August 03, 2015

womenownedlogo fpA new logo program will empower those who want to support women-owned businesses at big box stores like Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), Sam’s Club, WEConnect International and Walmart have partnered to design a logo to make people aware of the high-quality, unique products that are coming from these women-owned businesses.

July 01, 2015

The following appeared on the Virgin Startup blog in July 2015:

At Virgin StartUp we proudly celebrate female entrepreneurs. Through our commitment to diversity and events such as Virgin #WOW we’ve seen the number of women receiving loans increasing and increasing – in May, we reached a point where we the number of women receiving Virgin StartUp loans was the same as the number of men.

April 17, 2015

cummins fpFrom WEConnect International Corporate Member Cummins' Diversity Procurement:

This is a monumental time in Cummins Diversity Procurement initiative history.  In pursuit of our internal goal of $1B in diverse spend across categories such as women, veteran, service-disabled, HUB Zone, minority, small disadvantaged, LGBTE and philanthropic, Cummins reached $1.2B in diverse spend in 2014.  Cummins is also excited to have reached $300M in diverse spend across all 5 of our ABO (Area Business Organization) regions in Direct and Indirect purchases.  Congratulations to Team Cummins!

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