Stephanie Fontaine is the Country Director for WEConnect International in Canada, an organization that helps women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains.
Stephanie is a well-known leader in the supplier diversity community and has spent the last seven years working closely with entrepreneurs, corporations, not for profit organizations and government to increase procurement opportunities for diverse suppliers. Following a decade in the corporate world, where she held operational, sales and procurement roles, Stephanie went on 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 collaboration and innovation in the space. As a business owner herself, Stephanie knows the importance a small gesture of support can make and she has long been committed to empowering entrepreneurs through sharing of knowledge and connections.