Category: Diversity and inclusion

Through leader advocacy, innovative talent practices and ambitious workforce representation goals, BMO is focused on achieving industry leadership by increasing diversity and fostering inclusivity across all levels of the organization.


A man working on his laptop Cara and BMO Harris collaborate on Workforce Development Program

 

Diversity and inclusion, Employee experience

Cara Chicago and BMO Harris are partnering on a workforce development program co-created to remove barriers to employment and increase access to careers in banking and finance. The two organizations extended job offers to a cohort of 12 Chicago job seekers following their inaugural hiring event, held virtually on September 16, 2020. The program, entitled […]

Food bank at Instituto del Progreso Latino Instituto del Progreso Latino pivots to keep their community safe

 

Community giving, Diversity and inclusion, Response

“What folks need right now is different than last month, and next month it will change again. So we keep listening and learning to understand how we can help,” says Karina Ayala-Bermejo, CEO of Instituto del Progreso Latino. “When we can respond right away to the needs of our community, that’s where we can really […]

Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 BMO Unveils New Diversity and Representation Goals

 

Diversity and inclusion

BMO has announced new, five-year, diversity goals to address gaps affecting Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, Latino, and LGBTQ2+ employees, customers, and communities. The Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 goals reflect an ambitious expansion of the multi-year diversity strategy last set in 2017. New benchmarks and plans include doubling enterprise-wide representation of Black senior leaders, […]

Four colleagues in front of a laptop Vision 2020 representation goals

 

Diversity and inclusion

BMO is focused on achieving industry leadership by increasing diversity across all levels of the organization, through innovative talent practices and ambitious workforce representation goals. We have targeted strategies, training programs and employee forums that are intended to build a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Vision 2020 diversity goals Our Leadership Committee for Inclusion and […]

Forbes ranks BMO one of America’s Best Employers for Women in 2020

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

For the second consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers for Women. The selection is based on an independent survey from a sample of more than 75,000 U.S. employees working for companies employing at least 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. Survey questions are related […]

Five BMO Bankers named to Crain’s 2020 Notable Minorities in Commercial Banking list Five BMO Bankers named to Crain’s 2020 Notable Minorities in Commercial Banking list

 

Diversity and inclusion

Five BMO Harris Commercial Bankers were recently recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as part of their 2020 Most Notable Minorities in Commercial Banking feature. The 40 executives included in the list represent a variety of leading financial institutions in the Chicago area, and work with clients ranging from large corporations to middle-market and small businesses. […]