WEConnect International in India identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States.

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Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India

Read the report conducted with the support of the Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC).

(January 28, 2016) WECI recently partnered with GurgaonMoms, a WBE based out of Gurgaon, Haryana. The collaboration aims to focus on mompreneurs in 2016.

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growing business 2015

(January 10, 2016) In early 2015, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) awarded a CA$560,000 grant to WEConnect International in support of its new project, “Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India by Building on Private Sector Initiatives.” The project leverages the significant investments made by WEConnect International corporate members in the development of a searchable database of women’s business enterprises based in India and in 95 other countries.

AWAKE LOGOAs part of its ongoing endeavor towards connecting women's business enterprises with market opportunity, WEConnect International in India will partner with AWAKE (Association of Women Entrepreneurs of Karnataka) – a non-profit organization devoted to entrepreneurship development among women both in rural and urban areas of India. AWAKE will reach out to more women and inspire entrepreneurs who will become role models worldwide.