Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Manulife Financial has become its newest corporate member, adding to the number of financial corporations that support Canadian women-owned businesses through their supplier diversity programs and WBE Canada membership.
Manulife Financial is a Canadian multinational insurance company and financial services provider headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Manulife is the largest insurance company in Canada and the 28th largest fund manager in the world.
“Supplier Diversity is in-step with our company values, Share Your Humanity and Do the Right Thing,” said Phil Hirsh, Supplier Diversity Officer, Manulife Financial. “We believe community stewardship extends beyond just buying products and services. By supporting diverse-owned businesses we help to improve the communities where we do business while also supporting our own customer’s commitment to supplier diversity.”
“We are thrilled to have Manulife Financial join WBE Canada’s corporate membership, representing our 11th corporation in the financial sector,” said Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada. “As Canada’s leading financial services recognize the importance of committing to purchasing from Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) we are excited to know that so many in our community will benefit from the vast procurement opportunities they bring through their continued efforts to diversify their supply chains.”
About Manulife Financial
Manulife Financial Corporation (also known as Financière Manuvie in Quebec) is a Canadian multinational insurance company and financial services provider headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. The company operates in Canada and Asia as “Manulife” and in the United States primarily through its John Hancock Financial division. The company employs approximately 37,000 people with more than 63,000 agents under contract Manulife at one point serviced over 26 million customers worldwide. Manulife is the largest insurance company in Canada and the 28th largest fund manager in the world based on worldwide institutional assets under management.
For more information about Manulife Financial and its services, please visit https://www.manulife.ca/
About WBE Canada
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working closely with corporations and government organizations advocating for inclusion of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in supply chains across Canada and abroad. To ensure diversity in supply chains WBE Canada works closely with its Corporate and Government members to provide necessary training and support to help establish and develop supplier diversity initiatives. Explore our Corporate/Government membership here.
Media inquiries: Alysha Palmer, Marketing Coordinator, WBE Canada