Leslee Wills, Bimbo Canada’s VP of People and Corporate Affairs, has been recognized as one of Canadian Grocer’s Star Women in Grocery.
She was selected for the critical role that she plays in leading the company’s vision of driving growth through the talent of its people and transforming the baking industry by giving life to our organizational purpose of Nourishing a Better World. This is a well-deserved recognition of her hard work and dedication.
“After a brief career stop outside of the grocery industry, I was thrilled to return 15 years ago to Bimbo Canada. What I initially loved about the industry has remained virtually unchanged and my passion for it has been amplified by the importance of doing purpose-driven work that has a significant environmental and social sustainability impact. Without a doubt, the CPG space is sexy, no matter what you manufacture and sell.”, Wills affirmed on a Q&A with Canadian Grocer.
Her remarkable leadership, dedication, and passion for our business and the grocery industry are truly inspiring. We're fortunate to have Les on our team and this recognition is well overdue.
“A great mentor of mine taught me at 18 years of age to get to know everyone I work with on a first-name basis and to learn at least one thing about them. That has stayed with me throughout my career, and while I’ve not always mastered the task, I do genuinely try to establish a personal relationship with colleagues. I would define my authentic self as someone who is generous with praise and appreciation, remembers birthdays and special occasions, takes an interest in families, treasures the responsibility of being a trusted advisor and keeps it real in every communication – these things seem to really connect with people at work. Plus, finding something to laugh about and putting a smile on someone’s face doesn’t hurt either.”, said Leslee.
Leslee will receive her award and be honoured at the highly anticipated Star Women in Grocery Awards Ceremony at the International Centre in Toronto on September 20, 2023.
Let's give them a big round of applause!