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WBE Canada Welcomes Two New Members to Board of Directors

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is pleased to announce that two new members have joined the Board of Directors. Effective immediately, the Board welcomes Belinda Chopping from RBC and Janice Tee from Magna International.

Replacing long term RBC representative on the Board Kiruba Sankar is Belinda Chopping, Senior Director, Global Procurement Solutions and Services, RBC. Belinda has been at RBC since 2013 and brings more than 20 years of experience successfully implementing transformational programs, operational efficiency, automation, analytics and complex technology delivery programs. Belinda manages the enterprise source to pay, spend analytics as well as the enterprise travel and expense management product teams and policies.

I’m extremely thrilled to have the opportunity to join WBE Canada’s Board of Directors and contribute to connecting Canadian women-owned businesses with Corporate and Public Procurement,” said Belinda Chopping. “Building diverse and inclusive supply chains has never been more important as we work towards recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, and I’m proud to be able to support WBE Canada in making that happen and building back better and stronger.

Janice Tee, Senior Manager, Global Human Resources and Talent Management at Magna is a dedicated HR professional with a commitment to creating initiatives that place employees at the center of company success. Throughout her career, she has partnered with leaders around the globe to deliver contemporary, high-impact people programs. In her current role with the Cosma group at Magna, Janice has program accountability multiple HR initiatives focused on HR systems, talent management, recruitment, employee value proposition and diversity, equity and inclusion impacting more than 40,000 employees in 18 countries. Her more than 20 years of Strategic HR experience has made her a strong contributor and an advisor to leaders focused on effective people practices and processes.

Ensuring that women-owned businesses have access to procurement opportunities with large corporations and government organizations is extremely important for the success and growth of Canadian WBEs and being on WBE Canada’s Board of Directors is an incredible opportunity for me to contribute to this vision. I look forward to being a part of that work by supporting the important mandate of WBE Canada as they continue to elevate Canadian women-owned businesses,” said Janice Tee.

I am thrilled to welcome both Belinda Chopping and Janice Tee to the Board. Belinda brings over 20 years of experience motivating and developing people and creating high performance teams and a culture of continuous improvement which will be a great asset to the organization. Janice Tee with her track record of success balancing employee needs with organization vision and mission and proven expertise in human resources management will be a great addition to our existing Board of Directors. I know that both Belinda and Janice will have a positive impact and bring exciting perspectives as we map out the strategic and 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 with most members actively involved in Board committees including:

  • Executive Committee
  • Nomination Committee
  • Certification Committee
  • Business Development Committee
  • Public Service Development Committee
  • Supplier Advisory Committee

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.

Media Contact: Sharon Ferdinands, Marketing and Communication Manager, WBE Canada, marketing@wbecanada.ca

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