BMO Celebrating Women Event 2019

The annual BMO Celebrating Women event in Winnipeg honoured three women for their remarkable contributions to business and the community.  Among them, was The Upside Down Tree Founder, Carmyn Aleshka,.

The program honours female leaders in local communities as part of BMO's commitment to drive the advancement of women and recognizes contributions in one of three categories: Trailblazers & Innovators; Community & Charitable Giving; and Expansion & Growth in Business.  Below is BMO's write-up on Carmyn and the award she received:

Community & Charitable Giving: Carmyn Aleshka. Championing visionary, philanthropic entrepreneurs, Ms. Aleshka founded the Upside Down Tree to help smaller charities achieve their goals by connecting them with business expertise, mentorship and networking opportunities. Since 2014, the Upside Down Tree has raised over $1.25 million to help Canadian charities make a difference across Canada and worldwide. In addition to serving as president of Paradigm Insurance and as a member of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba's Board of Directors, Ms. Aleshka founded KIDTHINK Children's Mental Health Centre, a mental health treatment center and outreach program to help children access mental health treatment across the province. 

To learn more about the awards, click here.

L - R: Bernadette Smith, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, Point Douglas; Kristen Kennedy, Regional Vice President, Personal Banking, Southern Prairies, BMO Bank of Montreal; Leah Weatherill, Managing Director & Team Lead for Canadian Commercial Banking, Prairies Region, BMO Bank of Montreal; Tafaline Wall, Senior Private Banker, BMO Private Wealth; Margaret Von Lau, CEO of N.E.E.D.S. Inc. and 2018 BMOCW Honouree – Community & Charitable Giving (Panelist); Carmyn Aleshka– BMO Celebrating Women 2019 Community & Charitable Giving Honourees; Ruth Loeppky – BMO Celebrating Women 2019 Expansion & Growth in Business Honouree; Tara Maltman-Just – BMO Celebrating Women 2019 Trailblazers & Innovators Honouree; Giovanna Minenna, Founder and Creative Director of Brows by G, 2018 BMOCW Honouree – Expansion & Growth in Small Business (Panelist); Anne Fountain, Associate Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns; Anthony Moros, Senior Private Banker, BMO Private Banking