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WBE Canada Welcomes Scotiabank As Its Newest Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that Scotiabank has joined its community as its newest corporate member. Ranking the third largest of Canada’s Top five banking institutions, Scotiabank brings incredible opportunities both within its domestic and multinational operations to Canada’s women-owned business community.

As a leading bank in the Americas and guided by their purpose: “for every future”, Scotiabank is committed to providing equal opportunity to all suppliers and respecting diversity and inclusion.

Scotiabank is very pleased to be joining WBE Canada as a Corporate Member committed to growing its Supplier Diversity Programme with women-led businesses. The Supplier Diversity programme is an extension of Scotiabank’s commitment to Diversity and Inclusion where we work and in the communities that we serve. Scotiabank also remains committed to furthering the success of women-led businesses through The Scotiabank Women Initiative, a comprehensive program helping women take their businesses to the next level, through access to capital, mentorship, and education”, said Jackie Wang, Sr. Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer.

We are thrilled and so proud to welcome Scotiabank to our WBE Canada Corporate Member family. Their commitment to providing equal opportunities to diverse suppliers is commendable and we look forward to working with them to ensure enhanced opportunities for women-owned businesses in their supply chain”, said Silvia Pencak, President, WBE Canada. “It is also reassuring and exciting to see the financial industry continuing to lead the transformation of supply chains in Canada. Together, we can pave the way for a stronger, resilient future for Canada’s women-owned businesses.”

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is a leading bank in the Americas. Guided by our purpose: “for every future”, we help our customers, their families and their communities achieve success through a broad range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. With a team of over 90,000 employees and assets of approximately $1.1 trillion (as at October 31, 2020), Scotiabank trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BNS) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BNS). For more information, please visit http://www.scotiabank.com and follow us on Twitter @ScotiabankViews.

About WBE Canada

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization with its goal being to bring corporate and government buyers and Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) together. WBE Canada certifies majority-owned, managed, and controlled women’s businesses. They provide a range of programs and services to assist WBEs in better accessing business opportunities with major corporations. This includes training and education, through annual conferences, workshops and webinars, and 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. Learn more about membership here.

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