Hitting the glass ceiling for female executives: Sherry Cooper


Young Canadian women about to start careers may believe there are no barriers to their ambition. But one of Canada's best known banking executives, Sherry Cooper left the banking world this year with a metaphorical bump on her head from smashing into the glass ceiling.

Sherry Cooper - Former Chief Economist & Executive Vice-President of BMO

It is 2013 and the glass ceiling that once hindered so many women in corporate careers is supposed to be smashed. And yet, one of Canada's former top banking executives says the ceiling remains -- and she smacked into it. Last January, as Sherry Cooper stepped down as the Chief Economist and Executive Vice-President of BMO, she took time to share her thoughts with Anna Maria Tremonti on the financial services industry ... where even a glittering career has limits.

Anna Maria spoke to Sherry Cooper in January. Sherry has been busy since that interview. She is now the Chief Economic Counsel for MDC Partners Inc and a member of several corporate boards.

This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch.

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