Rotman Initiative for Women in Business Pens Sponsorship Agreement with BMO Financial Group

Rotman Initiative for Women in Business Pens Sponsorship Agreement with BMO 
Financial Group 
Will bring world's top leaders and authors to the Women in Leadership
Speakers series 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 -- Executive women in
the GTA will find even more inspiration in the Women in Leadership
Speakers series at the Rotman School of Management in 2013, thanks to
a new sponsorship agreement with BMO Financial Group. The one-year
sponsorship will allow the Rotman Initiative for Women in Business to
bring some of the world's top leaders and authors to its Toronto
"BMO's support of the speakers series will take the events to the
next level," says Beatrix Dart, Associate Dean, Executive Degree
Programs and Executive Director, Rotman Initiative for Women in
Business. "It will provide the inspiration we all need to be better
leaders every day and will help to reinforce what we teach in our
executive development programs throughout the year." 
The series was launched in 2008 and has hosted dozens of
distinguished speakers including Dee Dee Myers, former White House
Press Secretary; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chair and CEO, Carlson;
Irene Rosenfeld, Chair and CEO, Kraft Foods, Inc.; Sylvia Ann
Hewlett, Founding President, Center for Work-Life Policy; and Ilene
Lang, President and CEO, Catalyst. Each of the events attracts more
than 120 mid- to senior-level executives from the GTA. 
"BMO is passionate about developing a generation of leaders with
broad skills and integrity, who understand the strength of a diverse
and inclusive workplace," says Lynn Roger, Senior Vice-President &
Chief Talent Officer, BMO Financial Group. "We are pleased to partner
with the Rotman Initiative for Women in Business on this important
The 2013 Women in Leadership Speakers Series, Sponsored by BMO will

  March 5, 2013                                                             
  Martin Davidson, Associate Professor of Leadership, Darden Graduate       
  Business School, University of Virginia; Author of The End of Diversity as
  We Know It: Why Diversity Efforts Fail and How Leveraging Difference Can  
  Succeed (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2011) will lead a discussion titled, 
  "Embracing The Weird."                                        
  May 10, 2013                                                              
  Mahzarin R. Banaji, Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics,      
  Department of Psychology, Harvard University; Senior Advisor to the FAS   
  Dean on Faculty Development; Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics, Santa  
  Fe Institute; Co-Author of Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People (Random
  House, 2013) will lead a workshop based on her aforementioned co-authored 
  Fall, 2013                                                                
  Speakers to be announced.                                                 

About BMO Financial Group  
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a
highly-diversified North American financial services organization.
With total assets of $525 billion as at October 31, 2012, and more
than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of
personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment
banking products and solutions. For more than 195 years, BMO
Financial Group has believed in community reinvestment and corporate
and social responsibility in the communities it serves. In 2012, BMO
contributed more than $87.6 million in donations, sponsorships and
events in Canada and the United States to groups, organizations and
programs that help build and sustain resilient, vital and healthy
About The Rotman Initiative for Women in Business 
The Initiative for Women in Business at the Rotman School of
Management is a proven force for change. It provides professional
women with leadership development opportunities, new ways of thinking
and vital connections that help them advance and succeed in their
careers. It is a trusted partner to forward-thinking corporations and
organizations through custom programs, presentations and events, and
diversity consulting. The Initiative for Women in Business aspires to
a business landscape that is prosperous and equitable. 
About the Rotman School of Management  
The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is
redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum
based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world's most diverse
city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the
design of creative business solutions. The School is currently
raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business
school it deserves. For more information, visit
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Follow the Initiative on Twitter: @rotmanwomen
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BMO Financial Group
Beja Rodeck
Media Relations
(416) 867-3996
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