Toronto, Ontario – General Motors of Canada has become the latest corporate supporter of WEConnect Canada, which connects corporations with supplier companies that are at least 51 per cent owned, managed and controlled by women.
“General Motors’ membership in WEConnect Canada demonstrates not only the commitment they have made to supplier diversity, but also emphasizes the value to be found in women-owned businesses,” said Mary Anderson, executive director of WEConnect Canada. “Our role is simply to facilitate the connection between women-owned businesses and the procurement officers of top corporations. Once this connection is made, these businesses can win contracts based on their own merit. General Motors understands the concept and by joining WEConnect Canada, is taking a leadership role in supplier diversity in Canada.”
General Motors has a long history of supporting supplier diversity and established a formal supplier diversity program more than 40 years ago.