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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

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

BMO’s Supplier Diversity team has the tools you need to start doing business with them – and is on the lookout for the diverse businesses. Register with the BMO Supplier Diversity Portal today, and read up on what BMO is doing to support Women Entrepreneurs! Visit our Supplier Diversity Portal The BMO Supplier Diversity team has launched a new Supplier… Read More

Successful leadership

Did you know that… 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February? Only 9% of people actually achieve their wishes? I have always been fascinated by the difference between winners and those who come up short – never reaching their goal. What sets winners apart from dreamers who end up with regrets? How do winners win… Read More

Shannon Bowen-Smed Bowen Group

Shannon Bowen-Smed is the President & CEO of BOWEN Group, the leading independent Canadian recruitment and contractor management firm headquartered in Calgary, AB. Shannon was recently awarded 2018 WBE of the Year award and WBE Canada team was so impressed with her accomplishments and impact on the community that we decided to ask Shannon couple questions to inspire other women entrepreneurs. WBE… Read More

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