Women having a discussion during a business meeting BMO’s Andrew Irvine speaks to Financial Post about our $3 billion commitment to women entrepreneurs

 

BMO for Women

We’re proud of BMO’s Bold Commitment to grow the good for a thriving economy by doubling our support for women entrepreneurs. Recently, National Post published an article highlighting our efforts to fund $3 billion for women-led small businesses. Featuring an interview with Andrew Irvine, BMO’s Head of Canadian Business Banking, the article outlines what led […]

Kristi Michem and Lesley Marks BMO Female leaders make headlines promoting gender equality

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

Kristi Michem, Chief Executive Officer of BMO Global Asset Management, who recently shared her seat with a Girls Belong Here ambassador, and Lesley Marks, Chief Investment Strategist of BMO Private Wealth Canada, and recent participant in the Day of the Girl roundtable discussion, have made headlines talking  about BMO’s commitment to advancing women’s empowerment, and […]

American Banker names Team BMO “Most Powerful Women in Banking & Finance” for 10th consecutive year

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

For an unprecedented 10th year in a row, American Banker magazine has named BMO’s team of female leaders the “Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance,” recognizing them for their professional achievements and their impact on the banking and financial services industry. To top off a decade of wins, this year, Ernie Johannson, Group Head, […]

Two young women participate in a roundtable discussion Day of the Girl Roundtable brings female leaders together with youth

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

On September 16, BMO assembled a group of female leaders from across the bank—Personal and Business Banking, HR and Communications, Wealth Management, Capital Markets, and IT — to sit down with seven young women participating in the Girls Belong Here program. They were joined by three inspiring female entrepreneurs and by Caroline Reisboro, CEO of […]

Catherine Roche Catherine Roche on Empowering Women in Business

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

For decades, BMO has been deeply committed to removing barriers to women’s economic empowerment and promoting an inclusive market. We’ve done this by supporting women entrepreneurs with capital allocated specifically for financing women-owned businesses, investing in research to gain insight on how to better support them, creating innovative educational platforms and sponsoring business-related conferences and […]

Darryl White speaks with Ravicha Darryl White on Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here program

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

The future depends on more young women feeling empowered to pursue leadership positions across all industries, in Canada and abroad. That’s why in 2018, seven BMO executives, including CEO Darryl White, took part in Plan International Canada’s Girls Belong Here program, inviting young women to step into their roles for a day. As part of […]

BMO’s Ann Marie Wright and Tracie Morris recognized on the Most Influential Women in Corporate America 2019 list

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

Today, Savoy, a magazine that showcases, accelerates and drives positive dialogue on and about the African American community, announced its 2019 Most Influential Women in Corporate America list. Based on their exemplary record of accomplishments, talent, leadership, influence and commitment to not just their company, but also their communities, Ann Marie Wright, U.S. Chief Auditor, […]

Two women working together BMO Harris Bank ranked one of Forbes 2019 Best Employers for Women

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

BMO Harris Bank has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers for Women in 2019. The list was compiled by surveying 60,000 U.S. employees – including more than 40,000 women – working for companies employing at least 1,000 people. As an industry leader in fostering diversity and inclusion, and an organization […]

Committing to our communities through actions large and small

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

On June 28, 2019, almost 1,000 people gathered at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee to celebrate and honor the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2019 Women of Influence award honorees. Our very own Raquel Filmanowicz was recognized with a Women of Influence “Behind the Scenes” award. Now in its 20th year, the Women of Influence awards […]

Women Deliver Conference Shines Light on Women’s Economic Empowerment

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

On June 3-6 2019, Vancouver acted as the first-ever North American host to Women Deliver 2019, the world’s largest gathering on gender equality and the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women. Women Deliver brought together world leaders, influencers, innovators and change-makers. The conference this year shone a light on the issue of power […]

BMO Announces a New Government Partnership to Empower Women

 

BMO for Women, Community giving

On May 17, BMO and the Honorable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, announced a new partnership to support not-for-profit organizations that empower women. BMO also unveiled findings from a new report that highlights the gaps in strategic planning by not-for-profits, and the ways organizations can further empower […]

International Women's Day International Women’s Day Discussion on Economic Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

The future depends on more women participating in the workforce. Research shows that companies with higher representation of women in executive leadership tend to outperform in terms of competitiveness and financial performance.  So it’s important for women at all stages in their professional lives to see themselves reflected in boardrooms, executive positions and other leadership […]

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