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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


September 17, 2018 TORONTO, September 17, 2018 WBE Canada is pleased to announce the official launch of their new and completely redesigned website. The 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


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


Media Release BDC partners with WBE Canada’s Consulting team to launch their Supplier Diversity program at this year’s Annual Conference TORONTO, September 10, 2018 WBE Canada is thrilled to support BDC in the development and implementation of its Supplier Diversity program. “Working closely with the BDC procurement team, we are able to customize processes from diverse supplier outreach, to uncovering… Read More


WBE Canada is pleased to welcome and introduce our newest corporate members – Rogers, FMAV and SupremeX. For those joining us at Cross-Border Connection event in Detroit, SupremeX will be at the Breakfast with Brands on Tuesday June 19th and you will have opportunity to meet them and learn more about their goals in supplier diversity area. Thank you SupremeX,… Read More

Happy Holidays!

WBE Canada | Happy Holidays! Thanks for all you do! WBE Canada would like to wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS and extend our sincerest THANK YOU to our Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), Corporate Members, Government Officials, Partners and Supporters for contributing to the success of supplier diversity and inclusive procurement in Canada. We are honoured to have so many outstanding community… Read More


WBE Canada | Joyeuses Fêtes! Merci pour tout ce que vous faites! L’équipe de WBE CANADA vous souhaite de joyeuses Fêtes et nous désirons remercier sincèrement nous désirons remercier sincèrement nos entreprises à propriété féminine, nos sociétés membres, les représentants du gouvernement, nos partenaires et nos sympathisants d’avoir contribué au succès de la diversification et de l’inclusion dans le secteur… Read More

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