Media Release: Magna International Inc. Joins WBE Canada as Corporate Member


Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Magna International Inc. has joined us as a new Corporate Member. 

Magna International Inc. is a global mobility technology company engaged in defining and creating the future of mobility for established automakers and new entrants. It is one of the largest companies in Canada and was recognized on the 2019 Forbes Global 2000. 

The company is headquartered in Aurora, Ontario, and has more than 166,000 employees, 346 manufacturing operations and 92 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. The company has produced a number of innovative technologies and manufacturing processes throughout its history, including hydroforming body & chassis structures, stow-into-floor minivan seats, and high-definition ICON radar, the latest example of our expertise in vision-based technology and the steady advance of driver-assistance systems and autonomous cars. 

Magna has complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing expertise, as well as product capabilities which include body, chassis, exterior, seating, powertrain, active driver assistance, electronics, mechatronics, mirrors, lighting and roof systems. The company also has electronic and software capabilities across many of these areas.

“WBE Canada is a great organization for us to support. We look forward to further developing our relationships with Women Business Enterprises as we continue to diversify our supply chain and work to deliver a sustainable, safer, and more accessible future for all who share the road.”

~ Lisa Ross, Supplier Diversity Manager, Magna

“Magna has been a strong partner of the WBE Canada community for many years now. Canadian Certified WBEs (Women Business Enterprises) have enjoyed procurement opportunities at Magna and the support of their supplier diversity team. We are thrilled to see Magna join us as our newest Corporate Member and we look forward to hearing about more success stories this partnership brings to Canadian women-owned businesses.”

~ Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada

About WBE Canada

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non profit organization with a 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.

Media Inquiries:

Silvia Pencak 
President, WBE Canada