The Power of Collective Resilience (Podcast)
Samra Zafar is a bestselling author of the book, A Good Wife. She’s an international speaker, and the director of business finance at BMO. She is also the founder of a non-profit organization called Brave Beginnings. It is dedicated to supporting abuse survivors in their journey to build a life of freedom. Her story is truly remarkable, and so is her passion for empowering all people to believe in themselves no matter what their circumstances. Today, she joins us on Her Money, Her Way to discuss the power of collective resilience.
Goals, Gratitude, and Big Ideas… (Podcast)
Author, facilitator, business owner. Michelle Bailey is all three. She’s also a person who believes in mindfulness, gratitude, outsourcing what you’re not good at, work-life integration, and self-care. As an agency owner, and the founder of My Big Idea, Michelle’s personal and professional goal setting process has helped countless individuals set, and reach their goals. Hear what she has to say about gaining clarity, setting your goals, and her own next big ideas, in this episode.
Gravitating towards what scares us: Courtney Reardon and her expedition on Everest (Podcast)
Courtney Reardon, Director of Institutional Equity Sales, BMO Capital Markets is also the 68th American woman to summit Everest, and survive. In this episode, Courtney will tell us about her expedition, and share the insights she gained along the way that can help all of us become more successful at home and at work.
The advantages of having women on corporate boards (podcast)
The statistics are in, and the proof is in the outcomes. With diverse boards, outcomes are better – financially and otherwise. However, women are still under-represented at boardroom tables across North America. Katie Kelley, Vice-Chair, US Commercial Banking with BMO Harris, and Traci Bransford, General Counsel, Business, and Entertainment Attorney bring their passion for increasing the number of women on corporate boards to this discussion about why it’s so important to have that diversity at the table.
Moving the Dial for Women in Tech
A career in STEM. A realization that a lack of diversity is not going to change itself without advocacy, and an incredible outpouring of support. Those were the keys that propelled Jodi Kovitz, founder of #movethedial, to spearhead a global movement to advance the participation and leadership of women in technology.
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.