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New Business Directory Supports Women Entrepreneurs


Women-owned businesses have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. To continue to celebrate and lend support to women entrepreneurs – particularly now – BMO Financial Group has created a women-owned business directory to help Canadians think about how they spend their money and encourage them to buy women-owned products and services. The new directory will feature some of the top 72 semi-finalists from the bank’s recently-launched $100,000 grant program in partnership with Deloitte.

“Supporting business owners and empowering women both inside and outside the bank is deeply connected to BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good – in business and in life,” said Ernie Johannson, Group Head, North American Personal and Business Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal. “We recognize the many challenges women-owned businesses face and we are looking for solutions to help. This active directory will spotlight remarkable women across the country and will help Canadians discover local small businesses together, as we work towards a more inclusive economic recovery from the pandemic.”

The new women-owned business directory will continue to evolve and grow into 2021.

To access the women’s business directory please visit bmoforwomen.com/women-owned-businesses/ and join the social conversation using #BMOforWomen.



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