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.

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 […]

A woman of color with her arms crossed BMO celebrates Black History Month


Diversity and inclusion

With the arrival of Black History Month, BMO is celebrating the achievements of Black Canadians and African Americans both within the bank and in the communities where it operates. “BMO recognizes Black History Month as a time to celebrate the accomplishments and significant contributions of Black communities in Canada and the United States while acknowledging […]

A man in a warehouse working on his laptop BMO Harris Bank and Chicago Bulls Team Up to Support Local Black-Owned Businesses


Diversity and inclusion

As a continuation of the team’s social justice efforts, the Chicago Bulls and BMO Harris Bank have launched a program supporting Chicago Black owned businesses. The program highlights one business per month during the 2020-21 regular season and shines a spotlight on local Black owned businesses and their owners who are making a positive difference in […]