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Julie Kaye

Monday November 26, 2018, WBE Canada announced its 2019 Board of Directors. With the announcement comes the election of Julie Kaye, Chair of the Supplier Advisory Council to the Board. For the first time since its inception in 2009, Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) are now represented at the Board level as well as the Supplier Advisory Committee. Julie Kaye is… Read More

We are officially in the last month of 2018. If you are like me, you are still working hard trying to finish as much as possible before we bid this year farewell. It’s also a time to reflect on the achievements, successes and lessons learned, to ensure that your 2019 is even better and more enjoyable. I want to take… Read More

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On Monday November 26, 2018, WBE Canada announced its 2019 Board of Directors. WBE Canada Board Members are instrumental in charting the strategic direction of WBE Canada. With the announcement comes the election of Julie Kaye, Chair of the Supplier Advisory Council to the Board. Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) are now represented at the Board level as well as the… Read More

BDC Testimonial

BDC was the Presenting Sponsor at the 2018 WBE Canada Annual Conference and this was also their first year as a Corporate Member of WBE Canada! Maude Parisseau from BDC provided this video testimonial at the conference to discuss the benefits of Corporate Membership with WBE Canada. “For us, it was really important to become one because it’s an extension… Read More

TORONTO, ON. November 30th, 2018 WBE Canada is thrilled to announce that Staples Promotional Products is their newest corporate member. With over 65 years of experience, Staples prides itself as the top promotional products distributor in North America. As a WBE Canada Corporate Member, Staples Promotional Products is committed to supporting Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) by providing equal access… Read More

Understanding Shareholder’s Agreements

By Millie Bojic When do you need a Shareholder’s Agreement? A shareholders’ agreement is a contract between some or all of the shareholders of a company. Typically, you need a shareholder agreement: When you have more than one stakeholder in the business (whether friend, family, or business partner) and need to lay out the terms and conditions governing your relationship… Read More

Following is the excerpt of the interview with Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada for Canadian SME Business Magazine. How it started WBE Canada was founded in 2009. Our certification was built on the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) US model and adjusted to Canadian regulations. Since then WBE Canada has evolved into the largest certifying council for Canadian… Read More

You can’t learn to swim without getting in the water. Similarly, businesses can’t learn how to grow and compete without winning sales contracts and finding opportunities to break into supply chains. WBE Canada’s President Silvia Pencak recently visited Halifax, Nova Scotia to meet with local women-owned businesses and engage in discussion about supplier diversity. Event was organized by Nova Scotia… Read More

What others are saying

You may have read all about Certification Benefits here on our website, or attended a networking event where you learned more about the value of becoming WBE-Certified. While we love sharing info on the advantages of certification with as many people as possible, nothing makes us happier than hearing directly from certified WBEs how this designation has impacted their growth… Read More

It hardly seems possible that it’s already the first full week of November – things have definitely not slowed down since our annual conference a mere five weeks ago! I’m sending you this message from Montreal, QC where I have the privilege of attending Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women International Summit.  Among the luminaries gathered are Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,… Read More

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