[Announcement] Jill Earthy departing as CEO of WeBC

WeBC December 2, 2021

Today, the Board of WeBC (formerly Women’s Enterprise Centre) has announced that Jill Earthy is stepping down in December as CEO of WeBC.

She will be moving into an exciting leadership position as CEO of InBC Investment Corp., a new crown corporation responsible for a $500-million strategic investment fund with a triple bottom line focus to help promising companies grow, while generating returns that benefit all British Columbians.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors and the team of WeBC, we are thrilled for Jill Earthy as she embarks on a new challenge leading InBC.

After serving eight (8) years on the Board of Directors, and then almost two years as CEO, Jill has contributed significantly to the organization. Her legacy will remain through the exceptional team, strong programming and partnerships, a unique loan program, and the launch of the new brand. Please join us in congratulating Jill on this new opportunity to advance impact in this province.
We are pleased to have Melanie Rupp, current Senior Director of Loans and Advisory Services, step in as Interim CEO. We are confident that Melanie will provide excellent leadership and we look forward to WeBC’s continued impact.”

– Renata King, Board Chair of WeBC

Jill led our organization through COVID-19, one of the most challenging economic periods for small business, which disproportionately impacted women entrepreneurs. 

WeBC will greatly miss Jill, her passion and her leadership; however, we are thrilled for this opportunity and know it will allow her to further her life’s work advocating for small business while reducing barriers to success. 

The Board of WeBC is now beginning its search for its next CEO led by Potentia Human Resources, and more details can be found here.

About WeBC

WeBC is a not-for-profit that has been supporting women business owners across the province for over 25 years. Working with our regional partners, we’ve provided thousands of entrepreneurs with business loans and expertise, training, resources, and peer network support to help businesses grow and thrive.

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