In collaboration with The Bank of Montreal (BMO) and Bain & Company, The Letters @ Rotman and the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) hosted a case competition with over 50 Rotman MBA students in 18 teams to strengthen LGBTQ2+ diversity and inclusion efforts at BMO.

The Letters case competition on diversity and inclusion

The challenge question:

“How can BMO become the #1 employer in the world by empowering its employees and leadership to champion the needs and professional development of LGBTQ2+ people?”

The Finalists

The students developed several ideas that offered new approaches to diversity and inclusion at BMO. Six of these ideas were selected to be presented at the final round of competition at Bain & Company.

BMO’s Family First Benefits Plan (winning idea)–A benefits coverage plan for a wide range of assisted reproduction and adoption costs,