June 20, 2017


On June 19 in Las Vegas, WEConnect International hosted more than 200 corporate representatives, women business owners, partners and other champions of women’s economic empowerment. During the evening reception, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, announced the top five winners of the first ever WEConnect International photo contest for women business owners. Please join us in congratulating:  

The competition isn’t over yet, though!

Now through December 31, 2017, YOU have the power to change the lives of hundreds of women-owned businesses. Vote for YOUR favorite photo submitted by one of our top game-changing women entrepreneurs, by making an online donation and noting your favorite photo. Donations will go to support training for women owned businesses around the world.

In January 2017, the top two photo competition winners will be notified – the one that receives the most individual donations and one that receives the most donated funds overall. Both will win a free ticket to WEConnect International Day 2018 in Detroit and will get to participate in a training session to give back to others.

So make your donation now via https://weconnectinternational.networkforgood.com/, and don’t forget to designate which photo gets your vote!  

Vote on the top following photos:


Sophia Hatzelmann ahc GmbH 

A good team is the secret of every success

Sophia Hatzelmann, ahc GmbH, Germany 


Reflecting Peru’s biodiversity and promoting sustainable agriculture

Mayra Ortiz, Inkanto Natural, Peru


Florex SilviaChaves5 cropped

Florex: a sustainable company under the leadership of a Costa Rican woman

Silvia Chaves, Florex, Costa Rica

Sales Beacon CEO Cynthia Spraggs at Everest Base Camp

Working at 17,600 ft! Cynthia Spraggs, CEO of Sales Beacon at Everest Base Camp

Cynthia Spraggs, Sales Beacon, Canada


Whoever said IT is not a woman's thing, doesn't know Helenisa Prospero from Optec

Helenisa Stela Prospero, Optec, Brazil