Mary AndersonIn her role as president of WBE Canada, Mary Anderson is the driving force behind this corporate-led national non-profit organization that opens doors to new supply chains for women business enterprises (WBEs) by offering access to the growing demand for diverse and innovative suppliers. Mary began her role with WBE Canada in June 2010.  She has been instrumental in accelerating the growth of the organization through increasing the number of certified WBEs and corporate members and through forging innovative partnerships with stakeholders and other organizations. 

Bringing with her a wealth of experience, during her career Mary has worked in corporations, non-profit organizations, academia, and has also been an entrepreneur. She was the first woman president to be appointed in the 75-year history of the Canadian Association of Importers and Exporters (I.E. Canada), a position she held from 2005 to 2009.

Mary serves on many advisory committees and received a number of awards and recognitions including:2015 Global Advocate Award from Astra Women’s Business Alliance.2014 the top 10 Diversity Change Leaders by Diversity Canada magazine and June 2014, the Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) at its inaugural Supplier Diversity Forum named her the Program Ambassador of the Year in recognition of her efforts in counseling CGLCC on the start-up of its supplier diversity program. 2013 the top 18 Influential Women in Diversity and HR.

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