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WEConnect International in South Africa will host one day event on April 8, 2016, celebrating and training women-owned businesses through presentations and informative workshops as well as providing networking opportunities with WEConnect International corporate members. Throughout the day the WEConnect International South Africa team will:

  • Assist corporate members to identify high-potential women-owned businesses
  • Facilitate connections between certified Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and corporate members
  • Connect self-registered women-owned businesses with certified WBEs and Corporate Members to learn the benefits of WEConnect
  • Attract women-owned businesses from all market sectors and all races across the country, to learn about WEConnect International and the benefits and opportunities it provides to women-owned businesses
  • Provide a platform for extensive networking


Host & Venue: EY, 102 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg

Registration Process

Purchase tickets online via Certified women's business enterprises and register women-owned businesses will receive a discount.


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WEConnect International in South Africa is offering Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship packages. For sponsorship opportunities, please see the options below and contact Jean Chawapiwa at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for additional information or with interest.


8:00 - 9:00 Private breakfast for certified WBEs and WEConnect International corporate members
8:30 General Conference Registration
9:15 Welcome from our host EY Val Davies, Chief Operating Officer, EY Africa
9:30 WEConnect International global overview by Elizabeth A. Vazquez

Introduction to WEConnect International South Africa Advisory Council

  • Introduction to WEConnect International certification 
  • Presentations: Guest speakers from corporate sponsors
12:00 Breakaway Sessions
12:45 Networking Lunch: Meet and connect with other women business owners and WEConnect International corporate members 
13:45 Presentations: Guest speakers
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Knowledge Workshop: World Class Supplier Collaboration Redefined
16:25 WEConnect International Corporate Member Panel Discussion and Q&A Business, Comedy and the Comedy of Business
17:50 Thank you and Wrap-Up
18:00 Networking Reception: Join us for a networking cocktail

 We will be updating the agenda leading up to the day of the event. Please check back often.