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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

Pivotal Coaching testimonial

Why WBE Canada? We’ve been bringing you video testimonials from the WBE Canada 2018 Annual Conference, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do! We’re always thankful for and inspired by our WBEs who share their stories with us. Lisa W. Haydon is the President of Pivotal Coaching, and a new WBE who attended the WBE Conference… Read More

Understanding Shareholder’s Agreements

By Millie Bojic When do you need a Shareholder’s Agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between some or all of the shareholders of a company. Typically, you need a shareholder agreement: When you have more than one stakeholder in the business (whether friend, family, or business partner) and need to lay out the terms and conditions governing your relationship… Read More

Silvia Pencak

Following is the excerpt of the interview with Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada for Canadian SME Business Magazine. How it started WBE Canada was founded in 2009. Our certification was built on the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) US model and adjusted to Canadian regulations. Since then WBE Canada has evolved into the largest certifying council for Canadian… Read More

You can’t learn to swim without getting in the water. Similarly, businesses can’t learn how to grow and compete without winning sales contracts and finding opportunities to break into supply chains. WBE Canada’s President Silvia Pencak recently visited Halifax, Nova Scotia to meet with local women-owned businesses and engage in discussion about supplier diversity. Event was organized by Nova Scotia… Read More

As part of a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned and women-led businesses by 2025, the Government of Canada has launched the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES). A core part of Budget 2018, the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy will help organizations address the challenges and obstacles that women entrepreneurs face and provide access to financing, talent, networks and… Read More

WBE 2018 Annual Conference

Attention Women Founders! Are you a women-owned business looking for corporate or government contracts? Keep reading as we have a great resource for you. At WBE Canada we are committed to the success and economic empowerment of women-owned businesses. As a Canadian non-profit organization, we focus on creating opportunities for women founders to access corporate and government supply chains and… Read More

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