President, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, will serve on the newly formed UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.
In addition to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, Panel Members will include world leaders such as the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, and the CEO of IKEA, Simona Scarpaleggio.
“It is an honor to serve as a Panel Member with so many prestigious champions of women’s economic empowerment,” said Vazquez. “More money in the hands of women means more prosperity for all of us and is at the heart of long-term economic stability and development. I am confident that the Panel will be able to effect meaningful global impact at scale.”
Washington Award Program Honors the Achievement
WASHINGTON -- WEConnect International has been selected for the 2016 Best of Washington Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Washington Award Program.
Toronto – October 26, 2015
WEConnect International in Canada will convene multinational corporations, growth-oriented women entrepreneurs from across the country and high-ranking members of the Government of Canada, this November 12-13 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Center Hotel.
WEConnect International in Canada’s annual “Power the Economy: Growing Women Owned Businesses in Canada” conference sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) offers targeted education for business owners seeking to grow their businesses as well as a rich environment for corporations interested in diversifying their supply chains.
- Originally posted:: http://weconnectinternational.org/en/Power-the-Economy-2015