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WBE Impact: BC

WBE Impact events are designed to be a resource to propel women-owned businesses to succeed and to create…

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The "Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit" is designed to increase diversity in the federal procurement supply chain.…

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Supplier Diversity Myths

Last week we started to look at the most common myths surrounding the topic of supplier diversity. If you missed part 1, you can access it here. This week we will attempt to bust another two myths, both related to vendors. Myth #3: Small & mid size suppliers can’t handle our volume Many supplier diversity professionals face this myth in… Read More

Supplier Diversity Myths

Supplier diversity is still in its infancy in Canada and as the President of WBE Canada I regularly come across some misconceptions around this topic. I decided to address some of the most common myths head on in an attempt to move the conversation to the next level. And who better to ask for insights than our community of supplier… Read More

Sarah White - Fairware

Sarah White is the COO and co-founder of Fairware,a small size company (10-99 employees) working in the promotional products industry. The company was founded in 2005 when Sarah joined forces with her business partner Denise Taschereau. They became WBE certified in 2010. WBE Canada: Why did you go into this business? Sarah: My business partner Denise Taschereau saw a gap… Read More

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