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WBE Canada Wall of Fame

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

2023 · 2022 · 2021 · 2020 · 2019 · 2018

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.

CERTIFIED WBE MEMBER

Presented by:

Sanofi

2023 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

Presented by:

TD Bank

2023 WBE Leader

This award recognizes certified women-owned businesses that are actively engaged with WBE Canada Community or our partner organizations. The recipients significantly contribute to growth and support of other women-owned businesses in their region or industry.

  • Individual who works for WBE Canada Certified Company
  • Actively involved in WBE Canada Programs, Projects, Committees OR in region or industry
  • Encourages others to participate in WBE Canada programs and initiatives actively contributing to WBE community engagement

Presented by:

EDC

2023 Top WBE Exporter (NEW!)

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 outside of Canada.

  • Certified WBE Company in good standing with WBE Canada
  • Currently exporting products or services to at least one international market (outside of Canada)
  • Has developed a strategic export plan for continued growth and market diversification, which includes leveraging supplier diversity as an entry strategy to new market

Presented by:

General Motors

2023 Top WBE Supplier

This award recognizes a certified women-owned business which demonstrated excellence in business and support for other women owned businesses. The recipient of this award achieved business growth, impacted the economy and showed dedication to supporting other women-owned businesses.

  • Company must be Certified WBE in good standing with WBE Canada
  • Is current on industry trends and incorporates best practices in business operations
  • Offers exemplary customer service
  • Conducts business with other women entrepreneurs

CORPORATE MEMBER

Presented by:

BG Communications

2023 Most Improved Supplier Diversity Program

This award recognizes a WBE Canada Corporate Member that 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.

  • Organization must be a Corporate Member in good standing with WBE Canada
  • Organization must track and report its diversity spend with WBEs to WBE Canada
  • Demonstrated measurable qualitative and/or quantitative improvement of its supplier diversity program YOY

Presented by:

Cotton Candy

2023 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.

  • Individual who works for Corporate Member Organization
  • Demonstrates extraordinary leadership in promoting Canadian women owned businesses
  • Role model internally and externally to champion supplier diversity

Presented by:

Redwood Classics

2023 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 Canada. This award will recognize nominations in two categories: Tier I and Tier II. The recipients of this award are organizations acting as leaders in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to growth, opportunities, visibility, and participation.

  • Organization must be a Corporate Member organization in good standing with WBE Canada and active supplier diversity program
  • Organization identifies, awards and continually increases procurement opportunities for women business owners
  • Demonstrated measurable improvement directly impacting Canadian WBEs

OPEN TO ALL

Presented by:

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2023 WBE Canada Champion

This award recognizes an individual or organization who demonstrates 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. Certification or Corporate Membership are not a requirement.
  • Contributions through volunteering, speaking, mentorship, referrals and others between August 2022 and July 2023 will be considered.
  • Selected by WBE Canada President

Presented by:

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2023 President's Award

This award recognizes an individual or organization who has demonstrated significant contribution in supplier diversity benefiting or promoting Canadian women-owned businesses in 2023.

  • Individual or organization who significantly contributed to the success of supplier diversity or growth of women owned businesses in Canada. Certification or Corporate Membership are not a requirement.
  • Selected by WBE Canada President