Executive Team 2017/2018




Arya Patel 


Going into her fourth year at the DeGroote School of Business, Arya is ready to take on the role of President. She is full of ambition and channels it into everything she does. Her past internships in the media and communications sector allows her to bring those highly valued leadership qualities to this team. With her new vision for this club, who knows what she will conquer!



Francine Kalligosfyris

Vice President 

Will be going into her final year at the DeGroote School of Business after completing a semester abroad and a year long internship. With a focus in Finance, Francine loves to pay close attention to global issues and international business, which help to further utilize her analytical and communication skills. I am really looking forward to being involved in the growth of DWIB through exciting new events and seminars while also reaching out to new members for unique new initiatives!


Balkiren Dhillon 

Director of Student Relations

Heading into her second year at the DeGroote School of Business, Balkiren is the baby of our DWIB execs. Despite being the youngest, Balkiren brings experience, drive, and ability gained through her involvement with the DCS last year on First Year Council and her internship at an investment bank this past summer. Balkiren is looking forward to seeing DWIB grow as a club as well as seeing its members grow both personally and professionally.


Sierra Pierre

Director of Operations

As a fourth year honours economics student, who is about to complete her minor in commerce, Sierra is extremely excited to take on the role as the new director of operations. Her positive attitude, creativity, willingness to learn new things, and ability to pay attention to fine details, will help her to excel in this position and ensure that DWIB has another successful run.


Katherine Hammond

Director of External Relations

Halfway through her undergrad in the Honours Bachelor of Commerce program, Katherine will work towards achieving the necessary requirements to enter the CPA program upon graduation. Katherine is extremely passionate about advancing the world of business for women, and has spent time in the Women in Leadership community at TD bank. Katherine has an enthusiastic and positive attitude that allows her to enjoy and succeed in the various involvements she has committed to.


Hannah Despres

Director of Marketing

Entering her third year at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University, Hannah is very excited to begin her role as the Director of Marketing for DWIB. While passionate about Marketing Hannah is pursuing an Accounting designation and plans on getting her CPA once she graduates. Hannah brings creativity, and a passion for women empowerment to the team and cannot wait for the upcoming year!


Angelina Zhao 

Finance Associate 

Entering her third year of the Honours Bachelor of Commerce at the DeGroote School of Business. Angelina is focusing in Accounting with minors in Economics and Linguistics. She loves baking and exploring awesome restaurants with her friends. With her past Finance Intern experience and academic achievements, Angelina looks forward to contributing to the success of DWIB and helping members on their professional and intellectual progresses.