WEConnect International expanded its certification and market access activities to Japan in spring 2018 through the Strengthening Market Access for Women Business Owners initiatve. Working closely with a consortium of founding Corporate Members—Accenture, Intel, and Johnson & Johnson—WEConnect International will leverage its powerful global networks and experience working with women-owned businesses to establish a presence ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics. In addition to providing certification of women-owned businesses, WEConnect and the Coalition will coordinate activities to support market access and business growth opportunities for women business owners in Japan. Women business owners that participate in the project will not only strengthen their capacity to pitch and sell to large corporations but will also gain the opportunity to connect and interact with both domestic and international corporate representatives that have a committed interest in buying from women-owned businesses. 






On July 26, 2018, WEConnect International joined their Japan Coalition Members: Intel Corporation, Accenture, and Johnson & Johnson in Tokyo to kick-off supplier diversity and inclusion efforts aimed at creating greater market opportunities for Japanese women. The event convened stakeholders committed to women’s economic progress in Japan and provided information on how to get involved with inclusive sourcing ahead of the WEConnect International conference in Tokyo, December 5th.

You are cordially invited to join us on July 26th from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM for the WEConnect International in Japan Kick Off Event, being held in the SoukaiRoh Hall at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Study in Roppongi Tokyo. This event will feature critical discussions on how multinational corporations in Japan can join this initiative.

Setzu Suzuki

Project Director, Setsu Suzuki

日本プロジェクト ディレクター 鈴木世津

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