10 Meaningful Sustainable Business Practices

10 Meaningful Sustainable Business Practices

What does it mean to be a sustainable business? And how can you easily adopt sustainable business practices into your day-to-day operations? Read on for 10 meaningful ways you can adopt environmentally friendly and sustainable practices for your business. It’s easy to get caught up in the buzzwords of sustainability. Whether you’re wondering how to build a more sustainable business or how to start a sustainable business, you need to fully understand why they’re important. It goes well beyond...
Bold(h)er: Beauty and Reconciliation

Bold(h)er: Beauty and Reconciliation

Cheekbone Beauty has its roots in a dream founder and CEO Jenn Harper had of little girls in lipgloss. In this episode, Jenn chats with Lisa about how she turned that dream into a successful, Indigenous-owned cosmetics company that gives back to its community, the environment, and strives for powerful representation in a traditionally closed-off industry. Jenn’s story shows that we can learn Indigenous narratives as part of Truth and Reconciliation, and we can do the work to grow...
Bold(h)er: How a Pandemic Changes Employee Engagement (And What Stays the Same)

Bold(h)er: How a Pandemic Changes Employee Engagement (And What Stays the Same)

Employers and employees alike have a unique opportunity in the COVID era: to take stock of what they’re doing and decide if it’s right for them. This episode of a special Bold(h)er series on women leading innovation in the face of the coronavirus features recruitment expert and  founder of The Leadership Agency Jamie Hoobanoff. She tells Lisa about the unique challenges and opportunities to hiring and finding work during a pandemic, the disruptive decisions employers can make during these...
Bold(h)er: Diversity, Inclusion & Equality

Bold(h)er: Diversity, Inclusion & Equality

Sometimes the non-traditional path can get you where you need to go in life. That was the case for Shavonne Hasfal-McIntosh. Early on, Shavonne challenged family expectations and dropped out of university and college only to go back later in life to complete her HR certificate. Now, as Shopify’s Diversity & Belonging Team Lead, she’s challenging conventions at work and striving to make colleagues feel included, valued, and heard. Shavonne’s story shows how she maneuvered through life’s ups...
BMO Hosts Women Business Owners for Resilience Retreat

BMO Hosts Women Business Owners for Resilience Retreat

Paulette Jagers, Chief Inclusion Officer, and Sheri Griffiths, Regional President, Business Banking, recently hosted women entrepreneurs at the BMO IFL for a retreat focused on developing the skills and strategies needed to grow resilience in business and life. The retreat included activities and skill building exercises to help unpack the mental, emotional and physical facets of resilience. The event also cultivated women connecting with other women across different communities. Leading...
BMO for Women Partners with Women and Gender Equality Canada

BMO for Women Partners with Women and Gender Equality Canada

BMO for Women partnered with Women and Gender Equality Canada to produce webinars specifically for not-for-profit organizations that support women. Three key topics were identified as critical to these organizations: Financial Health, Strategic Planning and Partnerships & Collaboration. These 45-minute webinars, hosted by BMO, feature subject matter experts who provide relevant information on each of these topics. Although created for the not-for-profit sector, any organization can benefit...