Media Release: BGIS Joins WBE Canada as Corporate Member
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that BGIS Canada has joined us as a new Corporate Member.
BGIS is a global leader in the provision of facility management, project delivery, energy & sustainability, asset management, workplace advisory, and real estate services. Globally, BGIS manages over 30,000 facilities totaling more than 340 million square feet across several markets including Government, Higher Education, Utilities, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Oil & Gas, Healthcare and Cloud Enterprise. In addition to managing a diverse portfolio of corporate offices, retail, colleges, hospitals and industrial assets, BGIS is a world leader in the management of data centers and other critical environments.
“WBE Canada is excited about this partnership because it creates excellent opportunity for BGIS to innovate their supply chain through engagement of Canadian women-owned businesses. Yet, it also creates new opportunity for Canadian WBEs (Women Business Enterprises) as they seek to land more corporate contracts,” said Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada.
“BGIS’s spend on diverse suppliers has increased by 111% since 2017” said John Castelhano, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Sourcing, North America, BGIS. “We are committed to significantly increasing this percentage, year after year and strengthening collaboration opportunities to provide greater accessibility for WBE Canada members.”
About WBE Canada
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non profit organization with mandate to bridge the gap between Corporate and Government buyers and Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). WBE Canada certifies majority-owned, managed, and controlled women’s businesses and provides a range of programs and services to assist WBEs in better accessing business opportunities with major corporations. This includes training and education, through an annual conference, workshops and webinars; mentoring programs and networking. events with like-minded businesswomen and corporate members. WBE Canada also provides its corporate members with forums, tools and techniques to broaden and strengthen their goals.
President, WBE Canada
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