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Supplier Diversity Accelerator Workshop: Fact or Fiction

November 29, 2023 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Supplier Diversity Accelerator Primer Workshop

As 2023  comes to a close, it is time to look forward to 2024 and how Accelerator members can learn more on how to exceed their goals for next year. Fact or Fiction, led by Jamie Crump and Silvia Pencak, will address the top challenges she’s gathered after a year’s worth of consulting, speaking, facilitation, networking and notetaking.

We will undertake a candid, no holds barred approach to each of those challenges. Then we will look at the top five action items members can do right now to get ready for the coming year. If you have a challenge you consider to be paramount, send it to community@wbecanada.ca and we will include yours in the mix.


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  • 12:30 – 12:45   Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 12:45 – 1:30      Fact or Fiction Part I
  • 1:30   – 2:00     Supplier Sourcing
  • 2:00  – 2:15      Break
  • 2:15   – 3:00     Fact or Fiction Part II
  • 3:00  – 3:45     Top Five Getting Ready for 2024
  • 3:45  – 4:00     Closing Remarks

If you are interested in attending email us at community@wbecanada.ca

This event is for eligible Member organizations (must be enrolled in Supplier Diversity Accelerator program).


Meet the Presenters:

Jamie Crump

Jamie Crump

Jamie Crump has focused her career in strategic sourcing and supplier diversity across a variety of industries including banking, heavy equipment rental, IT, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, and welding & medical supply. She is currently the Lead Consultant for WBE Canada’s Accelerator program for corporate members. A frequent speaker at procurement, diversity, and leadership events across the U.S., Canada, UK, and Europe, Jamie has also been responsible for manufacturing and business operations, software development, acquisition integration, and sales and marketing strategy over the course of her career. Crump is the author of Backstage Pass: Pulling the Curtain Back on the Business of Supplier Diversity that looks at how supplier diversity interacts with other areas of business or cast members. Termed the missing business strategy, she shows how a supplier diversity business strategy makes a company more competitive and profitable. Jamie has served on several boards and industry/trade associations. Currently she serves as a board member of the Union County Historical Society and is an advisory board member for Diversity Professional, ProcureCon, and Hovair Systems Manufacturing, Inc. She is a member of Association for Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD), Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), Institute for Supply Management (ISM), and National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP).

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Silvia Pencak

Silvia Pencak is the President and CEO of Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada), a Canadian non-profit organization that is opening doors for Canadian women-owned businesses to corporate and government supply chains. Silvia has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit and business environment, leading transformational projects and teams. She is a member of the Advisory Committee to the PSPC Minister and advisor to other leaders across Canada, tirelessly advocating more opportunities and better support for Canadian women-owned businesses in Canada and globally. She is a co-author of The State of WBE Certification in Canada and The State of Supplier Diversity Programs in Canada research studies.


November 29, 2023
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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