Philanthropy Impact magazine recently published an article by CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International Elizabeth A. Vazquez on the social impact of buying from women.
"Many impact investors are identifying creative new ways to invest in women’s economic empowerment by investing in social enterprises owned by women. This movement has huge potential for impact because when women’s enterprises grow, the women create jobs and tend to invest back into their families and communities.
According to a March 8, 2016 press release issued by corporate member PG&E, the company spent a record $2.5 billion with diverse suppliers in 2015, accounting for 44 percent of its total procurement.
For the fourth straight year, diverse suppliers accounted for $2 billion-plus of the utility's spend and more than 40 percent of the utility's total spend for the third year in a row.
Thank you to all who made WEConnect International Day 2016 in Orlando a huge success. We'll be posting and sharing photos and videos throughout the summer on Facebook, so please check in often. For a review of the event, read our press release.
See you at WEConnect International Day 2017 in Las Vegas!