For Immediate Release. Toronto
WBE Canada Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Laura Didyk, Vice President and National Lead Women Entrepreneurs at the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) joined the Board as the newest member.
BDC has been a WBE Canada Corporate Member since June 2018. It is the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs and has made supporting the growth and success of women entrepreneurs a priority. With a focus on small and medium-sized businesses, it provides businesses in all industries with financing, advice and access to networks that all entrepreneurs need to grow their business.
In her role as Vice President and National Lead Women Entrepreneurs, Laura Didyk leads the bank’s national strategy to support Canadian women entrepreneurs and ensures that strategy is integrated across the entire bank.
Laura has always been passionate about entrepreneurship. Since 1994, she has held progressively senior roles at BDC across many divisions of the bank. From consulting and finance, to branch support and subordinate financing, Laura has worked with all types of entrepreneurs, at all stages of their business, helping them access the advice and capital needed to grow and succeed.
“BDC recognizes the drive, resilience and passion of women entrepreneurs and is committed to supporting them at every point along their journey. Being an active corporate member of WBE Canada and an advocate for women both professionally and personally, I see the tremendous impact that WBE Canada is making on increasing access to markets for women entrepreneurs and providing professional development opportunities.“ said Laura Didyk
“I am very excited to welcome Laura Didyk to the WBE Canada Board. Laura’s experience in working with entrepreneurs at all stages of their development and her recognition and passion for women entrepreneurs to succeed and grow will contribute positively and provide an exciting perspective to the future direction of WBE Canada.” said Dora Silva-Bolanos, Chair of the Board, WBE Canada
WBE Canada Board Members are instrumental in charting the strategic direction of WBE Canada. You can access list of WBE Canada’s Board Members here.
About WBE Canada
WBE Canada is a Canadian non-profit organization that is opening doors for women-owned businesses to supply chains across North America. It certifies Canadian firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and introduces them to opportunities with corporations. To learn more about how we support women-owned businesses, click here. If you are a mid-size or large company looking to support women-owned businesses through procurement opportunities, we want to hear from you. Click here to learn more how you can get involved.
Sharon Ferdinands, Communications & Marketing Coordinator, WBE Canada