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WBE CANADA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

check mark Recognizing the accomplishments of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBES)

check markCelebrating the impact of corporate and government Supplier Diversity Initiatives

check markRecognizing Champions, Change Makers and Leaders in Supplier Diversity in Canada

WALL OF FAME

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WBE Canada's Annual Excellence Awards celebrate accomplishments in supplier diversity in Canada and recognize Canada's most distinguished women entrepreneurs who are making an impact in corporate and government supply chains in Canada and abroad.

Each year the call for nominations for the Excellence Awards is opened up to our certified WBE community, Corporate and Government member organizations, partners and the public who can then submit their nominations for the various awards under their respective categories.

WBE Canada values the incredible contributions of our community

Each contribution makes a significant impact on the success of women-owned businesses and supplier diversity in Canada.

Nominations For The 2024 Excellence Awards Are Now Open!

CERTIFIED WBE

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2024 WBE Rising Star

Awarded to a certified WBE who, within their first 3 years of certification, has demonstrated significant achievements or progress. This company shows quick implementation combined with business acumen and active involvement in the WBE Canada community.

  • Certified WBE Company within first 3 years of certification
  • Actively engaged and participating in WBE Canada events
  • Successful in landing corporate/government contracts

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You! Interested in sponsoring this award? Please connect with our sponsorship team at partner@wbecanada.ca

2024 WBE Leadership

This award recognizes certified women-owned businesses that are actively engaged with the WBE Canada Community or our partner organizations. An individual who owns or works with a WBE Canada Certified Company.

  • Actively involved in WBE Canada Programs, Projects, Committees
  • An individual who is a champion of WBE Canada programs and initiatives

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EDC

2024 Top WBE Exporter

This award recognizes the efforts and success of certified women-owned businesses in expanding their business globally with a strategic export plan. The recipient of this award achieved global business growth, impacted the trade economy, and leveraged supplier diversity to grow.

  • The Nominee must be a Certified WBE
  • Currently exporting products or services to at least one international market
  • Has a strategic export plan for continued growth and market diversification, which includes leveraging supplier diversity as an entry strategy to a new market

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ABC Technologies

2024 Top WBE Supplier

This award recognizes a certified WBEwho has demonstrated excellence in their business. The recipient of this award has achieved business growth and showed dedication to supporting other women-owned businesses.

  • The Nominee must be a Certified WBE who incorporates best practices in business operations
  • Is current on industry trends and incorporates best practices in business operations
  • Offers exemplary customer service
  • Conducts business with other women owned businesses

CORPORATE MEMBER

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2024 Most Improved Supplier Diversity Program

This award recognizes a WBE Canada Corporate Member who has made a distinct and describable difference in their Supplier Diversity Program. The recipient of this award is an organization with measurable improvement to their procurement benefiting diverse suppliers.

  • The Nominee is a Corporate Member with WBE Canada
  • The Nominee will demonstrate measurable qualitative and/or quantitative improvement of its supplier diversity program

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TD Bank Group

2024 Supplier Diversity Leader

This award recognizes a procurement professional within WBE Canada’s Corporate Membership who is a champion among peers. This individual shows tremendous leadership while leveraging innovation to advance supplier diversity. A role model internally with colleagues and externally with vendor partners. This individual is a visible champion in the supplier diversity community as well as their respective industry.

  • An individual who works for a WBE Canada Corporate Member
  • Demonstrates extraordinary leadership in promoting Canadian women-owned businesses
  • A role model internally and externally to champion supplier diversity

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You! Interested in sponsoring this award? Please connect with our sponsorship team at partner@wbecanada.ca

2024 Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity

This category recognizes WBE Canada Corporate Members who are making a distinct and describable difference in the advancement of Supplier Diversity in both Tier I and Tier II suppliers.

  • Nominee must be a Corporate Member with WBE Canada and have an ongoing and active supplier diversity program
  • Nominee identifies, awards and continually increases procurement opportunities for women business owners
  • Demonstrates measurable improvement directly impacting Canadian WBEs

OPEN TO ALL

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2024 WBE Canada Champion

This award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates a commitment to WBE Canada, namely through referring new Corporate Members or WBEs to WBE Canada or contributing to strengthening our organization and impact.

  • Individual or organization who significantly contributed to the success of supplier diversity or growth of women-owned businesses in Canada. Contributions through volunteering, speaking, mentorship, and referrals.

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2024 WBE Canada AWARD OF DISTINCTION

This award recognizes a special individual or organization for their successful achievement and passionate performance in supplier diversity.

  • Proof of Certification or Corporate Membership with WBE Canada

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