Canada

Since 2008, WEConnect International in Canada has been working to help women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. By working with strategic partners, government agencies, corporate members and outstanding women business owners across the country to build a network of inclusion and diversity.

Offering networking, education, exclusive access and more WEConnect International in Canada provides several options for participation. As a self-registered women-owned business, certified women’s business enterprise, corporate member or partner.

Certification is an internationally recognized accreditation that signifies approved qualifications of women-owned businesses for the supply value chain. The Seal of Certification is awarded to organizations that demonstrate a score of women-owned by at least 51% as well as ownership, management, control and independence. Canada’s diverse makeup, huge geographical reach and distribution channels make it an attractive partner for businesses around the world. We work daily to increase the exposure of women-owned and operated businesses.

WEConnect International is proud to be the exclusive global partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the U.S. 

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WEConnect International in Canada hosted its annual Power the Economy conference on Oct 25th in Toronto. Attendees included multinational corporations, senior government officials and partner organizations ready to celebrate women-owned businesses and the growth of women’s entrepreneurship across Canada.

(TORONTO, Canada) October 23, 2019 - On October 25th, 2019, WEConnect International in Canada will host its annual Power the Economy conference in Toronto, Canada for women-owned businesses, multinational corporations, senior government officials, and partner organizations supporting the growth of women's entrepreneurship across Canada. This conference expands opportunities for women-owned businesses in Canada while also providing the business case for gender-inclusive sourcing and business connection opportunities for all attendees. WEConnect International in Canada is proud to partner with presenting sponsor BDC to amplify the impact of public-private partnerships throughout Canada and globally.

ClaudiaAfter the birth of her 4th child in 2014, Claudia Marion began the search for something that defined her and her experiences as a mother. A clear focus landed on women-focused products and with that the name Stork and Dove was born, representing both the bird of devotion and that of love. This name has since become the umbrella brand for her growing line.

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Country Director, Canada
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