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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

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

During 2018 WBE Canada Annual Conference: Building To the Future, Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada challenged attendees to support women-owned businesses and their success. If you missed this transformational event, here is a part of her speech from the conference. “WELCOME to WBE Canada’s 2018 Annual Conference “Building to the Future”. This is so exciting and not just because… Read More

2019 WBE Canada Plan Benefits Canadian Women Business Owners and Corporations

WBE Canada is committed to the success of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). Over the past 6 months we welcomed a new President, hosted 3 major events: Automotive in April, Cross-Border Connection in Detroit in June and our Annual Conference in Toronto this September. We also re-branded WBE Canada with a fresh new look and moved our website from .org… Read More

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September 17, 2018 TORONTO, September 17, 2018 WBE Canada is pleased to announce the official launch of their new and completely redesigned website. The WBECanada.ca site features improved design, navigation, functionality, content and branding, offering a richer and more user-friendly experience. “Our newly-designed, mobile-friendly website focuses on improved visitor experience,” says Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada. “It offers its… Read More

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Supplier diversity is all about building relationships and trust to enable business opportunities between corporations and historically under-utilized groups, like women business owners. Supplier diversity is the strategic business process of corporations reaching out to groups not traditionally included in their supply chains, including women-owned businesses that want to compete for contracts. It means implementing processes to identify, vet and… Read More

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