Katie Tingley, President of The Tingley Advantage Inc., and Certified WBE since 2013, was elected to be the new Chair of WBE Canada’s Supplier Advisory Committee and WBE representative on the Board of Directors.
The Tingley Advantage Inc. partners with corporations to boost the effectiveness of their analytics and data science teams. They offer customized training and coaching on the softer skills of business that enable analysts to significantly improve their impact on results and become the true sought-after partners they can and should be. Katie brings to the SAC, a wealth of experience chairing boards and committees and an understanding of identifying goals, moving objectives forward and how to leverage members’ expertise in order to benefit the committee and its purpose. Being part of the WBE Community for the past 6+ years Katie has a very real understanding of the needs and goals of both WBE Canada corporate members and certified women owned businesses and demonstrates her commitment to ensuring that supplier diversity implementation and the ongoing hard work and endeavours of WBE Canada result in economic success for both sides.
In response to her appointment, Katie shared: “I am honoured to represent so many women owned businesses and am looking forward to championing them and their needs on the Board of Directors.”
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 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 WBE Canada Team I want to congratulate Katie Tingley on her new role as Supplier Advisory Committee Chair and WBE Canada Board Member. I personally look forward to working with her in the upcoming year to ensure that our organization provides 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 wish Katie lots of success in her new role as well as in her business and personal life,” 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 WBECanada.ca
President, WBE Canada