Womxn leaders and entrepreneurs are consistently demonstrating that they are overcoming challenges in business, and moving local and international companies forward at an astonishing rate. They are an unstoppable group that needs to be recognized, included, celebrated, and elevated.
CGLCC and Accenture are hosting a panel conversation with womxn entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss the corporate procurement process and the business advantage of engaging with womxn entrepreneurs. The panel will examine the unique experiences, challenges and opportunities womxn entrepreneurs face in growing their companies, and they’ll highlight how diversification within the supply chain is better for business.
The panel is moderated by Petra-Kassun Mutch, a feminist entrepreneur who is working to help empower women entrepreneurs, and founder of Liisbeth, an online magazine focused on entrepreneurial feminism.
All are welcome to this engaging discussion celebrating our Womxn Entrepreneurs!
Thursday March 21st, 2019
7:30 – registration, networking & breakfast – Please be sure to sign-in at reception!
8:15 – panel discussion
9:00 – networking
FREE – all diverse certified suppliers and CGLCC members
$20 – Non-certified suppliers and non-CGLCC members
Click HERE to register.
A great networking, learning and business building platform between global corporations and Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses. CAMSC’s Diversity Procurement Fair is now its 15th year and continues to build partnerships between corporate Canada and Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses.
As one of the largest CAMSC’s business networking events, it matches corporations committed to diversity with diverse suppliers. In this two-day event, you’ll learn from business leaders across sectors within the global supply chain as they share best practices for securing contracts. Don’t miss the Early Bird Special!
Employers often seek ways to showcase their dedication to community organizations through community service days, fundraising, and long-term partnership. Despite the best of intentions, these efforts can sometimes fall short of meaningful engagement with LGBTQ2+ communities. This panel discussion, presented by Pride at Work Canada, will bring together business and community leaders to share insights into how employers can make their relationships with community organizations meaningful for both parties.
The discussion will be preceded by a breakfast networking reception sponsored by Scotiabank.
Building on the premise that successful businesses will be those that will expand activities through market diversification, adapt to new technologies and better attract and develop talent, the CGLCC’s LGBT+ Global Business Summit & Supplier Diversity Forum will look at the opportunities and competitive advantage of being an LGBT+ Entrepreneur.
This two-day event intends to help LGBT+ business owners, corporate leaders, professionals and young entrepreneurs make some sense of what the current economic environment may mean for their company and identify how they can successfully remain competitive and grow their business while remaining authentic.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supplier Diversity is changing how business is done.
Please join us for a free information session:
Open Doors for Diversity: Opportunities for Small Business
Thursday, July 11 | 8:30am – 12:00pm
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Membertou, Nova Scotia
Some of North America’s largest companies and biggest brands are looking for businesses like yours.
If your business is 51%+ owned, managed and operated by…
Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Persons
Persons with Disabilities
… supplier diversity is for you.
Supplier diversity helps your business get access to supply chain, sales, partnership and mentorship opportunities like never before.
Special guest speakers:
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
Cassandra Dorrington, President & CEO
Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Darrell Schuurman, Co-founder & CEO
Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council Canada
Deidre Guy, Co-founder
Women Business Enterprises (WBE) Canada
Silvia Pencack, President
Other special guests:
Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Laurel Broten, President & CEO
Debbie Adams, Founder
Government of Canada – Public Services and Procurement Canada
Alison Campbell, Senior Director, Supplier Engagement & Regional Coordination
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Kiruba Sankar, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Procurement
Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Canada’s experts on supplier diversity and learn how it can open doors for your business.
Seats are limited.
Karen Williams, Export Development Executive, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Building on the success of last year’s LGBTQ2+ Trade Mission to Philadelphia, the CGLCC, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and Export Development Canada, is pleased to organize the second LGBTQ2+ Trade Mission to the USA.
The 2nd Trade Mission will take place August 13-16 in Tampa, Florida, in conjunction with the 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. This globally recognized conference is the largest LGBT business event on the planet and delivers innovative leadership programming as well as networking and engagement opportunities, for more than 1,400 LGBT+ and allied business leaders. The event will take place at the Tampa Convention Center.
The Trade Mission is open to all Canadian LGBTQ2+ owned enterprises certified (or eligible for certification) by CGLCC and looking to expand business opportunities in the USA.
Advanced Registration is required in order to take part in the Trade Mission. Please click HERE for registration, travel and accommodation details.