Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) Get Connected To Automotive Industry Supply Chains

On March 26th  WBE Canada held its first virtual Automotive Industry event  connecting certified Canadian women-owned businesses with select OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers. Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, WBE Canada transformed its traditional Breakfast with BrandsTM: Automotive Industry event, originally planned to be hosted in Windsor, ON, to an on-line event. Twenty-eight…

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SPOTLIGHT: Irina Solovianenko Transforms Male Dominated Industries

Access Machinery

Access Machinery Inc. is a Canadian Importer, Distributor and Service provider for metal fabrication equipment partnering with global leaders in sheet metal fabrication – Durmazlar Turkey.  Providing innovative technologies, high quality equipment and exceptional customer service are their guiding principles The result to customers is cost effectiveness and productivity efficiencies including reduced labour requirements… key…

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Andrea Robinson: Robinson Global Management Inc.

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.…

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Cynthia Spraggs: Sales Beacon Consulting Inc.

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…

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2019 Awards Nominees Revealed

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…

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Ashlee Froese: Froese Law

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…

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WBE Canada Hosts Its First Breakfast with Brands: Tech Industry

On September 19th, WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) held its first Breakfast with BrandsTM: Tech Industry event, bringing together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada corporate members and industry leaders in the Technology & Telecommunications Industry.  Sponsored by BDC, BELL, CTDI and ROGERS, this event connected more than 40 certified suppliers…

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Supplier Advisory Committee Applications Are Now Open!

Would you like to be a voice for women business enterprises across Canada? Applications are now open to join WBE Canada’s Supplier Advisory Committee (SAC).  As a member of SAC you will become a voice of the WBE community advising the President and Board of Directors on strategic initiatives such as events and programs.  Additional…

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Top 6 Tips to Prepare for Networking Events

Silvia Pencak

Preparation is the key to getting the most out of these opportunities. Here are a couple tips to help you maximize your time and resources. 1. Select the Right Networking Event To Attend Look for a match between your business/organizational goals and the event focus or attendees. 2. Research Companies in Attendance Find out what…

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