MAR 03 - Announcement

Date: March 3, 2018 Author: Categories: Community News


WBE Canada announces Silvia Pencak as its new President.

TORONTO, March 03, 2018 - WBE Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Silvia Pencak as its new President, replacing Mary Anderson, who is retiring. Silvia will begin the transition into her role over March, providing sufficient time to complete an orderly transition.

Silvia Pencak is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded business leader with significant global experience. Silvia was born and raised in Slovakia, Europe where she founded and led a nonprofit organization which 15 years later still supports communities in the region. She immigrated to Canada in 2006 and built a global consulting & training business. Silvia has the drive and passion to support the mission of WBE Canada, knowing first-hand how a certified woman-owned business benefits from supplier diversity. Silvia is the ideal leader to take the organization to the next level.

Catherine Grosz, Chairman of WBE Canada, said: 

“After a thorough and rigorous search process, we are delighted that Silvia Pencak has agreed to join WBE Canada as its President. Silvia has worked in the non-for-profit sector leading multiple cutting-edge initiatives and she is an entrepreneur with a proven track record. With her experience, drive and passion she will enable WBE Canada to grow and develop. I am very pleased to welcome Silvia and look forward to working together with the entire WBE Canada team to continue this organization’s exceptional growth.


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WBE Canada is the bridge between corporate and public procurement, and Canadian women business enterprises. As a third-party certifier of businesses owned, managed, and controlled by women, we are the only national non-profit certifier based in Canada working to enable women business enterprises to access corporate supply chains since March 2009