About WBE2018-09-25T15:19:52+00:00

About WBE Canada(Women Business Enterprises)

WBE Canada certifies majority-owned, managed, and controlled women’s businesses and facilitates opportunities for them to meet buyers and get access to bids for corporate contracts as part of supplier diversity programs.

WBE Canada’s strong leadership team on the ground has a proven track record in working with corporations, organizations and governments and in serving the women’s business market.

Our Board of Directors
Our Corporate Members
Our WBE Advisory Committee

Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada

Silvia Pencak is the President of WBE Canada – the leading organization certifying women-owned businesses and facilitating opportunities for them to do business with large corporate and government buyers. Silvia is a passionate advocate for women-owned businesses. She has a proven track record of trailblazing innovative ideas and turning them into powerful results.

Silvia has over 15 years of experience of managing teams, projects and building partnerships with community, businesses, government, and individual stakeholders. Her work has positively impacted over 100,000 individuals around the globe. She is a founder, former director and current chair of the Board at the nonprofit organization JONA in Slovakia and she is highly engaged in many communities in the GTA. She holds Master’s degree in Education and she is a certified consultant, coach, trainer and speaker.

Stephanie Fontaine, VP Business Development, WBE Canada

Stephanie Fontaine is responsible for corporate engagement and member on-boarding.  As the point of contact for corporations, Stephanie leverages the WBE Canada knowledge and tools to provide a personalized member experience built around procurement corporations program objectives. She provides support our corporate members on their supplier diversity journey and she welcomes connecting with corporations who are interested in exploring the business value and opportunities in this space.

Stephanie brings a wealth of business and non-profit experience to the team, as she has held roles in operations, project management and procurement.  Stephanie holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Guelph. Stephanie is committed to empowering women entrepreneurs through sharing of knowledge and connections.

KEY FUNCTIONS: CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP, SPONSORSHIP AND EVENTS

Michelle Bianchi, VP Finance & Operations, WBE Canada

KEY FUNCTIONS: FINANCE, CERTIFICATION, BOARD SUPPORT

Judy Carswell, Manager Certification & Operations, WBE Canada

KEY FUNCTIONS: RE-CERTIFICATION AND WBE FIRST POINT ASSISTANT, CONFERENCES

Jennifer Popowycz, Manager of New Certifications, WBE Canada

KEY FUNCTIONS: CERTIFICATION OF NEW WBES, CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE ASSISTANT, DATABASE SUPPORT

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