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June 18, 2015

Canadian Minister of Labour K. Kellie Leitch to Address Reps from Multinational Corporations and Women-Owned Businesses

Austin – June 18, 2015

WEConnect International will bring together more than 200 women business owners, corporate representatives, and government officials from around the world to its annual WEConnect International Day conference in Austin, TX on Monday, June 22. Throughout the day, women entrepreneurs from every continent will get tips from corporate supply chain experts and learn more about government efforts to support women’s business enterprises.

“More than 20 corporations will be represented at this year’s conference, providing a tremendous opportunity for suppliers and buyers alike to make new business connections,” said Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International.  “We also have a fantastic line-up of special guests speakers – including The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women Canada – to inspire a stronger commitment to supplier diversity and inclusion.”

Originally posted:: https://weconnectinternational.org/en/weci-day-2015-pr
April 10, 2015

10 APRIL 2015 – ABUJA 

WIEM2015 ScreenShotOn 4-5 May 2015, some 200 women business owners and representatives from the public and private sectors will gather in Lagos, for the first WEConnect International Exhibition & Matchmaker (WIEM) in Nigeria. For two days, female entrepreneurs will learn about the benefits of being certified as a women's business enterprise (WBE). At the same time, buyers will learn about the innovative solutions WBEs can offer and the competitive advantage they provide for their brands.

“WEConnect International has such a unique value proposition for women-owned businesses, because it is one of the only organizations committed to providing them with access to markets by facilitating connections with key procurement decision makers globally,” said Comfort Sakoma, Executive Director of WEConnect International in Nigeria. “This event brings together Nigeria's most goal-oriented, fit for purpose, ready to compete women-owned businesses and Nigeria's most progressive multinational corporations who understand the connection between input and output and know that setting up business to compete in the future requires that they are open to building a more diverse and inclusive supply chain.”

Originally posted:: http://weconnectinternational.org/en/weim-2015
December 03, 2014

WEConnect International recognized for its "stellar record as an outstanding advocate in the women's business enterprise community"

gI 147775 LogoSmWASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) DECEMBER 03, 2014

WEConnect International was inducted into the Women's Business Enterprise Hall of Fame at a ceremony presented by the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce, in Dallas on Tuesday, December 2. The organization was among an impressive list of inductees including Michael Robinson, Program Director of Global Supplier Diversity at IBM and Co-Chair of WEConnect International's Board of Directors.

"Induction into the Hall of Fame is a real honor that comes at an exciting time as WEConnect International turns five years old," said Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International. "We are thrilled to be recognized for our achievements in this short time and eager to continue striving for global impact and excellence in business leadership, trade, and education."

Originally posted:: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/12/prweb12366714.htm