President’s Update June 2019

Silvia Pencak

It’s hard to believe that we are almost half way through 2019. The past couple of months have been busy with events and it’s been so great to see and meet everyone who joined us – in person or virtually.

This May WBE Canada hosted its first ever WBE 2 WBE Matchmaker in partnership with TD Bank to encourage purchasing among our WBE Community. Read more.

Our community also had the opportunity to participate in two events hosted by our Corporate Members. Staples Promotional Products hosted its Staples Diversity Day featuring many suppliers from our WBE Community. WBE Canada participated on panel on the importance and impact of Supplier Diversity in corporate supply chains.

City of Toronto hosted its 3rd Annual Social Procurement Fair. Over 40 WBEs attended and had the opportunity to network with more than 20 division and department representatives. Congratulations to 6 WBEs who had the opportunity to pitch their business to a select group of City Departments.

Our team is looking forward to meeting all attendees at our upcoming Breakfast with Brands: Cross-Border Connection in Baltimore June 25th and we are planning events in Halifax and Cape Breton in Nova Scotia in July. 

Speaker applications for WBE Canada’s 10th Annual Conference are open until noon ET June 28th. Learn more and submit your application here

Early Bird registration for our upcoming Breakfast with Brands: Tech Industry event registration is now open for our Corporate Members & Certified WBE Community. You have till the end of July to claim your ticket before price goes up and we open up registration to other suppliers.

For more events & updates check our Events Calendar or even better – sign up for our newsletter!

To your success,

Silvia Pencak
President, WBE Canada

PS: If you missed this month’s WBE Spotlight, make sure to catch up and get inspired as Rosa Turchio shares her story of overcoming and walking victoriously through challenges & obstacles. Read more.

About WBE Canada

WBE Canada is a Canadian non-profit organization that is opening doors for women-owned businesses to supply chains across North America. It certifies Canadian firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and introduces them to opportunities with corporations. To learn more about how we support women-owned businesses, click here. If you are a mid-size or large company looking to support women-owned businesses through procurement opportunities, we want to hear from you. Click here to learn more how you can get involved.

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