Newly published book offers a closer look at the data behind the one billion women.
WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) APRIL 04, 2013
Buying For Impact: How to Buy From Women and Change Our World, is a new book co-authored by Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO of WEConnect International, and Andrew J. Sherman, Partner at Jones Day. WEConnect International is a corporate led non-profit that helps to empower women business owners to succeed in global markets.
According to the United Nations Development Programme, “Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work, produce 50 percent of the food, but earn only 10 percent of the income and own 2 percent of the property.” The data is startling and WEConnect International is committed to the advancement of women entrepreneurs in the global marketplace. “Our business model is simple: We connect women entrepreneurs to other women entrepreneurs, multinational corporations and like-minded organizations that give qualified companies equal opportunities to compete for business.”
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WEConnect International collaborates with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Walmart to support more inclusive global value chains.
COSTA RICA (PRWEB) DECEMBER 07, 2012
Female entrepreneurship around the world has been experiencing positive growth. To support and strengthen the capacity of women to grow and create wealth and jobs as business owners in Costa Rica, WEConnect International is expanding its local efforts by identifying, certifying and facilitating connection with corporations interested in sourcing from women-owned businesses. WEConnect International is a nonprofit organization with a corporate network representing over US$700 billion in annual purchasing power.
The first business forum of WEConnect International in Costa Rica was held on December 7th, from 08:30 to 12:30 hrs. The forum included international experts, top executives of multinational corporations and small and medium size women-owned companies. Multinational corporations such as Walmart, IBM, HP, and UPS participated in the event.
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Partnership to improve market access for women entrepreneurs across 70 countries.
Berlin (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
WEConnect International, the corporate-led non-profit that empowers women-owned businesses to thrive in global markets, signed an agreement today with Les Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales (FCEM), the worldwide umbrella association for women entrepreneurs.
The agreement was signed at the 60th FCEM World Congress hosted by the Verband deutscher Unternehmerinnen (VdU), the German Association of Women Entrepreneurs.
Photo by Henriette Olbrisch at FCEM and WEConnect International Signing Ceremony on September 28, 2012 From left to right: Virginia Littlejohn, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, Laura Frati Gucci and Dr. Dagmar
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