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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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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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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The Real Impact of Supplier Diversity: How RBC Continues Increasing Procurement Opportunities for Women Business Enterprises

Supplier diversity and inclusive business practices are core to RBC’s business strategy and central to their commitment to helping communities prosper. As a founding member of WBE Canada, RBC has been championing diverse suppliers and ensuring that they receive fair representation in RBC’s sourcing processes. By ensuring that diverse suppliers have access to procurement opportunities,…

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WBE Canada Adds Second WBE Representative to Board of Directors

Toronto, For Immediate Release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, our Certified WBE Community will now have two representatives at the Board of Directors. Joining Maryse Benhoff, Chair of the Supplier Advisory Committee (SAC) is Kim Ades, certified WBE and Vice-Chair of SAC. WBEs have been represented…

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The Real Impact of Supplier Diversity: How The City of Toronto is Helping Canadian Women Business Enterprises Scale Up and Succeed

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…

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