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BMO Entrepreneurs Award celebrates women business owners

105 honourees in various categories will be honoured at the virtual WXN Top 100 Awards Gala on Thursday, December 3. BMO is sponsoring the Entrepreneurs Award, recognizing 14 women business owners who are growing their businesses while navigating challenging circumstances during the pandemic. The list of winning entrepreneurs can be found here.

Watch the video to meet the winners.

The sponsorship is part of BMO’s ongoing work to support small businesses in making real financial progress, especially those led by women. Throughout November, the recipients of the BMO-sponsored award have been included in various virtual events with the bank’s senior leaders, such as thought-leadership presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking luncheons with fellow honourees.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s leading female executive talent as well as their organizations and networks. The awards serve to recognize talented leaders in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors as well as inspire the current and next generation of women to push the boundaries of what’s possible. The winners are selected by WXN’s Diversity Council of Canada.

For the fifth consecutive year, a BMO Financial Group leader is among the recipients of the WXN (Women’s Executive Network) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Sheri Griffiths, Senior Vice President, Head, Greater Ontario, Canadian Commercial Banking, has been recognized for her leadership.

Watch the video to meet Sheri.

Named to Canada’s Most Powerful Women list, Sheri Griffiths leads Commercial Banking throughout Greater Ontario. She is an executive sponsor of BMO for Women, a program which supports and advances women in business; she also leads the Canadian Commercial Banking National Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which supports BMO’s commitment to building a future with zero barriers to inclusion. Griffiths’ deep passion for supporting women entrepreneurs, creating a culture of equality, and empowering those around her have contributed to her standing among WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women.

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