Two young women participate in a roundtable discussion

Day of the Girl Roundtable brings female leaders together with youth


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 Plan International Canada, the organization spearheading Girls Belong Here. BMO is the Leading Sponsor of the program.

With discussions ranging from the importance of seeking out mentors and building networks to overcoming self-doubt and how to approach career building from the early stages, the 22 powerful women at the table found common ground and gained valuable insights.

This first-ever roundtable event complemented BMO’s other activities as part of Girls Belong Here. This year, the second for BMO, four young women stepped into the shoes of BMO senior leaders for the day in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. This is part of the bank’s ongoing commitment to support female leaders and to fulfill its purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in Business and Life.

Check out the video recap of the roundtable.



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