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An interview with Nadine Spencer, CEO of the Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) about her journey as an entrepreneur and champion for Black businesses and female entrepreneurs.

Nadine Spencer is a Jamaican-born Canadian businesswoman who currently serves as the CEO of the Black Business and Professional Association (the BBPA), after serving as the organization's president since 2017 until being named CEO in November 2021. She's also the founder and CEO of BrandEq Group, a global marketing and communications agency specializing in marketing, communications and public relations.

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For Black entrepreneur Andrews Baah, being approved for the Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund is a lifeline that allows his business to “spring forward and be successful.”

“This loan means a lot,” says Baah, CEO Of Apollo Staffing Solutions Inc. in Portage la Prairie in Manitoba. “We’re giving employment to numerous nurses and health care aids. And in this pandemic, there’s a need for health care professionals.”

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An interview with Tony West, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Uber. We speak about the importance of diversity and inclusion and the launch of Black Business Direct – a new online Black-owned business directory in Canada.

Born in San Francisco, Tony West attended Stanford Law School, where he served as the President of the Stanford Law Review and went on to pursue a stellar legal career from serving as a federal prosecutor and later becoming a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP.

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