Media Release: SHI joins WBE Canada as Corporate Member

Toronto, October 24, 2019


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

SHI is a leader in delivering exceptional value and experience to help customers select, deploy and manage technology.  From software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center optimization, IT asset management and cloud computing, SHI offers custom IT solutions for every aspect of the business environment. SHI supports customers globally from 35+ offices around the world with its Canadian offices headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. 

Founded in 1989, SHI is constantly growing in response to the needs of its customers in all sectors and verticals, SHI has transformed itself from a $1 million “software-only” regional reseller into a $10 billion global provider of information technology products and services. 

“SHI is thrilled to be joining the WBE community in Canada. We are undergoing a significant expansion in the Canadian Market and are excited to support greater accessibility to Canadian WBEs.”

“Our membership with WBE Canada also nicely complements our WiSH – Women of SHI – Mission to connect and celebrate the diversity of women in Technology. We provide events and different forums throughout the year that inspire, empower — and encourage collaboration among employees & partners, and we are excited for the opportunity to collaborate with the WBE Canada community.” 

~ Cheryl Stookes – Vice President and General Manager, SHI Canada (& WiSH board member) 

“WBE Canada is excited about this partnership because it creates amazing opportunities within the technology industry for women-owned businesses in Canada. SHI is the largest Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) in the United States. Accessibility to supply chains in the tech industry is key to the success of many Canadian women-owned businesses as seen by the astounding response to WBE Canada’s first ever Tech Industry networking event held last month in Toronto.”

~ Silvia Pencak, President of 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