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Rosa Turchio Cargo Partners Intl Inc.

Rosa Turchio is President and CEO of Cargo Partners International Inc., a freight forwarding company based in Mississauga Ontario with a second office in Detroit, which just opened in February of this year. Rosa’s story is one of incredible strength amidst adversity, passion for her business and an unwavering belief in herself with the help and mentorship of one of… Read More

WBE Matchmaker 2019

On May 15th, 2019 WBE Canada hosted its first ever WBE to WBE Matchmaker event in partnership with TD Bank. This event was designed to help connect women-owned businesses with larger WBE buyers as a tiered approach to supplier diversity. For larger WBEs (buyers), the WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker event offered a streamlined and efficient way to meet innovative women-owned… Read More

Maryse Benhoff

Maryse Benhoff is President of BG Communications International Inc. based in Montreal.  Founded in 1994 Maryse had a hunch that with globalization an increasing reality in the business world, multilingual translation would be the business of the future. And she was right.  BG Communications International Inc. has a staff of 20, 2.5 thousand translators world wide working in 200 languages… Read More

Automotive Event 2019

On April 18th WBE Canada held its second “Breakfast with Brands” event of 2019 , bringing together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada Corporate Members and their Tier One Suppliers in the Automotive sector.  Sponsored by GM, Toyota, Magna & ABC Technologies this event connected more than 70 certified suppliers with buyers from GM, Toyota, ABC Technologies, FCA,… Read More

On April 3rd WBE Canada held its first “Breakfast with Brands” event of 2019 by bringing  together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada Corporate Member organizations in the Financial sector. Breakfast With Brands: Financial Industry was hosted by RBC at their offices on Wellington Street in Toronto. WBE Canada’s Breakfast with Brands events are designed to be educational… Read More

BASF Canada

TORONTO, April 5, 2019 Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE) is excited to announce that BASF Canada has joined us as a new Corporate Member. As part of an integrated global chemical company, BASF Canada Inc., headquartered in Mississauga, ON, serves customers in nearly all industries including agriculture, transportation, energy and resources, and construction. BASF’s purpose is “We create chemistry for… Read More

Silvia Pencak

WBE Canada is in celebration mode this year. We have  reached our first decade and we are counting down to our largest conference yet as we celebrate the achievements of our WBEs, Corporate Members, Partner organizations and more. When McKinsey issued their report in 2015, we were all shocked by the high cost of not having women participating equally to men… Read More

Supplier Diversity CIBC

CIBC shares excitement around being part of WBE Canada community and having opportunity to meet and support women-owned businesses and engage them in their supply chain opportunities. CIBC is committed to diversifying their supply chain and increasing their spend with diverse suppliers, specifically with Canadian women-owned businesses. Learn more about supplier diversity at CIBC… To learn more about corporate membership… Read More

Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith is President of Buckland, a logistics and trade services partner offering customs brokerage services as well as a multitude of trade related services. Buckland was established in 1945 and  Shirley is the third generation at the helm of this family owned and operated business headquartered in St. Thomas, Ontario. As well as a committed and passionate supporter of… Read More

Sandra Altner

This month we are featuring women who significantly contributed to development of supplier diversity initiatives in Canada. If you missed the beginning of the series, click here to catch up. Today it is our pleasure to introduce Sandra Altner, long time partner of WBE Canada. Sandra Altner is Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), a national organization that supports… Read More

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