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Government of Canada Launches First Ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

As part of a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned and women-led businesses by 2025, the Government of Canada has launched the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES). A core part of Budget 2018, the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy will help organizations address the challenges and obstacles that women entrepreneurs face and provide access to financing, talent, networks and… Read More

During 2018 WBE Canada Annual Conference: Building To the Future, Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada challenged attendees to support women-owned businesses and their success. If you missed this transformational event, here is a part of her speech from the conference. “WELCOME to WBE Canada’s 2018 Annual Conference “Building to the Future”. This is so exciting and not just because… Read More

2019 WBE Canada Plan Benefits Canadian Women Business Owners and Corporations

WBE Canada is committed to the success of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). Over the past 6 months we welcomed a new President, hosted 3 major events: Automotive in April, Cross-Border Connection in Detroit in June and our Annual Conference in Toronto this September. We also re-branded WBE Canada with a fresh new look and moved our website from .org… Read More

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WBE Canada is pleased to welcome three new members to its Board of Directors, bringing its total to 12. “We are pleased to welcome three new members this year,” said Catherine Grosz, Chair of the Board “and we believe that their experiences and contribution will help the organization in its further development and growth.” Michelle Albanese joined WBE Canada’s Board… Read More

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It is with great pleasure that WBE Canada announces the winners of its 2018 Awards celebrating Supplier Diversity. The recipients of Corporation of the Year, Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year and WBE of the Year were celebrated during the Awards Luncheon sponsored by BMO at this year’s annual conference Thursday September 27th. Here are the outstanding organizations and leaders… Read More

WBE 2018 Annual Conference

Attention Women Founders! Are you a women-owned business looking for corporate or government contracts? Keep reading as we have a great resource for you. At WBE Canada we are committed to the success and economic empowerment of women-owned businesses. As a Canadian non-profit organization, we focus on creating opportunities for women founders to access corporate and government supply chains and… Read More

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September 17, 2018 TORONTO, September 17, 2018 WBE Canada is pleased to announce the official launch of their new and completely redesigned website. The WBECanada.ca site features improved design, navigation, functionality, content and branding, offering a richer and more user-friendly experience. “Our newly-designed, mobile-friendly website focuses on improved visitor experience,” says Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada. “It offers its… Read More

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Supplier diversity is all about building relationships and trust to enable business opportunities between corporations and historically under-utilized groups, like women business owners. Supplier diversity is the strategic business process of corporations reaching out to groups not traditionally included in their supply chains, including women-owned businesses that want to compete for contracts. It means implementing processes to identify, vet and… Read More

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Media Release BDC partners with WBE Canada’s Consulting team to launch their Supplier Diversity program at this year’s Annual Conference TORONTO, September 10, 2018 WBE Canada is thrilled to support BDC in the development and implementation of its Supplier Diversity program. “Working closely with the BDC procurement team, we are able to customize processes from diverse supplier outreach, to uncovering… Read More

Minister Champagne and Canadian Women business owners

This year’s historic trade mission to the USA was a major success. It not only was the largest trade mission ever, but after 20 years, a Canadian Minister joined the delegation and personally supported Canadian businesses and connections with US corporations. Following is our open letter to the Honourable Minister Champagne to thank him for his support of Canadian women… Read More

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