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Lisa Siragusa: NRG TeleResources

Lisa Siragusa is a serial entrepreneur and incredible supporter of other women-owned businesses and diversity in supply chains. A certified WBE since 2016, Lisa is an active member of WBE Canada community, always ready to offer a helping hand to a fellow entrepreneur. We hope you are inspired by her journey. WBE Canada: Why did you go into this business?… Read More

Sherry Isnor

Sherry Isnor is President of Design Marketing, a consultant and supplier of promotional products, apparel and workwear, located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. After working in sales at Design Marketing for 10 years, Sherry acquired the business in 2012. It was the greatest moment in her life and she set out with a clear vision of where she wanted to take… Read More

Maryse Benhoff

Maryse Benhoff is President of BG Communications International Inc. based in Montreal.  Founded in 1994 Maryse had a hunch that with globalization an increasing reality in the business world, multilingual translation would be the business of the future. And she was right.  BG Communications International Inc. has a staff of 20, 2.5 thousand translators world wide working in 200 languages… Read More

Automotive Event 2019

On April 18th WBE Canada held its second “Breakfast with Brands” event of 2019 , bringing together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada Corporate Members and their Tier One Suppliers in the Automotive sector.  Sponsored by GM, Toyota, Magna & ABC Technologies this event connected more than 70 certified suppliers with buyers from GM, Toyota, ABC Technologies, FCA,… Read More

Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith is President of Buckland, a logistics and trade services partner offering customs brokerage services as well as a multitude of trade related services. Buckland was established in 1945 and  Shirley is the third generation at the helm of this family owned and operated business headquartered in St. Thomas, Ontario. As well as a committed and passionate supporter of… Read More

Julie Kaye

This month we are featuring women who significantly contributed to development of supplier diversity initiatives in Canada. If you missed the beginning of the series, click here to catch up. Today it is our pleasure to introduce one of our own, Julie Kaye who is part of our certified WBE community. Julie Kaye is President, Co-Founder & CEO of TBD… Read More

Small business tax tips

By Millie Bojic Last year, Canada’s Department of Finance passed new legislation that affects small businesses and incorporated professionals across the nation. This year, the most significant new change concerns the potential loss of the small business deduction (“SBD”) for Canadian-controlled private corporations (“CCPC”) with more than $50,000 of passive investment income in the previous year. For definition’s sake, know… Read More

Mandy Rennehan

Mandy Rennehan is a Founder & CEO of Freshco (not the grocery store), WBE Canada certified business. Mandy is a highly regarded leader with many accolades, including WXN’s Top 100 Canadian Women and Profit Magazine’s Top 100. In 2017 she received RBC’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award. Mandy came from humble beginnings as the daughter of a Lobster fisherman in Yarmouth… Read More

Supplier Diversity Myths

Welcome to the final part of Debunking Supplier Diversity Myths series. Over the past couple of weeks we have looked at myths surrounding supplier diversity, diverse suppliers, and supplier diversity programs. If you missed the series, click here to access Part 1. Today I decided to tackle internal communication happening inside the large corporations and government organizations. Myth #7: Diversity… Read More

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

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