Montreal designer Vickie Joseph steps up to help youth build a future in her old neighbourhood
The neighbourhood of Saint-Michel, in Montreal’s north end, is a vibrant potpourri of language and ethnicity beset with the all-too-common narrative of poverty, gang violence and urban revitalization.
Building A Community To Inspire and Empower (Podcast)
Mary Burke, Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate in 2014, went on to found Building Brave – a non-profit online community that helps women connect with their most confident selves. Through her own experiences, Mary herself has overcome self-doubt, fear of failure, and letting what others think of her hold her back. Mary believes that by creating that global community – now numbering around 10 million – women can inspire and empower each other.
From Classrooms to Cranberries – Evelyn Ernst Discusses Her Career Transition and Trajectory (Podcast)
When a plot of land came up for sale across the street from their home in 1998, BMO Celebrating Women honouree Evelyn Ernst and her husband, David, left their careers behind to start Terra Beata Farms. From its beginnings as a 12-acre cranberry bog to processing fruit from approximately 12 other farms in addition to the original plot, Terra Beata is now a global brand, with its preserves, juices, and berries on store shelves in Canada and China.
Talking to Canada’s First Woman Helicopter Pilot Instructor (Podcast)
Cathy Press, the first female helicopter flight instructor in Canada, and owner of chinookhelicopters.com sits down with Kathleen to discuss her path to entrepreneurship, her motivation, and how she approaches decision-making.
Lifelong Learning and Giving with Dr. Brenda Milner (Podcast)
Dr. Brenda Milner, a 98-year-old full-time lecturer at McGill University, researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute, and founder of the Brenda Milner Foundation joins Kathleen to talk about what led her to being a pioneering woman in her field, what drove her to start her foundation, and what the BMO Celebrating Women honour means to her.
Supporting the LGBTQ Community With Marg Foy and Karen Tsang (Podcast)
In this episode, Kathleen discusses how to understand and better serve members of the LGBTQ community with Marg Foy, Service Delivery Manager, BMO Financial Group, and Karen Tsang, Enterprise Business Continuity Manager at BMO Financial Group. Both are also members of BMO Pride – an employee resource group at BMO.