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WEConnect International has been active in Canada since the beginning of 2008 working with strategic partners, government agencies, corporate members and outstanding women business owners across the country.

WEConnect International is proud to be the exclusive global partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the U.S. WEConnect International leverages this strong long-term partnership to provide opportunity to the organizations WEConnect International partners with in all target countries, including Canada. Together, WEConnect International and WBENC are responsible for ensuring universal women's business enterprise certification standards and processes are maintained by our respective affiliates and local partner organizations.

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sodexo FPFrom PR Newswire: "Sodexo Canada has been honoured with the 2016 Tier 1 Champion of Supplier Diversity Award by the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Suppliers Council (CAMSC).  

The annual award is granted to corporations that demonstrate leadership in establishing thriving vendor relationships with Aboriginal and minority suppliers.  

imprintplus(September 23, 2016) The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) announced their 2016 winners of the Golden Image Award Competition this week. WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise Imprint Plus received four awards in three categories including: a Silver Award for Holland Casino in the Metal Signs/Products category; a Bronze Award for Galeria DeArte and an Honorable Mention for D boutique in the Heat Transfers category; and a Silver Award for Buffet Standing Signs (Gluten Free Pancakes, Grilled Beef, and Fresh Organic Salad) in the Unique Applications category.

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HelleBankJorgensen(September 22, 2016) In her latest article, Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO of the Canada-based, WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise B. Accountability, addresses the potential impact women-owned business could have on the economy and society. Says Helle: 

"Although there is a rise in the number of women-owned businesses in the US, they often remain micro- and small-enterprises, and have contributed about the same amount to the economy that they did in 1997.  Thus, despite the fact that women-owned enterprises are increasing, women are clustered at the bottom of the pyramid, which means that the overall impact of women-owned businesses on the economy and society could be leveraged more...

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Astrid Pregel

Executive Director for Canada, WEConnect International

apregel@WEConnectInternational.org