-intelligent banking expertise for women-owned and -led ATB Business clients.

W by ATB is powering possibility for women in business.

W. Warrior. Worldly. Wise. Woman. W can represent a lot of different things, but for us, W is about supporting our business clients that are women business owners or leaders with expert financial advice and business industry expertise.

Our ATB Business team members are trained in recognizing and overcoming gender bias with our W by ATB Everywoman Accreditation Program.

We aim to drive change in business financial services for women by bridging networking opportunities, and developing gender-intelligent practices, solutions, and services that truly power growth, innovation and success.

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Download our free W by ATB ecosystem resource guide

This comprehensive guide provides insights into available grants, loans, scholarships, government funding, and an array of networking opportunities to power your success.

Nikki Briggs, Head of W by ATB
"W by ATB is authentically looking within our own walls and together reimagining how we understand, empower and connect women owned and led businesses."

Nikki Briggs

Head of W by ATB

What W by ATB can offer your business.

Capital funding

A partner for equal access to the capital your business needs to grow and innovate. All team members involved are Accredited Women in Business specialists to drive transparent and unbiased practices.

Network connections

We’ll connect you to industry partners, affiliations, experts, professionals, peers, prospects and sponsorships that offer financial, non-financial and strategic support targeted at women-owned and -led businesses.

Industry expertise

We provide proactive and expert insight specific to your industry with gender intelligence trained advisors, Wealth financial advisors, as well as Growth and Innovation teams to help you scale and grow.

Connect with a W by ATB accredited specialist

We're here to answer your questions, set up solutions for your business, and provide expert gender intelligent business advice.

Expertise you can trust

Nikki Briggs, Head of Women in Business

Nikki Briggs

Head of W by ATB

Karissa Schlaht, Director of Women in Business

Karissa Schlaht

Director, W by ATB

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Frequently Asked Questions

W by ATB recognizes that women want and need something different from a Financial Institution. Women have different expectations of a relationship with a Financial Institution and inherently think and make decisions differently.

Our mission is to create a banking experience that supports women’s success in a way that aligns with how women show up in this world. Afterall, 50% of businesses started in Alberta are by women. It has been projected that a 10% increase in women owned businesses in Canada could add $198B to our GDP. We envision a world where we power possibilities for women business owners and leaders to be the most successful version of themselves.

W by ATB provides industry expertise and tailored gender-intelligent advice to ATB Business clients, who are women leading and owning established businesses.

If you are an ATB Business client, reach out to your current Relationship Manager or Director to learn more. If you’re not a current ATB Business client and wish to become one, connect with us by filling out this form.

At ATB, we exist to make it possible. We’re more than financial services. In addition to providing expert business and financial advice in almost any industry, W by ATB bridges connections to community partners, and offers networking opportunities, tools and resources dedicated to your success.

Our approach is authentic. To us, it’s more than pink products. We are providing a differentiated experience by starting within our own walls; from the inside-out. All ATB Business team members go through unconscious bias and gender intelligence training through the W by ATB Everywoman Accreditation Program. We are on this journey together!

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