Meet Veronique: She’s an established entrepreneur

Meet Veronique: She’s an established entrepreneur

An entrepreneur, scientist and engineer, she enjoys working at the interface of business, technology and biology to deliver improved therapies to patients. She co-founded AbCellera, a Canadian biotechnology company focused on the discovery of therapeutic antibodies from natural immune repertoires. Engaged in partnerships to develop next-generation antibodies, AbCellera recently announced its collaboration with global healthcare company Novartis. Earlier this year, AbCellera signed an agreement...
Meet Tanya: She’s a passionate philanthropist

Meet Tanya: She’s a passionate philanthropist

Ms. Hayles is the founder and CEO of Black Moms Connection, a global online village and incorporated non-profit providing culturally relevant tools and resources to empower and educate Black mothers. Black Moms Connection (BMC) was created in 2015 after she noticed online parenting groups did not have the resources or discussions relatable to and for minority women. The online community steadily grew from 20 to over 4,000 members in its first year. Today, the Black Moms Connection Facebook...
BMO Financial Group Becomes First Canadian Bank to Sign The UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

BMO Financial Group Becomes First Canadian Bank to Sign The UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

BMO Financial Group today signed the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a joint initiative of UN Women and the UN Global Compact (UNGC). Darryl White, Chief Executive Officer, BMO Financial Group signed the Principles at the Vancouver Main Branch on the bank’s behalf. BMO is the first Canadian bank to sign the WEPs. “BMO has championed the advancement of women for many years, from the long-term work we’ve undertaken to bring greater gender balance to our bank, to making $3 billion in...
Five questions to ask yourself before growing your business

Five questions to ask yourself before growing your business

Are you a Canadian female business owner considering expanding your business? If you’re unsure of how to go about it, you aren’t alone. According to news reports, Canadian entrepreneurs – both male and female – struggle to scale up and build long-lasting businesses. And although studies like this Ontario-based study from the Brookfield Institute show strong numbers for early-stage businesses, the numbers drop when it comes to established businesses. This suggests business owners face...
Meet Julia: She’s a Corporate Leader

Meet Julia: She’s a Corporate Leader

Julia Taylor’s career spans many years at non-profits, where she has been a role-model, a change-agent and a trailblazer. During her tenure at the YWCA, she managed a $40 million-dollar budget, and was a leading advocate of women’s equality and had a huge impact on the lives of many, many women – a large majority of them from disadvantaged backgrounds. In 2002, when she was named as the first female president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee—whose membership was almost all male—she set the...