BMO Financial Group

BMO Financial Group

March 07, 2011 10:00 ET

Media Advisory: Women Entrepreneurs Are Growing Force in Business-led Recovery-BMO Hosts Media Roundtable

Celebration of 100th Year Anniversary of International Women's Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Dr. Sherry Cooper, BMO's Chief Economist, Gail Cocker, head of BMO's Commercial Banking, and Barbara Mowat, business owner and winner of a Governor General's Award in recognition of her contributions to advancing equality for women and girls in Canada, will participate in BMO's Women Entrepreneurs Roundtable. They will discuss findings from a new report on women business owners along with challenges and opportunities in the North American and global economies. The panel takes place in conjunction with International Women's Day, and the Federal Government's designation of 2011 Year of the Entrepreneur.


  • Economic impact of women-led businesses;
  • Business strategies to boost productivity;
  • Top three attributes for women leaders; and
  • Key findings from a Leger study on female small business owners.
What: BMO Bank of Montreal – Women Entrepreneurs Roundtable
Who: Dr. Sherry Cooper, Chief Economist, BMO Financial Group
  Gail Cocker, Head of Commercial Banking, BMO Bank of Montreal
  Barbara Mowat, President of Impact Communications Ltd., and
When: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 10 a.m. ET
Media Dial-in: 1-866-696-5910
Participant Passcode: 3575533

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