Ann Curtis, Premier Banker, vice president at BMO Harris Bank, became intrigued with Women United while attending a luncheon at her employer. As a successful banker, the mission of helping women to become financially stable—strongly appealed to her.
Ann explains, “We can all donate clothes or write a check to support others not as fortunate but the purpose resonated with me. I feel lucky to have a job and by supporting critical job training for women I’m empowering them to invest sweat equity in their future.”
As Ann became acquainted with the other women, she immediately felt she belonged. “Everyone is so friendly. I met other influential women and together we want to help the community. I’ve learned a lot through the other women in the group.”
Ann also felt pleasantly surprised about the commitment to excellence in their endeavors. When she attended the group’s signature event, Flight of Fashion, she said, “I was expecting a little show put together for a good cause. I was impressed with the professional models and the caliber of event. This made me want to engage even more.”
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