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BMO’s Ula Ubani Recognized as One of Canada’s Most Powerful Women by WXN

A BMO leader has been named among the recipients of the WXN (Women’s Executive Network) Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Ula Ubani, Vice-President, Ombudsperson and Chief Ethics & Conduct Officer, has been recognized for her advocacy for workforce diversity, ethics and inspiring tomorrow’s leaders. Ms. Ubani will be celebrated along with 105 honourees in various categories at the virtual Top 100 Awards Gala on Monday, November 25, 2021.

Ms. Ubani holds a unique role in Canadian banking, as the only named Chief Ethics Officer in the sector. Leading a team responsible for setting the bank’s ethical expectations globally, she has made her impact felt throughout the organization, embedding integrity into the culture and practice of the bank.

“Ula is a leader who personifies BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life,” said Mona Malone, Chief Human Resources Officer and Head of People and Culture, BMO Financial Group. “Ula has played a key role in establishing the bank as a global leader in sustainability, ethics and conduct. While the impact of Ula’s work can be seen broadly, it is the true foundation of our culture: doing what is right for our employees, customers, and society as a whole.”

Ms. Ubani is a frequent public speaker and is regularly invited to participate in industry roundtables and advisory boards. She is the Chair of the Canadian Centre for Ethics and Corporate Policy, a registered charity focused on promoting the application of ethical values in Canadian organizations.

BMO Entrepreneurs

In addition to marking this achievement, BMO is once again sponsoring WXN’s Entrepreneurs Award – BMO Entrepreneurs, recognizing 14 women business owners who are growing their businesses while navigating challenging circumstances during the pandemic. The sponsorship is part of BMO’s ongoing work to help small businesses make real financial progress, especially those led by women.

Launched in 2003, the Top 100 Awards celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Canada’s leading woman executives as well as their organizations and networks. The awards 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.

WXN’s Top 100 Awards Program includes a virtual two-day Leadership Summit and Gala on November 24 and 25. Please visit the WXN website for more information. Learn more about BMO for Women and BMO’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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