BMO Supports Women Entrepreneurs in Canada with $5 Billion in Capital to Mark International Women’s Day 2022

BMO Supports Women Entrepreneurs in Canada with $5 Billion in Capital to Mark International Women’s Day 2022

  BMO Financial Group today announced a new $5 billion commitment to support women business owners in Canada to mark International Women’s Day 2022. Through the program, BMO will allocate $5 billion in capital over five years to women entrepreneurs, building on the commitment of $2 billion in 2014 and $3 billion in 2018. “Our Purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, comes to life through initiatives like this that drive progress towards a thriving and inclusive post-pandemic...
Bold & Black: Melody Spann-Cooper

Bold & Black: Melody Spann-Cooper

Name: Melody Spann-Cooper Business: Midway Broadcasting Corporation Industry: Radio/Media   Tanya: What was your path to entrepreneurship? How does one become the CEO of owning a media empire? Melody: So first, everybody’s journey is different. So, I don’t have a formula other than, for me, I’m a second-generation owner and my bar really would’ve had to have been set very low from me to mess this up, Tanya. So, my dad was a legendary disc jockey in Chicago who went...
Bold(h)er: You Belong in the Room

Bold(h)er: You Belong in the Room

A mentor can see in you what you don’t see in yourself. Vivian Pickard says her successful 40-year career at General Motors was thanks to mentors who took the time to propel her forward. As she tells Lisa Bragg, walking in as your highest self is the secret to success.   About the show: Brought to you by BMO for Women and hosted by journalist and award-winning entrepreneur Lisa Bragg, Bold(h)er delivers thought-provoking conversations that inspire listeners to make their own bold moves in...
Bold & Black: Pauleanna Reid

Bold & Black: Pauleanna Reid

Name: Pauleanna Reid Business: WritersBlok Industry: Celebrity Ghostwriter and Journalist   Tanya: Let’s get right into it. You speak often enough about your path to entrepreneurship. Did you always know you wanted to be an entrepreneur? Pauleanna: Absolutely. I’ve always been fascinated by entrepreneurship because my father had a company for numerous years. He was a professional photographer for about 30 years. I have always been curious and found my way into books and memoirs,...
Bold & Black: Christine Channer Auguste

Bold & Black: Christine Channer Auguste

Name: Christine Channer Auguste Business: The Channer Group Inc. Industry: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Management Consulting   Tanya: So, what is the name of your company? Christine: My company is The Channer Group Incorporated. That is the parent. That’s the incorporation. Tanya: Okay, awesome. And what industry does that fall under? Christine: So, I’m under a few industries. I would say management consulting, simply because The Channer Group is the parent, underneath...
Bold & Black: Valrie Grant

Bold & Black: Valrie Grant

Name: Valrie Grant Business: GeoTechVision and Marlie Technology Park Industry: Technology   Tanya: So, question one – what was your path to entrepreneurship? Valrie: I kind of got there a little bit around about. I was a senior manager in government. I’m a science person. I studied geology at university and then I ended up getting into geographic information systems purely by accident. I ended up leaving the private sector and going into government and it was while I was in...