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Board of Directors

Our 2020 Board of Directors

WBE Canada is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors representing Corporate Members and Certified WBE (Women Business Enterprises) community. Our Board of Directors is instrumental in charting the strategic direction of WBE Canada.

2020 Executive Committee – Officers

DORA SILVA-BOLANOS, Board Chair
Senior Manager, Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability
Accenture

CATHERINE GROSZ, Board Chair Emeritus
Manager, Supplier Diversity and Senior Supplier Manager
BMO Financial Group

ANDY THOMPSON, Board Treasurer
VP ION Procurement
Nokia

MADELEINE BAKER, Chair, Nomination Committee
Manager, Technology Strategy, Procurement and Supply Chain
TELUS

MICHAEL PACHOLOK
Chief Purchasing Officer
City of Toronto

MICHELLE BIANCHI, Secretary, Ex-Officio
VP, Finance & Operations
WBE Canada

SILVIA PENCAK, Ex-Officio
President

Directors

GEORGE EHRGOTT
Strategic Sourcing and Supplier Diversity Manager
Communications Test Design Inc (CTDI)

JEN McAVOY, Chair, Certification Committee
Director of Client Engagement
Cotton Candy

LAURA DIDYK
Vice President and National Lead, Women Entrepreneurs
Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

MICHAEL BOURNE
Senior Manager, Procurement Business Operations, Policies, Controls, Supplier Diversity and Ombudsman
IBM Canada

KIRUBA SANKAR, Chair, Business Development Committee
Director-CSR, Global Procurement
Royal Bank of Canada

MICHELLE ALBANESE
Head of Responsible Sourcing and Supplier Diversity
TD Bank Group

KATIE TINGLEY, Chair, Supplier Advisory Committee
President, The Tingley Advantage
WBE Representative

Committees

WBE Canada has following committees working closely with and reporting to the Board of Directors:

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