Performance figures for each account are calculated using time weighted rate of returns on a daily basis. The Composite returns are calculated based on the asset-weighted monthly composite constituents based on beginning of month asset mix and include the reinvestment of all earnings as of the payment date. Composite returns are as follows:


Women’s LEAD: Celebrating Pride & Building a Culture of Inclusivity with Liz Firer-Gillespie

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PostedJune 30, 2022

Episode Summary

In this episode of the Women’s LEAD podcast, host Selena Woo is joined by Nicola Wealth Real Estate’s Director of Asset Management, Liz Firer-Gillespie, who shares her experience as a woman, business leader, and member of the LGBTQ+ community. Based on her own experience, Liz is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community, women going through their fertility journey, women in real estate and for everyone to love and accept who they are.

On the podcast, they speak about why accepting yourself for who you are is important, her personal experience of coming out to her friends and family, how she was able to surround herself with people who empower her and how workplaces can adapt to support diverse communities.

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Guest Bio

Liz Firer-Gillespie

Liz joined Nicola Wealth Real Estate in 2013 and oversees properties in both Canada and the U.S. She has over a decade of experience in real estate management working with international funds and institutional owners.

Liz holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and an MBA from the University of British Columbia.

A transplant to Vancouver from Chicago, Liz is reveling in all the west coast has to offer. When not in the office, she can be found spending time with her family, skiing, camping, reading, and chipping away at her golf handicap.

About The Host - Selena Woo

As Vice President, Advisory Services – Associates & Operations, Selena leads the Wealth Planning Associates with purpose and positive intent to embrace a culture of empathy and excellence.

With over two decades in financial services, Selena brings passion and expert experience to her role at Nicola Wealth. Selena’s experience ranges from working for a mutual fund company servicing brokers and financial advisors to working alongside two Investment Counsellors at a large investment management firm servicing high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth clients, and most recently, working for one of Canada’s largest private investment management firms with a focus on institutional clients. A graduate of The University of Calgary, Selena graduated with her Bachelor of Arts, in Economics. She also holds her Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designations.

Selena is involved with Junior Achievement, providing business education to youth. She is also a member of the Nicola Wealth Women’s Speaker Series’ Steering Committee and the Social Committee.


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