Strategies for Women Owned Businesses During COVID-19

COVID-19

By Silvia Pencak COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented amount of change to the business world and economies around the world in a very short period of time.  There are 3 types of businesses coping with this crisis. The first group is directly impacted by this pandemic and they have had to shut their doors due…

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A Path To New Markets: Export Knowledge, Working Capital, and Insurance

Exporting training

Exporting can play an important role in driving women’s economic empowerment. The United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets a series of targets for the global community to reach by 2030, including gender empowerment. WBE Canada and Export Development Canada (EDC) invite all Certified WBEs to learn how EDC can help you prepare to…

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The Land Corporate Clients Summit

The Land Corporate Clients Summit 2019

Want to get key tips, strategies and hear personal stories from corporate heavy-hitters and leading experts on how to find, engage with and land corporate clients? Then you’ve got to attend Kim Chernecki’s free virtual summit coming up on March 8-10! By attending this 3-day event, you’ll hear from 10 experts (including Silvia Pencak, President…

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Top 5 Strategies To Help You Win BIG in 2019

Successful leadership

Did you know that… 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February? Only 9% of people actually achieve their wishes? I have always been fascinated by the difference between winners and those who come up short – never reaching their goal. What sets winners apart from dreamers who end up with…

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Shannon Bowen-Smed: 2018 WBE of the Year Award Winner

Shannon Bowen-Smed Bowen Group

Shannon Bowen-Smed is the President & CEO of BOWEN Group, the leading independent Canadian recruitment and contractor management firm headquartered in Calgary, AB. Shannon was recently awarded 2018 WBE of the Year award and WBE Canada team was so impressed with her accomplishments and impact on the community that we decided to ask Shannon couple questions to…

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WBE Canada President’s Update December 2018

Silvia Pencak

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…

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Lifting the Veil: Canadian SME Business Magazine Interviews Silvia Pencak

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…

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Forget Empowerment: Supporting Women in Business is About Access, Opportunity and Impact

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…

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Silvia Pencak Challenges Businesses to Up Their Commitment To Supplier Diversity

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…

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