B3 CANADA CEO WINS MOST INFLUENTIAL
FILIPINA WOMEN IN THE WORLD AWARD

B3 Canada is thrilled that Josephine Yam, our CEO & Co-Founder, won the Most Influential Filipina Women in the World Award! She received her award at the 15th Filipina Leadership Global Summit held at the historic St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London, UK.

This prestigious award "recognizes Filipina women who have risen to the most influential positions around the world and are using their influence to make an impressive impact in society”.

The award was presented by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN), an international organization that seeks to advance the power and influence of Filipina women leadership globally.

"I am so honoured and humbled to receive this global award", said Josephine. “It’s a validation of B3’s mission to advance all forms of diversity to create an inclusive world.”

B3 works with corporations to match their employees to serve on nonprofit boards for leadership development, diversity & inclusion and community building. Its board matching and training programs create a clear triple win for corporations, employees and the nonprofits across Canada.

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B3 Canada is thrilled that Josephine Yam, our CEO & Co-Founder, was selected as one of the RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award winners!

This prestigious award is a people’s choice award that celebrates "inspirational immigrants who have contributed to Canada and are helping to make our country a better place to live in”.

"I am so honoured and humbled to receive this award", said Josephine. "It's an amazing validation in support of B3's mission of building a diverse and inclusive Canada".

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