Category: Diversity and inclusion

Through leader advocacy, innovative talent practices and ambitious workforce representation goals, BMO is focused on achieving industry leadership by increasing diversity and fostering inclusivity across all levels of the organization.


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 […]

The cover of the Time magazine’s Black Renaissance issue featuring poet Amanda Gorman and the BMO EMpower ad that was featured within the issue. BMO ad highlights EMpower in Time magazine’s Black Renaissance issue

 

Community reinvestment, Diversity and inclusion

In celebration of Black History Month, BMO highlighted our EMpower commitment with an advertisement in Time magazine’s Black Renaissance issue. The ad was part of the February issue dedicated to celebrating and telling the story of Black art. Poet Amanda Gorman, who performed at President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris’ January 20 inauguration […]