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Meet the Buyer: BDC

September 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Meet the Buyer - BDC

WBE Canada and CGLCC are happy to invite their Certified businesses who want to learn about how to do business with BDC to join us on September 30th for a LIVE virtual training Meet the Buyer: BDC. Bring your questions, we’ll have line open for conversations.

This 1-hour online webinar is an excellent way for Certified suppliers to learn more about corporations they may be targeting with products and services.

What you will learn…

We will focus on the following topics (topics vary based on select Corporate Member supplier diversity program):

  • Company information and brief background
  • Supplier Diversity policy or guidelines
  • Procurement processes
  • Categories they purchase
  • Information on working with Tier 1 and Tier 2 vendors (if applicable)
  • Best way to connect and contact information
  • How to best follow up
  • Special programs or opportunities available to diverse suppliers
  • Tips, best practices, success stories
  • Q&A

Certification has its benefits!

This webinar is reserved for Certified WBE and CGLCC community. Webinar is free but participants must register in advance. Only WBE Canada and CGLCC Certified businesses will be approved to join this webinar.

Why to join us live…

  • Learn more about BDC’s supplier diversity program
  • Be the first one to learn about opportunities
  • Be the first one to follow up
  • Ask questions and get answers LIVE on the call


Meet the Presenter: Maude Pariseau

Director, Procurement, BDC
Maude has been Director, Procurement at BDC since 2016, where she is responsible for the organization’s procurement and supplier diversity programs.

With a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Maude has over 15 years of experience working with entrepreneurs. After a few years of practice in private firms advising multiple organizations, including some in the early stages of development, Maude finally achieved her goal: taking the leap to a major corporation whose purpose was to help entrepreneurs grow and succeed.

Passionate about partnerships, she worked for Cirque du Soleil for nearly 10 years, where she set up agreements with strategic partners with the goal of increasing the number of territories visited by the company and ensuring the development of business relationships with local suppliers.

Driven by a desire to increase diversity and inclusion at BDC, Maude is involved in a number of networks including the Quebec Women Business Network (RFAQ) as a member of the Decision Makers cohort (“Les grands décideurs”) of the Women’s Economic Development Program (DEF) and collaborates with several organizations offering underserved markets such as women-owned businesses and minorities the opportunity to grow through access to new supply chains or the expansion of existing channels.


September 30, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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