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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WBE Canada Launches ‘WBE Canada Magazine’

WBE Canada Magazine launch

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce the launch of WBE Canada Magazine… a free quarterly publication designed to empower Canadian women entrepreneurs and inspire Canada’s corporate and government organizations in their supplier diversity initiatives. This is a magazine for every women-owned business, every entrepreneur, every organization and partner who believes…

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The Real Impact of Supplier Diversity: How Accenture Continually Invests in the Development of Women-owned Businesses

Accenture believes that inclusive procurement practices create long term value for its clients and communities while helping them to remain agile, disruptive and ahead of the market. At the same time these same practices help suppliers grow their representation and influence in their own markets. As a founding member of WBE Canada, Accenture’s goal is…

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