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Julie Kaye

Monday November 26, 2018, WBE Canada announced its 2019 Board of Directors. With the announcement comes the election of Julie Kaye, Chair of the Supplier Advisory Council to the Board. For the first time since its inception in 2009, Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) are now represented at the Board level as well as the Supplier Advisory Committee. Julie Kaye is… Read More

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On Monday November 26, 2018, WBE Canada announced its 2019 Board of Directors. WBE Canada Board Members are instrumental in charting the strategic direction of WBE Canada. With the announcement comes the election of Julie Kaye, Chair of the Supplier Advisory Council to the Board. Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) are now represented at the Board level as well as the… Read More

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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It is with great pleasure that WBE Canada announces the winners of its 2018 Awards celebrating Supplier Diversity. The recipients of Corporation of the Year, Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year and WBE of the Year were celebrated during the Awards Luncheon sponsored by BMO at this year’s annual conference Thursday September 27th. Here are the outstanding organizations and leaders… 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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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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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

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