CELEBRATING WOMEN ON BOARDS

IWD 2023 Theme: #EmbraceEquity

BMO Financial Group and Women Get On Board recognized six (6) women across Canada who excel in and out of the boardroom. (3 from Western Canada, 2 from Central Canada and 1 from Eastern Canada).

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2023 HONOUREES

Western

Jacqueline Keena

“It’s a great honour to be recognized as one of this year’s BMO Celebrating Women on Boards honourees. I count it a privilege to serve on the two boards that I’m apart of and to be able to contribute to the good governance and strategic leadership of those organizations. Women’s representation on the boards of organizations across Canada is essential to our collective continued success. International Women’s Day and this initiative are important markers to continue the discussion about how we can all act in a more inclusive and equitable way to increase women’s representation on boards.”

Cybele Negris, ICD.D

“To BMO and Women Get on Board, I am grateful for this honour as we collectively work together to elevate the level of diversity and governance in our country.”

Beth Bell

“I am honoured to be recognized as a recipient of the 2023 BMO Celebrating Women Boards and extend my sincere thanks to BMO and Women Get on Boards for their actions to champion diversity and equity in the boardroom. In my professional and board career I have had many people guide me to achieve my goals. I have always felt it is my responsibility to ‘pay it forward’ by mentoring women and strongly advocating for their place in Canada’s Boardrooms. I want to congratulate my fellow honourees; I am humbled to be in such esteemed company.”

Central

Carol Devenny

“I am honoured and grateful for being recognized for living my passion every day of helping and supporting women – including mentoring and promoting women in the boardroom. Thank you to BMO and Women Get On Board for inspiring, encouraging and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion of women in Canada’s boardrooms.”

Elaine Roper

“I am absolutely delighted to have been selected as an Honouree for this award, and to join the ranks of a highly dedicated and exceptional group who work tirelessly to advance both governance and the important role of women in this profession. I consider it a privilege to do the work I do, and to work with and help develop the calibre of female leaders that exist in our country from coast to coast.”

Eastern

Nancy Whipp

“I am thrilled and honoured to have been selected as the BMO Celebrating Women on Boards Honouree
for the Eastern Region. I want to thank BMO and Women Get on Board for empowering and
encouraging women to participate in the boardroom. The diversity in thinking and analyzing that women bring to the board is something that every board should wish to capitalize on. I also want to thank my nominator for whom I have great respect as she is an amazing woman who enriches many boards.”

#EmbraceEquity

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