Maryse Benhoff Assumes Role of Chair of WBE Canada’s Supplier Advisory Committee

WBE Canada announces Maryse Benhoff will assume the role of chair of WBE Canada’s Supplier Advisory Committee and WBE representative on the Board of Directors effective immediately. Maryse, who has been an active member of the SAC committee since 2019 replaces Katie Tingley who leaves the position as she begins a new chapter in her professional career. 

“It has been an honour to represent so many inspirational and powerful women business owners.” said Katie upon announcing her departure. “I will always cherish the many relationships I’ve developed and opportunities WBE Canada afforded me over the past several years. I look forward to seeing how WBE Canada will continue to grow and evolve as it champions diversity and women business owners. I have every confidence in Maryse’s leadership ability and wish her the best in her new role.”

Maryse BenhoffMaryse Benhoff is President and Founder of BG Communications International Inc. a renowned Montreal-based translation firm that has been providing professional linguistic services for 25 years. BG Communications has been certified with WBE Canada since 2009. Focused on delivering world-class service and outstanding customer experience to help their clients grow on the international market with various language audiences, BG Communications’ services include translation, interpreting, revision, proofreading, linguistic adaptation, transcreation, multilingual websites, content creation, social media management, language courses and overall linguistic support.

“I am honoured to have been named the new Chair of WBE Canada and thank you for entrusting me with this important position,” said Maryse Benhoff. “As a woman business owner, I am well aware of the hurdles we face, but also of the incredible opportunities that lie before us. I believe in women and their ability to transform the world, and am convinced that solidarity, empowerment, and collaboration are the key to our collective success. In my new role as Chair, I look forward to leveraging my expertise as a business owner to create and support exciting new programs for WBEs and corporations alike. I am dedicated to acting as a facilitator by helping our member corporations access an extraordinary and ever-growing community of women and by helping our WBEs scale their services to meet an ever-growing demand. Together, we can do amazing things.”

The Supplier Advisory Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the President of WBE Canada and Board of Directors, providing input and feedback on WBE Canada programs and other matters. Participation in the Committee offers opportunities for WBEs to represent the voice of all women business enterprises at the strategic level. Members of WBE Canada’s Supplier Advisory Committee are elected for a 2-year mandate by the Certified WBE community and their role is to ensure that the organization’s strategic direction addresses and reflects the needs of all certified WBEs. You can see current committee members here

Having representation from the WBE Community on the Board of Directors ensures that Supplier Diversity remains at the forefront with all Corporate Members engaged in knowledge sharing between women-owned suppliers and corporate buyers.

“On behalf of the WBE Canada Team I want to congratulate Maryse Benhoff on her new role as Supplier Advisory Committee Chair and WBE Canada Board Member. I look forward to working with her in the upcoming months as WBE Canada continues providing the necessary support to Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and helps tackle the obstacles they face when selling to large corporate and government organizations. I also want to thank Katie Tingley on behalf of the entire WBE Community for her work at the Supplier Advisory Committee and Board of Directors and wish her all the best in her new corporate role,” said Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada.   

WBE Canada is a non-profit organization certifying Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and opening doors to supply chains across North America. Our mission is to advance economic growth across Canada through certification, promotion and development of women-owned businesses. Learn more at

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