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BMO Harris’ Niamh Kristufek on empowering women in fintech

  • Fintech firms with women at the helm don't receive the same attention and investment dollars.
  • BMO Harris partnered with 1871 on a cohort of women-led fintech firms with the bank's mentorship and programming.
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BMO Harris’ Niamh Kristufek on empowering women in fintech

Niamh Kristufek is the head of US business banking at BMO Harris Bank. Her team services about 2 million consumer and small businesses with products, digital capabilities and experiences to help them reach their financial goals.

Niamh joins us to discuss BMO’s support of women via its collaboration with the 1871 Innovation Program. The partnership launched the first cohort of the WMN•FINtech program, specifically supporting female entrepreneurs in fintech with resources, programming, and mentorship. 

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The following excerpts were edited for clarity.

Getting started in banking

I’ve been in banking for 25 years. I started right out of college. It was always my passion, because growing up, my dad owned his own business and I used to go into the bank with him. I knew his banker. So I was always fascinated in the partnership between the entrepreneur and the bank and the role the bank had to play in it. I always kind of knew I wanted to go into banking.


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