News Releases

June 24, 2020

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is partnering with WEConnect International to host a virtual roundtable on June 24: “COVID-19 Crisis Response: Strategies for Supporting Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Suppliers in the LAC-Andean Region.” The roundtable is WEConnect International’s sixth joint event held with IFC since announcing its partnership in November of 2018. The IFC-WEConnect International partnership is financed by the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi).

June 19, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC, June 19, 2020 – The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)[1] is partnering with WEConnect International to enable 75 women-owned businesses from developing economies to participate in WEConnect’s International Day networking event.

June 07, 2020

International Finance Corporation (IFC) and WEConnect International have partnered to boost market access for women entrepreneurs by i) raising awareness on the business case for gender-inclusive sourcing, and ii) encouraging firms to adopt best practices to increase sourcing from women-owned SMEs.

A roundtable was held in Mumbai, India, convening corporate buyers and financial institutions seeking to start or expand their gender-inclusive sourcing efforts and address the access to finance challenges faced by women-owned SMEs. This brief highlights learnings from the roundtable.

Read the full brief