Supplier Diversity Day Saskatoon, SK
October 18 @ 11:30 am - 5:30 pm CST
WBE Canada invites you to Supplier Diversity Day Saskatoon, SK!
Join us for a day of learning, networking and inspiration as we bring together women-owned businesses, corporate and government buyers in a professional and fun environment.
Who should join us:
- Corporate and government professionals interested in learning more about supplier diversity and connecting with diverse suppliers
- Certified and non-certified women-owned businesses
- Supporters and Champions of women-owned businesses, supplier diversity and partner organizations
- Latest updates from supplier diversity in Canada
- Panel discussions focusing on challenges and opportunities for Canadian women-owned businesses in corporate and government supply chains
- Roundtable business networking – women-owned businesses will be able to pitch their products/services to the buyers present at the event.
- And much more
- 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – Registration & Networking
- 11:45 am – 12:30 pm – Lunch
- 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm – Welcome & Sponsor Remarks
- 12:50 pm – 1:45 pm – Supplier Diversity Panel discussion
- 1:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Break & Networking
- 2:00 pm – 3:45 pm – Sourcing Roundtables
- 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Closing Remarks
- 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – WBE Social
Specialist Supplier Relationship Management and Program Lead for Supplier Diversity, SaskPower
Alison O’Reilly has more than 15 years’ experience in both private and public sector procurement. A big part of her role in supplier relations is engaging and developing suppliers. In 2021 Alison became a certified inclusion professional, with a designation from the Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion. She is energized and challenged in leading the supplier diversity program at SaskPower and considers it an amazing opportunity to build corporate programming and strategy that is new in Saskatchewan.
CEO, Breck Construction
As an owner in a male-dominated industry, Bobbylynn is passionate about advancing women in construction and fostering gender diversity and inclusion at Breck Construction. She contributes to the industry as a board member for the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) and holds the role of Carpenter’s Trade Division Chairperson, representing the Construction Labour Relations Association.
Director Procurement & Contracts Management, SaskPower
Dan Irvine is the Director of Procurement & Contracts at SaskPower. His career in supply chain has spanned nearly two decades and allowed him and his teams to lead some of the largest public procurement opportunities across the Telecommunications and Energy sectors. His focus has always been on building partnerships on behalf of a variety of Saskatchewan stakeholders. Dan and his team chair multiple supply chain collaboration committees spanning across the Saskatchewan Government as well as the Western Canadian Energy Sector and they are eager to grow the Saskatchewan Supply Chain.
His top priority in leading SaskPower’s procurement function is prioritizing supplier diversity to enable SaskPower’s energy transition future.
Executive Vice President Customer Experience and Procurement, SaskPower
Rhea Brown is the Executive Vice-President of Customer Experience and Procurement at SaskPower. Her background is in customer service and supply chain with a focus on building relationships and partnerships. At SaskPower, Rhea has a background in Key Accounts and Procurement. Before relocating to Regina and joining SaskPower in 2008, she had a decade-long career in a sales and marketing company working in Vancouver and Toronto.
Senior Account Manager Acquisitions, BDC
Based in Saskatoon, Terri is a client focused, passionate financing consultant at BDC dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs realize their dreams. Since 1992, she has worked with entrepreneurs in all stages of business. Terri works closely with entrepreneurs assisting them with their business financial goals and aspirations. She has an excellent knowledge of entrepreneurial business including financing, business planning, and strong communication skills.
WBE Canada is a certifying council for Canadian women-owned businesses and an advocate for supplier diversity. We certify Canadian businesses that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by women, introduce them to opportunities with our government and corporate members, and provide best practices resources and training on how to do business with large organizations.
Are you a Canadian Women-Owned Business?
WBE Canada certifies Canadian businesses that are 51% or more owned, managed, and controlled by women, giving you access to:
- Opportunities with our large corporate and public sector members looking to work with more women-owned businesses like yours
- Information about marketing to and working with larger organizations
- Events, networking, and best practices resources