Cassandra Dorrington

Cassandra Dorrington

President & CEO

Leading the charge of championing business relationships and economic growth of the Canadian supply chain through the inclusion of Aboriginal and Minority suppliers, Cassandra has expanded the CAMSC brand, both nationally and internationally. This has resulted in significant growth and impact in the Canadian marketplace. Known for her business and community environment involvement, Cassandra has been named one of Diversity Canada’s Influential Women in Diversity and HR. She sits on the National Advisory Council for the Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) for the Government of Canada, Elevate International, and Dalhousie University Board of Governors. With, approximately 450 certified suppliers, 85 corporate members and more than $7 Billion in diverse spend, CAMSC is a proud member of both Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC), single voice for supplier in Canada and Global Supplier Diversity Alliance (GSDA), promoting supplier diversity globally with councils in Australia, China, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, and board member for the Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE).

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Workshop: What is Supplier Diversity and Where are the Opportunities?

Presented by Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

Governments and corporations are among the largest buyers of goods and services in Canada. Yet procurement processes are not well understood and not often on the radar screens of women entrepreneurs. Join us to learn more about supplier diversity and how to find opportunities, as well as the reasons for registering with supply councils.