We are delighted to announce that, effective September 1, 2022, Upswing Solutions is now a certified women-owned business from Women Business Enterprise (WBE). This certification verifies that we are a Canadian B2B business that is owned, managed and controlled by women. As a WBE, Upswing qualifies as a diverse supplier. According to the Survey on Financing and Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises, women-owned businesses accounted for 15.6% of all small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in 2017. Upswing offers diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) services and we want to set the example for our clients by being a diverse supplier. We want to show that small to medium businesses can also lead the way in DEI.
“I’m thrilled that Upswing Solutions is now WBE-certified. In addition to becoming part of the WBE Canada network, this will ensure that we remain a supplier of choice for our partners, enabling us to continue delivering solutions that help organizations thrive in the clean, inclusive economy.” – Allison Murray, CEO & Founder, Upswing Solutions Inc.
As part of the WBE network, we receive an insider look into supplier diversity programs and procurement processes, in addition to corporate and government mentorship programs that will ensure our ongoing business development. The network also manages corporations and governments committed to including women-owned businesses in their supply chains and a support network of partners and champions focused on supporting women-owned businesses. For more information, check out the WBE Canada website. If you are an organization interested in supporting women-owned businesses, we would love to get in touch and discuss how we can work with you.