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For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that UPS has joined the WBE Canada community as our newest corporate member. “UPS has long been committed to supplier diversity and economic inclusion,” said Kris Oswold, Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity, “UPS looks forward to supporting WBE Canada in its mission to advance economic… Read More

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Major corporations and government institutions play an integral part in the supplier diversity framework and economic well-being of Canada. As the COVID Pandemic slammed into our daily lives, years of gains and progress made by women-owned businesses were stripped away in a matter of weeks. Female entrepreneurs across the country were forced to handle disruptions in their businesses as well… Read More

For Immediate Release WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprise Canada Council) is thrilled to announce that Walsh Canada, one of the largest and most established builders in North America, has joined us as our newest corporate member. A part of Walsh Group, one of North America’s largest construction companies, Walsh Canada was established in Toronto in 2009 and has a remarkable… Read More

The pandemic experiences of women entrepreneurs are especially acute because of structural inequalities¹. 2020 – The year of COVID-19, was a difficult one. The impacts were severe on certain groups and communities, including Canadian women entrepreneurs. About 61 percent of women-owned businesses were challenged with the loss of contracts, customers, or clients and 45.7% of women-owned businesses reported that they… Read More

Impact of supplier diversity

Financial confidence is a huge contributing factor to success and growth of women-owned businesses. In Canada, when we think about financial confidence in women, we think BMO for Women. BMO for Women recognizes the importance of women in the Canadian economy and ensures that women entrepreneurs are well equipped with the tools and resources they need to be financially secure… Read More

Supplier Diversity 101: Supplier

Toronto | For immediate release WBE Canada released its latest resource for women-owned businesses: “Supplier Diversity 101: Supplier”. Designed as a simple guide to help suppliers improve sales and marketing processes, “Supplier Diversity 101” also sheds light on the value, benefits and opportunities of WBE certification. Supplier Diversity is still a relatively new concept in Canada with opportunities constantly evolving.… Read More

Mike Pacholok. Andrea Robinson

The City of Toronto continues leading the way in supply chain diversification proving that change is possible in spite of restrictions in public procurement structures. Their Social Procurement Program was approved by the City Council in 2016 as a tool to reduce the poverty and improve wellbeing of diverse communities throughout the City. The City of Toronto became a WBE… Read More

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For immediate Release: November 11, 2020 Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) held its 11th Annual Conference Supply Chain Innovation <Decoded> November 9 and 10, 2020 in a virtual format to ensure its community remained safe and healthy as the country continued to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic. This year’s conference, attended by 495 participants, was supported by corporate… Read More

2020 WBE Canada Excellence Awards

Toronto | For Immediate Release WBE Canada is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Excellence Awards celebrated during its 11th Annual Conference “Supply Chain Innovation ” held virtually, November 9-10, 2020. Rewatch the moments here: The 2020 Excellence Awards recognize the significant contributions made by corporations and leaders to the economic advancement of women-owned businesses in Canada and… Read More

2020 WBE Conference C-Suite Panel

For immediate release Canadian women-owned businesses adopted changes to adapt to the pandemic faster than other businesses. In fact, over half (55.0%) of businesses majority-owned by women introduced new ways to interact with or sell to customers to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, compared with 49.7% of other businesses. Furthermore, over one-third (34.0%) of businesses majority-owned by women reported that… Read More

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