Celebrate during International Women’s week

BMO Celebrating Women On Boards virtual event, March 9th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm ET. BMO and Women Get On Board will be recognizing five (5) women across Canada who excel in and out of the boardroom. (2 from Western Canada, 2 from Central Canada and 1 from Eastern Canada)

Nominations for 2021 are now closed

What is International Women's Day 2021 Theme?

IWD 2021 campaign theme: #ChooseToChallenge

A challenged world is an alert world.

Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.

We can choose to challenge and call out gender stereotypes, discrimination and bias.

We can choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements.

Collectively, we can create an inclusive and more gender-equal world.

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.

"Can You Hear Me Now?"

All attendees will receive a 1x per use code for a 50% discount* off of the eBook edition of "Can You Hear Me Now?" by Celina Caesar-Chavannes, that can be redeemed via the Kobo app: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/can-you-hear-me-now-16

*Please watch for this code in our post-event communications 

Keynote Speaker

  • Celina Caesar-Chavannes (Sr. Advisor, EDI Initiatives and Adjunct Lecturer at Queen’s University)

    Celina Caesar-Chavannes

    Sr. Advisor, EDI Initiatives and Adjunct Lecturer at Queen’s University

    Celina Caesar-Chavannes is a business consultant, coach and international speaker. She currently serves as the Sr. Advisor, EDI Initiatives and Adjunct Lecturer at Queen’s University and her
    forthcoming book, “Can you hear me now?” published by Penguin Random House Canada, will be available on February 02, 2021. She
    was the former Member of Parliament for Whitby, Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Parliamentary Secretary for International Development. During her term as a Member of Parliament, Celina was awarded several distinctions
    including a feature in the April 2018 edition of O (Oprah Winfrey)
    Magazine entitled, “What would you stand up for and named Chatelaine Magazine’s Woman of the Year (2019). She has a Bachelor of Science, an MBA in Healthcare Management and an Executive MBA from the Rotman School of Management.

    She can be followed on all social media platforms @iamcelinacc

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4 PM - 4:10 PM
Welcome & Introductions
4:10 PM - 4:40 PM
Keynote Speaker
Choose to Challenge. Ready to Disrupt

Women have been at the nucleus of global challenges for centuries because we look at issues from an intersectional and multi-dimensional lens.
4:40 PM - 5 PM
Celebration Announcement
5 BMO Celebrating Women On Boards Honourees
5 PM - 5:30 PM
Breakout groups for networking & discussions.


Celebrating Women On Boards

Single Ticket for WGOB Members

Member Price Free
Celebrating Women On Boards

Single Ticket for Non-Members
*If you have been given a guest promo code register here

Standard Price C$40

Photography & Video

Event & Webinars may be photographed and may be recorded. If you have any concerns or questions please contact us at connect@womengetonboard.ca.The resulting images may be used in Women Get On Board advertisements including print and digital, electronic communications including event announcements, emails and newsletters, on www.womengetonboard.ca​​ and on Women Get On Board's social media channels.