Ottawa-based, WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise (WBE) wintranslation was among those awarded "WBE of the Year" at the WEConnect International in Canada "Power the Economy" conference in late 2016. In a recent press release, the company reflected on the importance of receiving the award. Said president and founder Huiping Zhang:
"Women business owners often face different obstacles than men. WEConnect International is a great outlet and community for women business owners; it offers guidance and new business opportunities. People don't often imagine a woman running a company providing business support for large corporations and government. This award is a recognition of wintranslation’s accomplishments, but also a recognition of what women can achieve as entrepreneurs."
The Women Business Enterprise of the Year Award is presented to three certified businesses across Canada who have established fruitful relationships with corporations. To be considered for the award, nominees had to show their success through supplier diversity and support to other WEConnect International certified women-owned businesses.
This national award follows a highly successful first year for wintranslation as a certified women-owned business. Although wintranslation only received its WEConnect International certification last year, the company has been very active in exploring and leveraging the different opportunities the certification can make possible.