News and Events
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.”
On 8 April 2016, the WEConnect International in South Africa Annual Conference took place in Johannesburg. The aim of the event was to celebrate women business owners who are reaping the benefits offered by WEConnect International. The event was hosted by platinum sponsor EY and attended by 195 delegates.
(March 8, 2016) Corporate Member Accenture in South Africa, in collaboration with WEConnect International, hosted a breakfast for women business owners on International Women’s Day 2016. All the talks given by our exceptional speakers reflected this year’s theme, #GreaterThan.