A smiling BMO employee BMO Financial Group Recognized for Fifth Year in a Row by Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index

 

Diversity and Inclusion

BMO Financial Group today announced it has been included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI) for the fifth year in a row. The global index recognizes companies committed to gender equality and inclusivity within the workplace and the community, and publicly demonstrates each company’s commitment to equality and advancing women. This year, the index has […]

BMO and Catalyst leaders discussing intersectionality at work BMO and Catalyst leaders discuss inclusive leadership and emotional tax

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Last week, BMO Harris Bank and Catalyst hosted an event and panel discussion in Chicago where leaders from both organizations heard from their senior leaders as they discussed intersectionality, emotional tax, the role of the inclusive leader, and how peers from neighboring businesses and communities can leverage these insights to be catalysts for positive change. […]

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, […]

Tracie Morris, U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer, BMO Different Perspectives

 

Diversity and Inclusion

This story is an excerpt from the BMO 2019 Sustainability Report. Tracie Morris was named U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer of BMO Harris Bank in May 2019. In addition to more than 20 years’ experience in HR leadership, she brings a wealth of insights gained as a board member of organizations such as the Business […]

A variety of logos from BMO awards Recognition for diversity and inclusion for BMO

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Last week, BMO was recognized for our commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace by three prestigious lists! For the second year in a row, BMO was included on Forbes magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity in the United States list. The Forbes list is completed by surveying 50,000 Americans working for businesses with at […]

People working together BMO recognized as one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity in the U.S.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

For the second year in a row, BMO has made Forbes Magazine’s list of the best employers for diversity in the United States. The Forbes list is a ranking of companies that are committed to cultivating cultures that encourage diversity and the support of all employees. This year, BMO was one of 29 banks that […]

Two people walking at a Pride parade and one is wearing a cape with Pride colors BMO Harris Bank first to offer True Name feature for debit cards

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Mastercard and BMO have announced that BMO will be the first bank globally to implement True NameTM on BMO Harris Mastercard Debit Cards in the U.S. The new offering will allow BMO Harris customers to use their chosen name on the front of their cards, without the requirement of a legal name change. For many […]

BMO Financial Group’s Miguel Mendes Honoured for Contributions to LGBTQ2+ Community

 

Diversity and Inclusion

BMO’s Miguel Mendes has been recognized at Start Proud’s 2019 Leaders to be Proud Of Awards. Miguel was awarded the Professional Leader Award in recognition of his contributions to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirited (LGBTQ2+) business community. Miguel chairs BMO Pride — an enterprise resource group comprised of employees across Canada, Europe, and […]

Claudette McGowan interviewing Michelle Obama at the Elevate Conference in Toronto. BMO’s Claudette McGowan in conversation with Michelle Obama

 

Diversity and Inclusion

At the recent Elevate technology conference in Toronto, BMO’s Chief Information Officer, Claudette McGowan, interviewed Michelle Obama.​ This year, Elevate brought together more than 20,000 people to hear from 300-plus innovators. And the main attraction was the far-ranging conversation between Claudette and the former First Lady, which touched on technology, career paths and diversity. On […]

Students at Cristo Rey High School BMO Latin Alliance supports students at Cristo Rey High School

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Latino Alliance is one of BMO’s most active and fastest growing Employee Resource Groups. Their mission is to empower Latino and Hispanic employees to contribute to the culture and success of BMO, and advocate and assist in the recruitment, recognition, development and advancement of Latino employees. For Latino Alliance, supporting the next generation is a […]

Robert Tintinalli BMO’s Tony Tintinalli recognized on Crain’s Chicago Notable LGBTQ Executives list

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Crain’s Chicago Business has recognized Tony Tintinalli, Regional president, Chicago North region, on their Chicago’s Notable LGBTQ Executives list. Tony was recognized among 84 other top LGBTQ executives in Chicago for making an impact in the LGBTQ community, in our business, and in advancing workplace equality at BMO. Tony has been with BMO for 21 […]

Brenda Pino BMO Harris Bank scores 100 on Disability Equality Index

 

Diversity and Inclusion

BMO Harris Bank received a score of 100 on the Disability Equality Index (DEI) – an annual, national, transparent benchmarking tool that offers businesses an opportunity to receive an objective score, on a scale of zero (0) to 100, on their disability inclusion policies and practices – and was named the Best Place to Work […]

People working together Lifting Each Other Up through Inclusion

 

Diversity and Inclusion

At BMO, we say diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. Being inclusive comes naturally to us, because we know it’s a competitive advantage. Diverse teams are more innovative and better reflect our customers, so we can anticipate their needs more effectively. In this video, you’ll meet the team from our New York office. Although […]

Regardless of your gender identity or expression, we're here to help. BMO’s Gender Pronoun Initiative

 

Diversity and Inclusion

“A wrong pronoun here and there might not seem like a big deal, but imagine that each time someone is misgendered, they receive a brick to carry,” says Kei Sista, Expense Analyst at BMO. “By the end of the day, they are exhausted under the weight of all those bricks.” In 2017, BMO customer service […]

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 […]

Two women smiling A Proud History of LGBTQ2+ Support

 

Community Giving, Diversity and Inclusion

1969 was a historical year for gay rights in Canada and the United States. In the U.S., the Stonewall riots helped kick off the gay liberation movement. Meanwhile, in Canada, homosexuality was decriminalized. These were landmark moments in a fight for equality that continues until this day. This year, as we mark the 50th anniversary […]

Day of Pink 2019 BMO Celebrates the International Day of Pink

 

Diversity and Inclusion

Every year on the International Day of Pink, millions of people around the world wear pink to unite in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, anti-LGBTQ bullying and discrimination. At BMO, Day of Pink is also a chance to listen to and learn from the experiences, perspectives and backgrounds of our […]

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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