On June 7, 2016, Gillian Godsell spoke with Executive Director of WEConnect International in South Africa Jean Chawapiwa and Linda Basson from member corporation Accenture to discuss supplier diversity and the value of connecting women business owners with corporate buyers.
Jean shared her own experience with the WEConnect International certification process and last year’s WEConnect International Day event in Austin, Texas. While Linda explained that by incorporating women into the supply chain, communities are strengthened.
Gillian also interviewed Tania Reid, 2016 EY pitch competition winner and owner of ithemba. Tania expounded on the benefits of being a part of the WEConnect International network, saying for the first time ever: “Business has actually come to me; and I haven’t gone out to try and find it.”