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Category: Supplier Diversity

Andrea Robinson is President & CEO of Robinson Global Management Inc. (RGM) based in Toronto.  RGM is a boutique multidisciplinary firm specializing in procurement consulting, advisory and training services. Established in 2018, RGM supports all levels of government and private sector clients, advising on both traditional and alternative methods of procurement and strategic sourcing needs. In recognition of RGM’s business… Read More

Academics have looked at the way we make decisions, and the results are in: the more diverse the group, the better the outcome. Outsiders bring fresh perspectives that lead to new insights.  WBE Canada celebrates and supports diversity. We believe that large corporations and government organizations need not only internal D&I (diversity and inclusion) efforts to improve team collaboration and… Read More

November 20, 2019 | For Immediate Release Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE Canada) celebrated a decade of leadership in supplier diversity at its 10th Anniversary Conference & Gala November 14-15, 2019 held at the Toronto Congress Centre. Supported by corporate & government partners from across North America, this year’s event was made possible thanks to organizations like BMO, Accenture, EDC,… Read More

2019 Supplier Diversity Awards Winners

Toronto November 18, 2019 – For immediate release It is with great pleasure that WBE Canada announces the winners of its 2019 Awards celebrating Supplier Diversity.  As part of its 10th Annual Conference, the “Supplier Diversity Awards” were handed out November 14, 2019 during the “Celebrating Success” Gala sponsored by GM, BMO, IBM, RBC, SHI Canada and Cotton Candy. Highlighting… Read More

Cynthia Spraggs is CEO at Sales Beacon Consulting Inc.  Founded in 2005, Sales Beacon Consulting implements enterprise sales programs via integrated virtual project management, creative and data analytic services. In a nutshell, Sales Beacon increases sales force efficiency. WBE Canada: Why did you go into this business? Cynthia: I wrote my Master’s thesis on telecommuting in 1994 and made a… Read More

Toronto, October 24, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that SHI Canada has joined us as a new Corporate Member.  SHI is a leader in delivering exceptional value and experience to help customers select, deploy and manage technology.  From software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center optimization, IT… Read More

Twenty-eight days and counting! In less than one month we’ll gather at the Toronto Congress Centre for our Annual Conference and celebrate our 10th Anniversary of supporting women-owned businesses and leadership in Supplier Diversity. The conference website is being updated daily – if you haven’t checked it out lately – do so – entire agenda is now finalized to help you pre-select… Read More

Toronto, November 14-15, 2019 WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) is full speed ahead with preparations for our upcoming Conference & Gala and we wanted to share with you why YOU should join us. Whether you are a Woman-Owned Business, Corporate Buyer or Government Procurement Specialist, there is something for everyone: opportunities to learn from the experts, experiences to… Read More

Ontario i2 Strategy

Orser, B., Elliott, C., Cukier, W., 2019. The Ontario Inclusive Innovation (i2) Action Strategy is a collaboration between the Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership at the University of Ottawa, and the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. This 2019 report profiles capabilities and innovation of Ontario based women owned businesses. This report highlights the lessons learned from a comprehensive genderbased assessment of Ontario small business, innovation and… Read More

Ashlee Froese is a Branding Lawyer & Trademark Agent with Froese Law, a boutique cross-border branding, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law firm in Toronto. Recognized this year by “Lexpert”, a legal industry nation wide company, as a Change Maker in Law, Ashlee left Bay Street after 10 years and launched her own firm, allowing her to practice law in… Read More

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