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City of Toronto Social Procurement

WBE Canada’s annual awards celebrate and recognize the significant achievements of Canadian women owned businesses, corporate and government leaders. These awards ultimately increase awareness and visibility of the impact supplier diversity initiatives create to inspire further achievement. 2019 Award nominations are currently open, and as we are collecting applications, we wanted to share with you accomplishments of the winner of… Read More

Lisa Siragusa: NRG TeleResources

Lisa Siragusa is a serial entrepreneur and incredible supporter of other women-owned businesses and diversity in supply chains. A certified WBE since 2016, Lisa is an active member of WBE Canada community, always ready to offer a helping hand to a fellow entrepreneur. We hope you are inspired by her journey. WBE Canada: Why did you go into this business?… Read More

Toronto, July 15, 2019 WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprise Canada Council) partnered with Centre for Women in Business, Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) and other partner organizations to bring Supplier Diversity Day to Halifax on July 9th 2019.   The first half of the day was dedicated to corporate buyers as councils facilitated conversation around the  business case for supplier diversity,… Read More

Sherry Isnor

Sherry Isnor is President of Design Marketing, a consultant and supplier of promotional products, apparel and workwear, located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. After working in sales at Design Marketing for 10 years, Sherry acquired the business in 2012. It was the greatest moment in her life and she set out with a clear vision of where she wanted to take… Read More

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Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that BGIS Canada has joined us as a new Corporate Member. BGIS is a global leader in the provision of facility management, project delivery, energy & sustainability, asset management, workplace advisory, and real estate services. Globally, BGIS manages over 30,000 facilities totaling more than 340 million square feet across several… Read More

Rosa Turchio Cargo Partners Intl Inc.

Rosa Turchio is President and CEO of Cargo Partners International Inc., a freight forwarding company based in Mississauga Ontario with a second office in Detroit, which just opened in February of this year. Rosa’s story is one of incredible strength amidst adversity, passion for her business and an unwavering belief in herself with the help and mentorship of one of… Read More

WBE Matchmaker 2019

On May 15th, 2019 WBE Canada hosted its first ever WBE to WBE Matchmaker event in partnership with TD Bank. This event was designed to help connect women-owned businesses with larger WBE buyers as a tiered approach to supplier diversity. For larger WBEs (buyers), the WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker event offered a streamlined and efficient way to meet innovative women-owned… Read More

Maryse Benhoff

Maryse Benhoff is President of BG Communications International Inc. based in Montreal.  Founded in 1994 Maryse had a hunch that with globalization an increasing reality in the business world, multilingual translation would be the business of the future. And she was right.  BG Communications International Inc. has a staff of 20, 2.5 thousand translators world wide working in 200 languages… Read More

Automotive Event 2019

On April 18th WBE Canada held its second “Breakfast with Brands” event of 2019 , bringing together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada Corporate Members and their Tier One Suppliers in the Automotive sector.  Sponsored by GM, Toyota, Magna & ABC Technologies this event connected more than 70 certified suppliers with buyers from GM, Toyota, ABC Technologies, FCA,… Read More

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

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