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WBE Meetup: Matchmaker Tips

April 18, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

2023 WBE Meetup Template


Tips and Best Practices from WBEs

Matchmaker events can be daunting and overwhelming, especially if you are a newly certified WBE. At the April WBE Meetup, SAC brings together seasoned WBEs to share their experiences and tips when meeting one-on-one with procurement professionals. Matchmaker events can result in new contacts, new prospects, new opportunities and even new business for your company. This event is key to learning how to “show up, follow up and not give up” from WBEs who know.

What you’ll learn:

  • Matchmaker events – Zoom vs In Person – the differences
  • Biggest challenges and potential risks especially for new WBEs
  • The importance of being prepared – do your research
  • Follow up, Follow up, Follow up – best practices
  • Keeping those lines of communication open
  • Evaluate to improve

Come prepared to discuss, contribute and ask questions!



(Valid WBE Certification is required)


Important Note: Registration is FREE for WBE Meetups, however seats are limited in order to facilitate meaningful conversations. If you need to cancel, please provide notice at least 48 hours prior to Meetup date so we can extend availability to those on the waiting list.


Hosted by: Supplier Advisory Committee (SAC)

Questions? No registration link? Contact events@wbecanada.ca


Meet the Presenter:

Anne-Marie DeslauriersAnne-Marie Deslauriers

As a graduate in Management from Concordia University, Anne-Marie has more than 25 years of experience in the field of IT and high technology recruitment. Recognized for her human qualities, her dynamism and her determination, she knew how to stand out and grow her business over the years. Involved in the community, she actively participates in the activities of WBE Canada, WeConnect International, CCMM, RFAQ, AQT and Réseau Action TI. In 2021 Anne-Marie was the recipient of the 2021 President’s Award of Excellence for her tireless efforts to grow her IT Recruitment company, creating jobs in Quebec, recruiting more women in the IT industry and helping companies find concrete solutions to overcome the labor shortages in that province.