Focused! Conversations with Canadian WBEs

WBE Certification connects Canadian women-owned enterprises to corporate and government supply chains. How you, as a certified diverse supplier, succeed in gaining entry to the supply chain depends on how well you are prepared, how knowledgeable you are about a potential buyer, how strategic you are in navigating the multitude of paths open to you,…

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WBE Canada Announces 2021 Excellence Awards Winners

2021 Excellence Awards Winners

Awards Sponsors: Cotton Candy, IBM, Pivotal Growth, TD, TELUS, Toyota, Sun Life Women Business Enterprises Canada Council ( WBE Canada) is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Excellence Awards celebrated during it’s 12th Annual Conference Moving Forward Together: Driving Change Through Supplier Diversity held virtually, November 9-10th, 2021. WBE Canada’s Excellence Awards showcase…

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Determined! Conversations with Canadian WBEs

WBE Canada’s certified WBE community has grown more than 20% over the past year – a year that has experienced incredible upheaval, hardship as well as triumph and head turning innovation. In the past year, WBE Canada corporate and government membership has also grown significantly. The importance and economic realities of increasing supplier diversity and…

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Canadian Women-Owned Business Evaluate Supplier Diversity (Research Study)

WBE Certification 2021

For Immediate Release | Toronto, ON WBE Canada and experts from the Universities of Manitoba and Calgary conducted a national survey on the status of supplier diversity in Canada. This survey, conducted in fall 2020, was designed to provide the data necessary to continue inclusion of underrepresented Canadian businesses, specifically women-owned businesses in large supply…

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The State of WBE Certification in Canada

WBE Certification 2021

Paul D. Larson, Ph.D., CN Professor of SCM, University of Manitoba Jack D. Kulchitsky, Ph.D., Senior Instructor in Marketing, University of Calgary Silvia Pencak, M.A., President, WBE Canada WBE Canada and experts from the Universities of Manitoba and Calgary conducted a national survey on the status of supplier diversity in Canada. This survey, conducted in…

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WBE Certification – Expectations Vs. Reality

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) verifies eligibility of Canadian women-owned businesses for corporate and government supplier diversity programs. We certify businesses that are majority owned, managed and controlled by women. WBE (Women Business Enterprise) certification is an important key to helping women-owned businesses accelerate the growth of their companies, scale up and create…

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The Highs and Lows for Women Entrepreneurs: A Check in With WBEs

By Lisa Haydon “In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, WBE Canada partnered with Lisa Haydon and Pivotal Coaching, a Certified WBE company to identify the strengths and weaknesses within our community to better understand the value our WBEs bring to corporate and government supply chains as well as the areas for improvement,” said…

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Beyond the Accolades: Advice from WBE Canada’s 2020 Award Winners

At WBE Canada’s 2020 Annual Conference, we had the privilege of showcasing and celebrating outstanding achievements in supplier diversity amongst our certified WBE community and our corporate and government member organizations. Each finalist and award recipient is truly a champion, driving impact and demonstrating excellence and above all moving the needle on awareness of the…

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Buying With Purpose: How You Can Support Women-Owned Businesses

Canadian Women Brand

Women-owned businesses in Canada are growing at a rapid pace and are becoming increasingly prominent, with a 30% increase in women-owned businesses in the last ten years¹, and statistics clearly show the huge impact that they have on Canada’s economy. However, time and again, the question arises ‘Why is it important to support Canadian women-owned…

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