NLOWE wins national award for helping women business owners

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The Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) was presented with a national award Wednesday in Toronto.

According to a news release, the award recognizes NLOWE’s efforts to promote supplier diversity and help women business owners prepare to enter supply chains of major corporations throughout the world.

The award was presented at WEConnect Canada’s first annual Winning Business Awards. WEConnect Canada is the certification body for women-owned businesses. It certifies firms that are at least 51 per cent owned, managed and controlled by women and introduces them to opportunities with corporations.

NLOWE was awarded WEConnect Canada’s President’s Award — Regional Partner of the Year.

“NLOWE is proud to be a Regional Partner of WEConnect Canada.” says Paula Sheppard, executive director of NLOWE.

“It is an honour to have NLOWE recognized in this way by an organization that is a leader and a champion for supplier diversity in Canada.”

Mary Anderson, President of WEConnect Canada, said NLOWE has been leading the way in promoting supplier diversity and collaborating with industry to ensure opportunities are available for women business owners in their supply chains.

Bernice Walker, owner of Corona College in Grand Falls-Windsor and Vice-President of NLOWE’s board of directors, also took home the “Winning Women - Doing Business” Award for Eastern Canada as recognition of Corona College’s business achievements during the past year.

Organizations: Corona College, Regional Partner of WEConnect Canada

Geographic location: Eastern Canada, Grand Falls-Windsor

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