News Releases

November 06, 2016

ibilolaamaoFor Immediate Release  

BRUSSELS -- The Brussels Enterprise Commerce & Industry will welcome a group of successful women entrepreneurs from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East Australia and North and South America to celebrate the Ninth Annual International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Conference (IWEC) on November 6-9th.  Every year, IWEC recognizes the breakthroughs, achievements and thought leadership of women business owners from across the globe, and this year they will present awards to 42 successful women entrepreneurs from 21 countries.    

The industries represented by the awardees include computer software, manufacturing, agricultural business, waste management, engineering, health services, skin care, travel, shipping and freight forwarding, education and many other enterprises.  The firms led by these women and past IWEC awardees account for over US$25 billion dollars in combined revenue, with over 125,000 employees worldwide.  During the conference, they will engage other business women, chambers and past awardees for trade, networking and business opportunities.  

October 25, 2016

How to Improve Data Collection to Transform Knowledge on Women-Owned Businesses into Impact

SANTIAGO – Within the framework of its Annual Forum in Chile "Linking Women-Owned Businesses to Multinational Value Chains," WEConnect International will present preliminary results of a study being prepared with the support of Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

Increasingly, the positive connection among women, their economic empowerment, the growth of economies, and the well-being of communities is recognized around the world. However, not enough is known about the challenges faced globally by women entrepreneurs and business owners who are trying to access new markets to grow their businesses.

October 19, 2016

LONDON -- The WEConnect International European Conference returns 16th-17th November 2016, now with an extra day dedicated to supply chain inclusion within large corporations.

The Supplier Diversity Forum, which will take place on the second day of the conference, will focus specifically on women-owned businesses. During the two-day conference, WEConnect International invites some of the world's largest corporations, along with women-owned businesses, to explore supplier diversity and corporate social responsibility.