Tusayder1WEConnect International partnered with TUSAYDER Women (Women Procurement Executives Institution) and BPW Istanbul (Business and Professional Women) on a unique event that brought together female buyers and sellers in the WEConnect International network on May 25, 2019, in Istanbul.

Johnson & Johnson, a corporate member of WEConnect International, hosted the event, which was attended by several members of its executive leadership.

The ratio of buyers-to-sellers was phenomenal, with 35 women-owned-businesses and 27 buyers from a variety of local and global corporations. WEConnect International certified women’s business enterprises also had the opportunity to claim a booth to showcase their products during the event.






The agenda included sessions for women entrepreneurs to share their experiences and tips for success and a corporate-led session where four large buyers provided guidance on how to become their suppliers.

Key takeaways from the event included: the need for increased interaction between women-owned businesses and procurement teams from large buyers and the need for greater understanding of what it takes to become a vendor.

WEConnect International also shared how to become certified and the benefits of certification to women entrepreneurs in Turkey.



Please contact Nilay Celik at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn how to become certified as a 51% or more women-owned, controlled, and managed business or to become a corporate member and gain access to women-owned suppliers based in more than 110 countries.