Donna Santos Studio is now WBE Canada Certified

We are proud to announce that Donna Santos Studio is now WBE Canada Certified! This new certification means that corporations (such as large food manufacturers like Kelloggs and major financial institutions across Canada and the United States such as BMO) who are focusing on stronger supplier diversity, can turn to knowledgeable and dependable suppliers (like us!) for their business needs.


WBE Canada

For those of you who aren’t familiar, WBE Canada certifies majority-owned, controlled and managed women’s businesses. They also aid these businesses in providing opportunities for them to gain access to bids for corporate contracts as part of supplier diversity programs. In order to become certified you must go through WBE Canada’s rigorous selection process and we’re happy to say we passed!

If you’d like to learn more about WEB Canada click here

A bit about Supplier Diversity

Supplier diversity is the strategic business process of corporations reaching out to groups not traditionally included in their supply chains, including women-owned businesses that want to compete for contracts.

It’s about levelling the playing field so that all potential suppliers can participate in and benefit from corporate dollars. It is not intended to create an unfair advantage for women and doesn’t guarantee business for certified firms from participating corporations.


  • Women retain ownership in 47% of Canada’s 1.6 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and majority ownership in 17% of Canadian SMEs.
  • Only 37% of majority female-owned SMEs are categorized as ‘high growth’ compared to 63% of majority male-owned firms.
  • Women start businesses at twice the rate as men but don’t achieve the same growth as their male counterparts.
  • Women-led firms are under-represented as suppliers to corporate Canada… under 5% of corporate and government contracts are awarded to Women Business Enterprises.

We are thrilled to be a part of the WBE Canada family and look forward to the opportunities brought forward by this new certification.