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Forbes names BMO Harris Bank one of the Best Employers for Diversity for the fourth year in a row

CHICAGO, April 27, 2022 /CNW/ - BMO's commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace has again been recognized by Forbes, with the bank named as one of the Best Employers for Diversity for the fourth consecutive year. The award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

The Best Employers for Diversity were selected based on Statista's innovative methodology, guaranteeing unbiased results and providing reliable insights. Over 60,000 U.S. employees were surveyed in companies with a minimum of 1,000 employees to identify The Best Employers for Diversity.

"BMO teams are unified around our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and in life," said Tracie Morris, U.S. Chief Human Resources & Inclusion Officer, BMO Financial Group. "We are determined to be bold on diversity and inclusion programs that grow the representation and advancement of diverse talent at BMO. We have set an equally bold agenda on customer products and community investments that drive the economic empowerment of diverse communities. We are thrilled that Forbes and Statista have again recognized our efforts."

BMO Harris Bank's placement for the fourth consecutive year is recognition of the impact the bank continues to achieve with Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025. Launched in 2021, the program has led to further progress on gender equality and a strong focus on ensuring diverse talent has equitable access to development and advancement opportunities. The placement also recognizes the impact being made by BMO Empower, the bank's $5 billion commitment to address key barriers faced by minority businesses, communities and families.

BMO's leadership on social impact has also been recognized by:

  • Corporate Knights: Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index: Placement on DJSI World Index
  • Forbes: Best Employers for Women in America
  • Ethisphere: World's Most Ethical Companies
  • Disability Equality Index: Named among Best Places to Work for Disabilty Inclusion
  • Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

The Forbes list of Best Employers for Diversity can be found here.

About BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through more than 500 branches and fee-free access to over 40,000 ATMs across the United States. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the United States. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, visit the company fact sheet. Accounts are subject to approval. BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a highly diversified financial services provider with total assets of CDN$1.02 trillion as of January 31, 2022.

SOURCE BMO Financial Group

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