Darryl White speaks with Ravicha

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


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 a series of events celebrating International Women’s Day, BMO’s CEO, Darryl White, invited Ravicha, last year’s BMO CEO for a day, back for a chat to reflect on their experience.

Organized by Plan International Canada, Girls Belong Here program places young women aged 14 to 24, with CEOs, Presidents, business leaders and members of senior leadership from around the country to participate in a day-long seat share. For one day, these program participants call the shots – leading meetings, participating in important conversations, contributing to critical organizational goals and demonstrating the value of their unique perspectives.

Check out the video here and learn about more ways BMO is supporting emerging women leaders here.



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