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Newly Certified WBE Orientation

WBE Canada invites newly certified WBEs to an orientation session to learn what it means to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), how to leverage your certification and tools available to you in WBE Canada. This webinar is also a great tool for our existing certified WBEs to introduce your team members to new or hidden opportunities available… Read More

Newly Certified WBE Orientation

WBE Canada invites newly certified WBEs to an orientation session to learn what it means to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), how to leverage your certification and tools available to you in WBE Canada. This webinar is also a great tool for our existing certified WBEs to introduce your team members to new or hidden opportunities available… Read More

Sarah White - Fairware

Sarah White is the COO and co-founder of Fairware,a small size company (10-99 employees) working in the promotional products industry. The company was founded in 2005 when Sarah joined forces with her business partner Denise Taschereau. They became WBE certified in 2010. WBE Canada: Why did you go into this business? Sarah: My business partner Denise Taschereau saw a gap… 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

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 inspire other women entrepreneurs. WBE… 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

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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