“This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, #BreaktheBias shines a light on what WBE Canada has been working towards since 2009 – creating equitable opportunities for women business enterprises. During the pandemic, businesswomen showed us that they are resilient, innovative, resourceful and determined in their road to success. While WBE Canada celebrates the growing number of large corporations and governments focusing on diversity and inclusion in their supply chains, with the same breath I must say that more organizations need to commit to ending the long standing culture that has shut women, entrepreneurs, out. There is still a lot of work to be done to level the playing field for women-owned businesses, and WBE Canada will continue to push for more diverse spending in corporate and government supply chains, especially now as we look at the economic recovery in Canada.”
A special IWD message from Silvia Pencak Click To Tweet
President & CEO, WBE Canada
Silvia Pencak is the President of Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada), a Canadian non-profit organization that is opening doors for Canadian women-owned businesses to corporate and government supply chains.
Silvia has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit and business environment, leading transformational projects and teams. Her diverse international background spearheading successful initiatives gives her a wealth of experience to lead supplier diversity to its next level to ensure continued growth and success of Canadian Women Business Enterprises.
She is a member of the Advisory Committee to the PSPC Minister and advisor to other leaders across Canada and various industries, tirelessly advocating more opportunities and better support for Canadian women-owned businesses in Canada and globally.