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.


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 […]

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 […]

WMN Fintech event 1871 and BMO Harris Bank announce WMN•FINtech program participants

 

BMO for Women, Diversity and inclusion

In April 2020, BMO Harris Bank and 1871 announced a nationwide call for women entrepreneurs to apply for WMN•FINtech, a mentoring program for women-led startups. We are now proud to announce the five participating companies selected to join WMN•FINtech on June 15, 2020. Of the startups that applied to the program, ten semifinalists were invited […]

WMN Fintech and BMO logos BMO Harris Bank and 1871 Launch WMN•FINtech, Women’s Fintech Mentoring Program

 

BMO for Women

Earlier this week, BMO Harris Bank and 1871 announced a nationwide call for women entrepreneurs to apply for WMN•FINtech, a mentoring program for women-led startups. This is an evolution of the BMO Harris/1871 Innovation program, and marks the first time BMO and 1871 have partnered on a women-focused program. Currently, there is a significant gender […]