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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

Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith is President of Buckland, a logistics and trade services partner offering customs brokerage services as well as a multitude of trade related services. Buckland was established in 1945 and  Shirley is the third generation at the helm of this family owned and operated business headquartered in St. Thomas, Ontario. As well as a committed and passionate supporter of… Read More

Julie Kaye

This month we are featuring women who significantly contributed to development of supplier diversity initiatives in Canada. If you missed the beginning of the series, click here to catch up. Today it is our pleasure to introduce one of our own, Julie Kaye who is part of our certified WBE community. Julie Kaye is President, Co-Founder & CEO of TBD… Read More

Michelle White Video

Michelle White from Today Living Group provided this video testimonial at the WBE Canada 2018 Annual Conference to discuss the benefits of Certification with WBE Canada for women-owned businesses. Michelle White identifies access to the corporate buyers as the biggest benefit of WBE certification. Instead of talking to gatekeepers, you get to connect with the buyers and corporate professionals who… Read More

Mandy Rennehan

Mandy Rennehan is a Founder & CEO of Freshco (not the grocery store), WBE Canada certified business. Mandy is a highly regarded leader with many accolades, including WXN’s Top 100 Canadian Women and Profit Magazine’s Top 100. In 2017 she received RBC’s Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Award. Mandy came from humble beginnings as the daughter of a Lobster fisherman in Yarmouth… Read More

Sarah White - Fairware

Sarah White is the COO and co-founder of Fairware,a small size company (10-99 employees) working in the promotional products industry. The company was founded in 2005 when Sarah joined forces with her business partner Denise Taschereau. They became WBE certified in 2010. WBE Canada: Why did you go into this business? Sarah: My business partner Denise Taschereau saw a gap… Read More

Shannon Bowen-Smed Bowen Group

Shannon Bowen-Smed is the President & CEO of BOWEN Group, the leading independent Canadian recruitment and contractor management firm headquartered in Calgary, AB. Shannon was recently awarded 2018 WBE of the Year award and WBE Canada team was so impressed with her accomplishments and impact on the community that we decided to ask Shannon couple questions to inspire other women entrepreneurs. WBE… Read More

Pivotal Coaching testimonial

Why WBE Canada? We’ve been bringing you video testimonials from the WBE Canada 2018 Annual Conference, and we hope you enjoy them as much as we do! We’re always thankful for and inspired by our WBEs who share their stories with us. Lisa W. Haydon is the President of Pivotal Coaching, and a new WBE who attended the WBE Conference… Read More

Understanding Shareholder’s Agreements

By Millie Bojic When do you need a Shareholder’s Agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between some or all of the shareholders of a company. Typically, you need a shareholder agreement: When you have more than one stakeholder in the business (whether friend, family, or business partner) and need to lay out the terms and conditions governing your relationship… Read More

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

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