Category: BMO for Women

BMO for Women recognizes the achievements of women leaders who are excelling in their business and making an impact in their communities. By honouring women who are successful entrepreneurs, philanthropists or innovators, BMO for Women nurtures and inspires the next generation of exceptional women leaders.


A store owner working behind the counter BMO Issues C$750 million Women in Business Bond In Support of Women-Owned Businesses

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

BMO has announced the offering of CAD $750 million of a five-year Women in Business Bond. Proceeds of the bonds will be allocated toward women-owned enterprises as defined in BMO’s Sustainable Financing Framework, including micro, small and medium-sized businesses. Innovating to support an inclusive recovery “As Canadian businesses embark on their recovery from the economic impacts […]

A restaurant owner talking on her mobile phone BMO Celebrates International Women’s Day

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

BMO joins global festivities to mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Throughout the month of March, BMO is celebrating women and girls, and reinforcing its commitment to breaking down gender-based barriers and investing in their success. “Today we honour the achievements of women while recognizing the need to continue eliminating barriers to women’s […]

Daphne Jones A Glorious Success

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

Glorious Malone’s Fine Sausage is an award-winning, Milwaukee-based small family business with deep roots in the community, and a product that’s regionally celebrated. It all began in the 1960s, when Glorious Malone and her husband, George, began selling their homemade Southern-style headcheese at their grocery store. Glorious improved the recipe over time, and it became […]

Jasmine Daya BMO celebrates barrier-busting women entrepreneurs

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

“Pursue your passion. Do what you enjoy, regardless of what people say, and the chips will fall into place.” That’s the advice Jasmine Daya, Lawyer and Managing Principal at Jasmine Daya & Co., has for young girls. Jasmine took the leap into entrepreneurship after working her way up to managing partner at her previous firm. […]

Shanelle McKenzie and Kim Knight of The Villij BMO celebrates barrier-breaking Black-led businesses

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

“When we started in 2017, we didn’t see anybody like us doing this,” says Shanelle McKenzie, Cofounder and Director of Community at The Villij. “One of the barriers we faced as black women entrepreneurs was feeling like we are not seen in this industry. Through this, we were really able to heal ourselves, and break […]

A businesswoman having coffee in front of her latptop BMO partners with Prosperity Project to drive insights on women in leadership

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

The Prosperity ProjectTM is a new not-for-profit organization focusing on creating and disseminating knowledge on gender diversity and intersectionality in the senior ranks of Canadian workforces. The project fills an important need to explicitly link women and prosperity, underscoring the economic importance of gender equality during the COVID-19 and as society recovers. It applies an […]