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On April 3rd WBE Canada held its first “Breakfast with Brands” event of 2019 by bringing  together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada Corporate Member organizations in the Financial sector. Breakfast With Brands: Financial Industry was hosted by RBC at their offices on Wellington Street in Toronto. WBE Canada’s Breakfast with Brands events are designed to be educational… Read More

BASF Canada

TORONTO, April 5, 2019 Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE) is excited to announce that BASF Canada has joined us as a new Corporate Member. As part of an integrated global chemical company, BASF Canada Inc., headquartered in Mississauga, ON, serves customers in nearly all industries including agriculture, transportation, energy and resources, and construction. BASF’s purpose is “We create chemistry for… Read More

Supplier Diversity CIBC

CIBC shares excitement around being part of WBE Canada community and having opportunity to meet and support women-owned businesses and engage them in their supply chain opportunities. CIBC is committed to diversifying their supply chain and increasing their spend with diverse suppliers, specifically with Canadian women-owned businesses. Learn more about supplier diversity at CIBC… To learn more about corporate membership… Read More

Government of Canada

TORONTO, February 28, 2019 WBE Canada is excited to announce that Public Services and Procurement Canada’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) has joined us as a new Corporate Member.   “OSME is focused on developing Canadian businesses and supporting entrepreneurs, but most importantly, they also introduce suppliers to federal procurement opportunities, and we know they’re going to bring… 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

Welcome to Part 3 of our series on myths surrounding Supplier Diversity. Today’s post looks at  an additional two myths, this time with a focus on supplier diversity programs. Let’s start with the facts: corporations and governments develop these programs to drive change internally, track their spend with diverse suppliers and measure its impact on their organizations. Most supplier 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

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

BDC Testimonial

BDC was the Presenting Sponsor at the 2018 WBE Canada Annual Conference and this was also their first year as a Corporate Member of WBE Canada! Maude Parisseau from BDC provided this video testimonial at the conference to discuss the benefits of Corporate Membership with WBE Canada. “For us, it was really important to become one because it’s an extension… 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

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