BMO for Women


At BMO, we’re committed to real financial progress for every woman, so they’re prepared to seize every opportunity.

Throughout history, women have shown themselves to be progress-makers — challengers of the status quo, innovators and leaders for the next generation.

BMO creates innovative educational programs for women and sponsors organizations that support women entrepreneurs. And through the BMO Celebrating Women program, we proudly recognize women for their philanthropy, entrepreneurship and innovation.


BMO provides funding to women entrepreneurs through SheEO

BMO provides funding to women entrepreneurs through SheEO

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BMO announces 10 recipients of women-owned businesses grant program

BMO announces 10 recipients of women-owned businesses grant program

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BMO brings female leaders together with youth

BMO brings female leaders together with youth

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Darryl White on Girls Belong Here Program

Darryl White on Girls Belong Here Program

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Women Entrepreneurship and Risk

Women Entrepreneurship and Risk

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BMO marks International Day of the Girl

BMO marks International Day of the Girl

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Women Entrepreneurs & Innovation Study

Women Entrepreneurs & Innovation Study

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BMO announces 2021 BMO Celebrating Women Grant recipients

BMO announces 2021 BMO Celebrating Women Grant recipients

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Investing in women business owners

In 2018, BMO announced our commitment to advancing $3 billion in capital to women-owned businesses across Canada over the next three years. This builds on our commitment of $2 billion in credit for women business owners announced in 2014.


Recognizing and fostering extraordinary women

BMO Celebrating Women is a BMO-created community program that recognizes and honours extraordinary women for their impact in community and philanthropic giving, business growth, innovation and leadership. In 2018, BMO hosted 14 BMO Celebrating Women events across Canada and the U.S. To date, BMO has recognized more than 180 women.

In 2020, due to COVID-19, we pivoted this program, creating ten $10,000 grants to support women’s innovation in response to the pandemic.

We also partner with a number of third-party organizations including:

  • GroYourBiz™ and the Women Presidents’ Organization – delivering peer-to-peer mentorship, networking opportunities, and enriching experiences to help women business owners strive to reach even bigger goals.
  • Women Get On Board – an organization that connects, promotes, and empowers women to corporate boards to advance gender equality in boardrooms across Canada.

170+ women honoured through BMO Celebrating Women.

Supporting women business leaders through education and thought leadership

Because education is critical to financial success, BMOforwomen.com offers information, insight and research for women entrepreneurs and investors. We also initiate and sponsor research on women and women entrepreneurs in order to serve them better.


BMO for Women website

Check out our dedicated BMOforWomen website to find toolkits and research for women entrepreneurs and investors.

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Workplace diversity

BMO is focused on achieving zero barriers to inclusion by increasing diversity and inclusion across all levels of the organization.

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