BMO for Women: Proud to support Women in STEM

BMO for Women: Proud to support Women in STEM

According to a survey in early 2018 by STEM Camp, 74 percent of respondents state that men are more suited to careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). With these numbers, it’s not surprising to see that so few women actually pursue careers in these fields. Gender bias in the STEM fields exists. And it’s what is driving BMO for Women’s belief that there needs to be more support for women who are looking to build careers in these traditionally male-dominated fields. To...
Meet the Artist – Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel

Meet the Artist – Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel

Lou-ann Ika’wega Neel is from Alert Bay, BC and is a descendant of Mamalilikulla, ‘Namgis and Kwagiulth people of the Kwakwaka’wakw Nation. Lou-ann has been a practicing artist for over 35 years, working in textiles, jewelry, painting, and most recently, digital designing. “I love working in different mediums and using different materials… it gives me the opportunity to continuously explore new ways of sharing our ancient teachings.” Lou-ann comes from a...
Our Partners

Our Partners

BMO for Women’s strategic partners and supported organizations provide valuable expertise, leadership, knowledge, and opportunities for women to network and learn. BMO is the founding sponsor of GroYourBiz, an initiative that brings a tactical and proven approach to meeting the needs of women business owners. Through monthly peer advisory Board Meetings, where BMO sits at the table, a collaborative and supportive environment for medium-sized businesses is provided. GrowYourBiz has chapters all...
BMO Continues Support For Women Entrepreneurs by Extending $3 Billion in Capital Over Three Years

BMO Continues Support For Women Entrepreneurs by Extending $3 Billion in Capital Over Three Years

BMO Bank of Montreal today announced it is committed to advancing $3 billion in capital to women-owned businesses across Canada over the next three years. The announcement builds on BMO’s commitment of $2 billion in credit for business owners announced in 2014 and follows its recent partnering with Carleton University and The Beacon Agency to release Everywhere, Every Day Innovating: Women Entrepreneurs & Innovation. The BMO report along with the Canada-U.S. Council for the Advancement of...