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Our Team

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. Their depth of experience is combined with a passion to help women entrepreneurs grow and succeed nationally and globally.

 


 

Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada
spencak(at)wbecanada(dot)org



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.

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Stephanie Fontaine, VP Business Development, WBE Canada
sfontaine(at)wbecanada(dot)org
416-454-7132


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

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Michelle Bianchi, Manager, VP Finance, WBE Canada
mbianchi(at)wbecanada(dot)org
647-558-4366 ext. 101

KEY FUNCTIONS: FINANCE, CERTIFICATION, BOARD SUPPORT

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Judy Carswell, Manager Certification & Operations, WBE Canada
jcarswell(at)wbecanada(dot)org
705-931-5759

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

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Jennifer Popowycz, Manager of New Certifications, WBE Canada
jpopowycz(at)wbecanada(dot)org

KEY FUNCTIONS: CERTIFICATION OF NEW WBES, CERTIFICATION COMMITTEE ASSISTANT, SMARTIGO SYSTEMS SUPPORT, ASSESSORS

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