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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

ALISON CAMPBELL 
Senior Director, Supplier Engagement and Regional Coordination / OSME-SE
Public Service and Procurement Canada / Government of Canada

JEN McAVOY, Chair, Certification Committee
Vice President Client Engagement
Cotton Candy

JENNIFER COOKE
Corporate Lead | Women in Trade
Export Development Canada (EDC)

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

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

MARYSE BENHOFF, Chair, Supplier Advisory Committee
President, BG Communications International Inc.
WBE Representative

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

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

PAULINE MACDONALD
Head of Procurement and Supply Management
Babcock Canada

Committees

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

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