Image L – R: Jill Green, Dr. Peggy Brown, Sylvia MacVey
Three women were honoured at the annual BMO Celebrating Women program in Saint John for their remarkable contribution to business and the community in one of three categories: Innovation and Global Growth, Community and Charitable Giving, and Expansion and Growth in Small Business. The program recognizes female leaders in local communities as part of BMO’s commitment to drive the advancement of women.
At the Saint John event, the following honourees were recognized:
- Innovation and Global Growth: Jill Green. Ms. Green is the CEO of Green Imaging Technologies, Inc., a company that specializes in nuclear magnetic resonance equipment to evaluate rock samples for the oil and gas industry. It credits UNB researchers for their work to grow this technology and look inside materials beyond the human body. Its software is now used worldwide.
- Community and Charitable Giving: Dr. Peggy Bown. Ms. Bown is a dentist with a private practice, Peggy Bown Dentistry. Last year, to celebrate its first anniversary, she offered a smile makeover to a bride-to-be in Saint John who overcame cancer. She is part of the ‘100 Women Who Care of Greater Saint John‘ organization, which has raised over $385,000 to date for charities in the area.
- Expansion and Growth in Small Business: Sylvia MacVey. Ms. MacVey is the President and CEO of G.E. Barbour, a family-owned food processor. This year will mark its 150thyear of operations. Under her leadership, the company has expanded in the U.S. and invested in its Sussex plant to double its productivity of peanut and almond butter. Nut butter is now 80 per cent of the company’s business.
“These recognitions showcase women that have given their time and energy to make a valuable contribution to business and the community and inspire others,” said Lynda Taylor, Senior Vice President, Atlantic Provinces Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. “We’re pleased to applaud them through this important initiative and engage in programs that support the advancement of women, which is a major priority here at BMO.”
The BMO Celebrating Women program follows the bank’s second Catalyst Award win for its industry-leading work to accelerate diversity and inclusion in its workplace and dedication to gender equality.