WBE Canada Excellence Awards
WBE Canada Wall of Fame

WBE CANADA EXCELLENCE AWARDS

check mark Recognizing the accomplishments of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBES)

check markCelebrating the impact of corporate and government Supplier Diversity Initiatives

check markRecognizing Champions, Change Makers and Leaders in Supplier Diversity in Canada

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF WBE CANADA'S 2018 EXCELLENCE AWARDS!

2018 Supplier Diversity Leader

This award recognizes a procurement professional within WBE Canada’s Corporate Member organization who is a champion among peers, shows tremendous leadership while leveraging innovation to advance supplier diversity.

Catherine Grosz

Catherine Grosz

BMO

2018 Supplier Diversity Leader

Catherine has had an extensive and exciting career with BMO Financial Group. Since joining BMO Financial Group she has held a number of progressive roles in the Branch Environment, Corporate Head Office, the Chairman’s Office, Strategic Sourcing, and now in her current role as Manager of BMO Financial Group’s Supplier Diversity Program. In 1997, Catherine joined Strategic Sourcing to manage and negotiate with suppliers on behalf of BMO Financial Group – a key function given the Bank’s focus on improving their competitive position and improving their productivity. Catherine was awarded as one of Canada’s 2015 Top 10 Influential Women in HR & Diversity by DiversityCan Magazine as well as 2019 Top 25 Women in Power Impacting Diversity by Diversity Plus Magazine - she was the only Canadian on the list.

2018 Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity

WBE Canada’s Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity award is the highest recognition of organization’s achievements in supplier diversity benefiting Canadian women-owned businesses.

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City of Toronto

2018 Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity

Recognizing the importance and value of supplier diversity can be a big change for a corporation, especially one the scale of Canada’s largest municipality. Successfully developing and implementing their program was an incredibly complex and multi-layered initiative, and Toronto is leading a way in social procurement.

2018 Top WBE Supplier

WBE Canada’s Top WBE Supplier award recognizes a certified women-owned business who demonstrated excellence in business, namely through growth, accomplishments, impact on the economy and dedication to community service.

Shannon Bowen-Smed Bowen Group

Shannon Bowen-Smed

Bowen Group

2018 Top WBE Supplier

Shannon Bowen-Smed is the President & CEO of BOWEN Group, the leading independent Canadian recruitment and contractor management firm headquartered in Calgary, AB. Throughout its 45-year history, BOWEN has transformed the human capital space and placed more than 120,000 candidates across the country. With a commitment to championing inclusive cultures, harnessing diverse talent and enriching safe working environments, it is BOWEN’s mission to make people matter.

2018 WBE Canada Champion

WBE Canada Champion award recognizes an individual or organization who referred the most companies/businesses to WBE Canada, tracked through Certification and Corporate membership applications.

ABC Technologies

ABC Technologies

2018 WBE Canada Champion

ABC Technologies continues to be a champion of Canadian WBEs (Women Business Enterprises) creating opportunities for them to participate in automotive supply chains and buying products and services. ABC Technologies is former Certified WBE company and supporting Canadian WBEs is in their DNA.

2018 Top WBE Supplier In Automotive

WBE Canada’s Top WBE Supplier award recognizes a certified women-owned business who demonstrated excellence in business, namely through growth, accomplishments, impact on the economy, dedication to community service and supplier of choice for many companies in automotive industry.

Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith

Buckland

2018 Top WBE Supplier In Automotive

Buckland is a logistics & trade services partner offering customs brokerage services, international trade compliance & consulting, freight forwarding, transportation, trade technologies, and warehousing & distribution services. Buckland predominantly serves clients in Canada, the United States, Mexico as well as clients overseas. They continue to be a supplier of choice for many companies in automotive industry.

Congratulations to all the winners of our 2018 Excellence Awards!