Hot Seat: Accenture & Redwood Classics

DATE: November 10, 2020

TIME: 12:15 - 12:20 pm ET | 9:15 - 9:20 am PT

Join us to listen to inspiring stories showcasing the impact of supplier diversity.

Dora Silva-Bolanos

Dora Silva is a member of Accenture’s Global Supplier Inclusion and Sustainability team. In this role she is responsible for leading and promoting Accenture’s well-established efforts to maximize procurement opportunities with diverse businesses as suppliers and subcontractors within Canada and the US. Dora will also be responsible for growing Accenture’s Mentoring Program of diverse suppliers globally. The Diverse Supplier Development Program (DSDP) is currently operating in four geographies (US, Canada, UKI & South Africa).

Dora currently holds a board seat with Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada). She has a multitude of experience in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing, Sourcing and Category Management and Supplier Diversity and Inclusion.

Kathy Cheng

Kathy Cheng is the President of WS & Co., one of Canada’s leading full-service apparel manufacturers. She is also the founder of WS & Co.’s in-stock apparel line, Redwood Classics Apparel, which provides promotional and retail distributors with trending garments that are handcrafted in North America.

Kathy was honoured with the WBE Accelerator Award in 2017, was a recipient of MBE Magazine’s “MBEs Who Rock” Awards in 2016 and honoured by CAMSC as the 2015 Supplier of the Year. In 2016, Advertising Specialty Institute® (ASI) presented Kathy with the prestigious Counselor Supplier Woman of Distinction Award for her positive mark in the industry through her business acumen and leadership abilities. In 2014, Kathy was also one of three Canadians inducted into The EY Entrepreneurial Winning WomenTM program, a North American competition and executive leadership program. In 2013, she won a position on the Women’s Executive Network’s list of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada.

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Tony Chapman

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