International Women's Day is a global opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and a time to come together to rally for women’s equality.
This year’s theme, #BreakTheBias, calls on all of us at BMO Private Wealth to speak up and call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping wherever we see it and to take action for equality. We spoke to women across BMO Private Wealth to hear what International Women’s Day means to them and how they will #BreakTheBias.
We asked Shiho Okuyama what IWD means to her and how she will #BreakTheBias:
Jamie Keenan shared how she will challenge gender stereotypes to #BreakTheBias at work with her clients and at home with her family:
Though we have come far with gender equality, there is still more work to do. Karla Bruce raised the importance of leading by example:
We're proud to celebrate Elizabeth Petticrew – another great leader at BMO Private Wealth who was recently named a Top Advisor in the Canadian Wealth Management industry by the Globe and Mail1 – for how she is taking action for equality.
As we continue to celebrate the women of BMO Private Wealth, we spoke with Angela Lihnakis about how she will #BreakTheBias:
We spoke with Catherine Laurin to learn more about what #IWD2022 means to her:
Elaine Yong shared with us her vision of a gender equal world and how she will #BreakTheBias:
Wafaa Abousamak let us know how she will #BreakTheBias:
Sarine Mustapha is dedicated to being a mentor for young women in the finance industry. Earlier this month we asked her what #BreakTheBias means to her:
We spoke to Ieen Lui about what #IWD22 means to her and how she will #BreakTheBias:
Nikki Holden shared how she will use her voice to #BreakTheBias and forge a gender equal world:
When asked how we can all come together to #BreakTheBias and forge a gender equal world, Valerie Chan shared:
Danette Pottle shared why she wants to #BreakTheBias and help empower women.
Joëlle Mulombo shared how she will #BreakTheBias and forge gender equality by being a catalyst for positive change.
The conversation about gender equality needs to continue. Rebecca Jones shares how she will continue to #BreakTheBias.
Some powerful messages from some powerful women. If these messages inspire you, consider how you will actively call out gender bias, discrimination and stereotyping each time you see it. Collectively, we can all #BreakTheBias.
1Canada’s top wealth advisors 2021 - The Globe and Mail
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