Stephanie Fontaine, Country Director, WEConnect International
Stephanie Fontaine is the Canada Country Director for WEConnect International, a global organization whose mission is to help women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. Stephanie provides leadership for the Canadian market and helps women-owned businesses leverage certification and corporate supply chains as tools for growth.
Following a decade in the corporate world, where she held operational sales and procurement roles, Stephanie used her knowledge and expertise to assist some of North America’s largest corporations to fulfill their objective of a more diversified supply chain. Through building programs and facilitating connections between buyers and suppliers, Stephanie has championed supplier diversity and inclusion efforts and has been a driving force for increased awareness, collaboration, and innovation in the space.
Stephanie is a well-known leader in the supplier diversity community, having worked closely with entrepreneurs, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and government to increase procurement opportunities and visibility for diverse suppliers.