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Barbara Orser

Last week we introduced you to Catherine Grosz, WBE Canada’s 2018 Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year. This week we want to introduce another champion of supplier diversity in Canada, a long-term friend of WBE Canada, Barbara Orser. Barbara J. Orser, M.B.A., Ph.D. is a Full Professor and Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises at Telfer School of… Read More

Supplier Diversity Myths

Welcome to the final part of Debunking Supplier Diversity Myths series. Over the past couple of weeks we have looked at myths surrounding supplier diversity, diverse suppliers, and supplier diversity programs. If you missed the series, click here to access Part 1. Today I decided to tackle internal communication happening inside the large corporations and government organizations. Myth #7: Diversity… Read More

Supplier Diversity Myths

Welcome to Part 3 of our series on myths surrounding Supplier Diversity. Today’s post looks at  an additional two myths, this time with a focus on supplier diversity programs. Let’s start with the facts: corporations and governments develop these programs to drive change internally, track their spend with diverse suppliers and measure its impact on their organizations. Most supplier diversity… Read More

Supplier Diversity Myths

Supplier diversity is still in its infancy in Canada and as the President of WBE Canada I regularly come across some misconceptions around this topic. I decided to address some of the most common myths head on in an attempt to move the conversation to the next level. And who better to ask for insights than our community of supplier… Read More

WBE Canada supplier database

[January 23, 2019] Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) announced the launch of its new Database. After extensive research to find the optimum solution for our WBE and Corporate communities we are pleased to announce that B2Gnow, the system used by WBENC in the US, was the ultimate choice. Certification is the cornerstone of WBE Canada’s platform and as… Read More

Silvia Pencak

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

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

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Webinar for small businesses during BDC Small Business Week On October 16, 2018, during BDC Small Business Week, PSPC’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprises will be holding a national webinar on “Mythbusting Government Procurement” to raise awareness about government contracting opportunities and about the services OSME offers to help smaller businesses. The webinar is designed for businesses that may… 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

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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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