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BMO Harris named a 2021 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

January 28, 2021 | Purpose, Recognition

For the fourth consecutive year, BMO Harris Bank was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) for being an industry leader in championing diversity and inclusion, earning a perfect score on their 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). BMO Harris was also named a “2021 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality.”

The HRC’s Corporate Equality Index is a national benchmarking tool for corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. This year, BMO Harris joins the ranks of 767 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks.

“Through our Purpose-driven Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025 strategy, we have set bold representation goals to support inclusion and improve access to development and career advancement for colleagues facing systemic barriers, including those in the LGBTQ community,” said Tracie Morris, U.S. Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Inclusion Officer, BMO Harris Bank. “We are proud to again be recognized as an industry leader for diversity and inclusion.”

Today’s recognition follows last year’s announcement of BMO’s Zero Barriers to Inclusion 2025, new five-year diversity and representation goals which include a workforce representation target of 3% percent for LGBTQ employees. In addition, we announced the launch of BMO EMpower, a five-year, $5 billion pledge aimed at addressing key barriers faced by minority businesses, communities and families in the U.S. BMO Empower is a series of long-term commitments designed to drive meaningful change and champion racial equity.

Yesterday, BMO Financial Group was also included in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the sixth year in a row, recognizing our commitment to equality and the advancement of women.

These recognitions not only align with our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in Business and Life, but also reinforce our winning culture. Because BMO understands that diverse teams fuel employee engagement and innovative thinking, our leadership in diversity and inclusion continues to be a strong indicator of what’s to come in our bank’s performance.

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