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September 2021

Exploring the WBE Canada Toolbox

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Exclusive – Certified WBEs, Online event
Toolbox Orientation

The WBE Canada Toolbox is one of the most important benefits of your Certification. The next steps to leveraging your certification can all be found in this valuable resource – from important updates, informative articles, to past webinar recordings, essential knowledge you need to understand Supplier Diversity and how it works, how to promote your certification and Canadian Woman Brand, to specific opportunities from our corporate and government members. Join Michelle Bianchi and Jennifer Popowycz from the WBE Canada Certification…

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Accelerate Your Women-Owned Business

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Exclusive – Certified WBEs, Online event
Accelerate Your Women-Owned Business

Are you a Canadian business woman looking to accelerate your business and land contracts with large corporations? Join us on September 9 for a FREE workshop “Accelerate Your Women-Owned Business: Learn How to win more contracts” as we help you navigate large corporate supply chains and opportunities they offer to SMEs. During this information-packed webinar you will learn: The opportunities for women owned businesses in large corporate supply chains Top 4 reasons why corporations choose smaller firms over large suppliers…

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Doing Business with the City of Brampton

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

In line with Brampton City Council’s priorities of creating more opportunities and embedding diversity in our operations, the City is embedding supplier diversity as part of the City’s Invitational Procurement process ($25,000 to $100,000). Suppliers who would like to participate in this program will have to be certified as a diverse supplier through established non-profit Supplier Certification Organizations such as: Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) - https://wbecanada.ca/ - women-owned businesses Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council  -  https://www.camsc.ca/ - Aboriginal…

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WBE Meetup

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Exclusive – Certified WBEs, Online event
WBE Meetup

Calling all Certified WBEs! Join us at the upcoming WBE Meetup on September 21st from 4-5pm EST to learn, connect and be inspired. Social Media has become a key component of promoting and marketing your business. Are you maximizing your social media presence? Do you know how to put your best foot forward? Is this an area where you can use some guidance? Perhaps maybe even some hands-on assistance? REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Hosted by: Supplier Advisory Committee (SAC) Questions?…

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Key Considerations to Structuring a Growing Business Enterprise

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
Exclusive – Certified WBEs, Online event
Scotiabank Workshop Banner

Taking control of one's financial future is complex but once you've figured out the correct steps and strategies, it is empowering! Calling all women entrepreneurs looking for advice on wealth management, join us, September 29 for 'Key Considerations to Structuring a Growing Business Enterprise' an informative session with Jennifer Poon, Director, Advanced Planning, Scotia Wealth Management. In this 45 minute presentation, you will learn tax, legal, business, wealth and financing strategies for a growing business as it scales up to…

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October 2021

Crushing it On-Camera + Showing Up with Authority

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Exclusive – Certified WBEs, Online event

This event is FREE for Certified WBEs with an early bird ticket to WBE Canada's 2021 Annual Conference.  The pandemic has shifted the way we work and it is shining a spotlight on the skills we need to communicate effectively in the virtual space. We can no longer rely on in-person interactions to help us “read the room” and ensure our message is landing how we intend it to. The Crushing it On-Camera and Showing up with Authority workshop is…

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Member Forum: Supplier Diversity Toolkit

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Exclusive – Member, Online event

WBE Canada invites all Corporate and Government Members to our annual Member Forum. This year’s focus is on development of an effective and impactful supplier diversity program. This full-day workshop will provide you with access to - our newly developed Supplier Diversity Toolbox resources including step-by-step guideline to help you kick start your supplier diversity program in no time, four case studies from corporations and government organizations with existing supplier diversity programs and peer-to-peer conversations designed to help you discuss…

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Certified WBE Orientation

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Exclusive – Certified WBEs, Online event
Certified WBE Orientation

WBE Canada invites newly certified WBEs to an orientation session to learn what it means to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), how to leverage your certification and tools available to you in WBE Canada. This webinar is also a great tool for our existing certified WBEs to introduce your team members to new or hidden opportunities available to your company. During Newly Certified WBE Orientation you will learn: What does it mean to be certified? How to…

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Growth Strategies for SaaS Companies

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Exclusive – Certified WBEs, Online event

In 2011, Marc Andreessen explained in the Wall Street Journal “why software is eating the world.” Today, four of the Big 5 tech companies (aka “FAAMG”), namely, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet’s Google, have significant SaaS offerings. Together, these five companies are worth more than $9 trillion USD. Here in Canada, Shopify, which offers SaaS-based e-commerce services, became the most valuable Canadian company in 2020. COVID has accelerated digital transformation for organizations large and small, dramatically increasing demand for…

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WBE Meetup: How to Pitch Your Business

October 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Exclusive – Certified WBEs, Online event
WBE Meetup

Calling all Certified WBEs! Do you need to fine-tune your “Pitch”? Want to make sure you’re ready to put your messaging at the forefront during the ‘Business Roundtables’  that are happening at next month’s Annual Conference? Make every networking opportunity your finest by being part of this month’s WBE Meetup and join members of SAC and your WBE peers to discuss best practices, innovative ideas and tips to make your “Pitch” count. Join us on October 19th at 4 p.m.…

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