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WBE Canada’s Breakfast with Brands events are designed to be educational and informative, providing greater access to procurement networks for women-owned businesses looking to succeed in corporate supply chains. The first of 2019’s Breakfast with Brands series kicks off April 3rd as The Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) brings together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada… 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

WBE Impact: BC panel

On February 28th WBE Canada organized its first WBE Impact event in beautiful Vancouver, BC. ”WBE Impact: BC” kicked off the organization’s commitment to facilitate buyer-vendor opportunities in regions across Canada. This event had 3 primary objectives: To connect the community of certified WBEs based in Western Canada To introduce supplier diversity and share best practices to the organizations and… Read More

Michelle White Video

Michelle White from Today Living Group provided this video testimonial at the WBE Canada 2018 Annual Conference to discuss the benefits of Certification with WBE Canada for women-owned businesses. Michelle White identifies access to the corporate buyers as the biggest benefit of WBE certification. Instead of talking to gatekeepers, you get to connect with the buyers and corporate professionals who… Read More

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 regrets? How do winners win… Read More

Monday November 26, 2018, WBE Canada announced its 2019 Board of Directors. With the announcement comes the election of Julie Kaye, Chair of the Supplier Advisory Council to the Board. For the first time since its inception in 2009, Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) are now represented at the Board level as well as the Supplier Advisory Committee. Julie Kaye is… 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

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

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