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“I won’t be boxed in by anyone else’s perceptions about what I can or cannot do. We will take our rightful place and we will achieve.”
As a Senior Fellow at Wellesley Institute and former CEO of the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), Camille is a passionate advocate for social change and health equity. Over her 50+ year career — during which she climbed from ward maid to CEO — Camille has always prioritized patient and community needs, collaborating to build programs and initiatives that have had a positive and enduring impact on people’s lives.
“There are better realities for future generations, and we can play a role in shaping those realities.”
Larissa is a published Indigenous and anti-racism researcher, award-winning ribbon skirt artist, restorative circle keeper, and proudly passes on Métis and Jamaican ancestry to her daughter, Zyra. She is the Founder of Future Ancestors Services, a youth-led professional services social enterprise that advances equity and climate justice through lenses of ancestral accountability and anti-racism.
Laura McGowan is the Marketing Director for Ricoh Canada. With a 20-year career in technology, sponsorship both in brand and female leadership is something Laura is passionate about. She has learned first-hand the impact it has on women in the workplace and the professional growth that comes from it. Ricoh’s mission is to imagine change. Today, that means supporting this forum that celebrates the inspiring accomplishments of women from all segments, industries and walks of life, who are changing the world—for better. Laura will be introducing the Top 25 Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, Camille Orridge.
Business happens beyond boardrooms, markets, and borders. Cultural shifts, geopolitical changes, technology innovations — it all impacts business. At Smith, we anticipate the rapidly changing business landscape and prepare you for it. For more information, please visit Smith School of Business or follow Smith School of Business on social on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider and the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. We are committed to supporting initiatives that empower women within our workforce and the communities the bank serves.
In 2019, we announced a bold commitment of doubling our support for women entrepreneurs which will also help them to create new jobs and strengthen communities. In 2020, recognizing the impact the COVID-19 pandemic was having on industries with high concentrations of woman-owned businesses, BMO pivoted its Celebrating Women community program to the BMO Celebrating Women Grant program, awarding ten grants of $10,000 each to woman-owned businesses that demonstrated innovation and resilience in keeping their business moving forward. Additionally, BMO offers educational tools such as its website, www.bmoforwomen.com, and a podcast series, Bold(h)er, stories of and for women who stand out.
We are transforming public policy conversations about women entrepreneurs, their risk awareness and appetite for innovation by supporting research that drives action to address funding imbalances, and dispel stereotypes.
Join the conversation. #BMOforWomen