We are pleased to once again have BMO as our Presenting Sponsor. Serving customers for 200 years and counting, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank, by assets, in North America. With total assets of $974 billion as of July 31, 2020, and a team of diverse and highly engaged employees, BMO provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and conducts business through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.
Export Development Canada (EDC) is Canada’s export credit agency, supporting and developing Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. EDC is a self-financing, Crown corporation that operates at arm’s length from the Government. EDC provides insurance and financial services, bonding products and small business solutions to Canadian exporters and investors and their international buyers. EDC also supports Canadian direct investment abroad and investment into Canada. Much of the business is done in partnership with other financial institutions and through collaboration with the Government of Canada.
Public Services and Procurement Canada is the department of the Government of Canada with responsibility for the government’s internal servicing and administration. The department is responsible for the procurement for other government departments and serves as the central purchasing agent, real property manager, treasurer, accountant, pay and pension administrator, integrity adviser and linguistic authority; it was recognized in 2018 as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers. It is also the custodian of a large real estate portfolio and as well infrastructure such as bridges, dams and highways. https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/comm/index-eng.html
TELUS – (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a dynamic, world-leading communications technology company with $16 billion in annual revenue and 16 million customer connections spanning wireless, data, IP, voice, television, entertainment, video, and security. We leverage our global-leading technology and compassion to enable remarkable human outcomes. Our longstanding commitment to putting our customers first fuels every aspect of our business, making us a distinct leader in customer service excellence and loyalty. In 2020, TELUS was recognized as having the fastest wireless network in the world, reinforcing our commitment to provide Canadians with access to superior technology that connects us to the people, resources and information that make our lives better. TELUS Health is Canada’s leader in digital health technology, improving access to health and wellness services and revolutionizing the flow of health information across the continuum of care. TELUS Agriculture provides innovative digital solutions throughout the agriculture value chain, supporting better food outcomes from improved agri-business data insights and processes. TELUS International (TSX and NYSE: TIXT) is a leading digital customer experience innovator that delivers next-generation AI and content management solutions for global brands across the technology and games, ecommerce and FinTech, communications and media, healthcare, travel and hospitality sectors. TELUS and TELUS International operate in 25+ countries around the world. Together, let’s make the future friendly. Driven by our passionate social purpose to connect all citizens for good, our deeply meaningful and enduring philosophy to give where we live has inspired TELUS, our team members and retirees to contribute more than $820 million and 1.6 million days of service since 2000. This unprecedented generosity and unparalleled volunteerism have made TELUS the most giving company in the world. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com, follow us @TELUSNews on Twitter and @Darren_Entwistle on Instagram.
National Brokers Insurance Services, Inc. provides property and casualty insurance products and services. The Company offers commercial, personal, group home and auto, special insurance programs and offers custom-tailored solutions. National Brokers Insurance Services serves and markets insurance programs to organizations and individuals. https://nationalbrokers.com/
National Brokers Insurance also offers a specialized insurance program built by women for women entrepreneurs and executives! This program is simply called Bloom because the female owners of National Brokers Insurance want to help with future planning, enhanced coverage and exclusive discounts on your home, auto and business insurance – essentially, they want to see all women flourish and bloom in business. https://insurancebybloom.ca
For decades the textile industry has been a major source of pollution. After years of research, Vision Textiles now has the technology to make substantial improvements. We recycle 100% post-consumer plastic bottles into eco-friendly fabrics. This unique process involves turning environmentally damaging waste into useable, sustainable yarns. The recycled yarns are then combined with natural fibers to be woven or knitted into eco-friendly fabrics, suitable for garments, home textiles and accessories.
Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.
Concept strongly believes in customer service and is proud of their hard working and knowledgeable staff. We focus on the details that make the difference between an ordinary and extraordinary project experience. In fact, we are known in the building industry for fine workmanship, fair pricing and great customer service. We fulfill timeline requirements, in order to keep the project’s efficiency and budgets on track. We feel that every project is an opportunity to open doors and build long term relationships.
Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business. We provide business loans up to $150K, business skills training, personalized business advice, mentoring, practical business resources and a supportive community to help women business owners gain the skills, mindset, financing and networks they need to realize their business potential. Our team understands and relates to the unique circumstances of women business owners. Our experienced business advisors, mentors, trainers and facilitators provide our clients with tools and confidence through a supportive, individual and practical approach. https://www.womensenterprise.ca/
Committed to the growth of women’s entrepreneurship, the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) works with women’s enterprise support organizations to champion innovation, broaden expertise, and enhance collaboration. https://weoc.ca/
GroYourBiz Ltd., headquartered in (Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada), is an initiative known as MyBusinessMyBoard™ brings a tactical and proven approach to meeting the needs of women business owners, who want to take their business to the next level. GroYourBiz provides monthly peer business “Advisory Board” meetings to women, engaging top experts, business analysts, and presenters and a ‘practical approach’ training guide. GroYourBiz was developed for women entrepreneurs that want to take their business to the next level. Each month entrepreneurs will draw upon the skills, expertise, inspiration and energy of like-minded entrepreneurs offering practical solutions to attracting tomorrow’s customers and expansion needs. https://groyourbiz.com/