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Board of Directors

Our 2019 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.

2019 Executive Committee – Officers

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

ANDY THOMPSON, Board Treasurer
VP ION Procurement
Nokia

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

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
WBE Canada

Directors

LESLEY LAWRENCE
Senior Vice President, Financing & Consulting – Ontario
BDC

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

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

JULIE KAYE, Chair, Supplier Advisory Committee
President, TBD Telecom By Design, Inc.
WBE Representative

Committees

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

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