UK & Ireland

WEConnect International in Europe opens doors to new supply chains. Led by corporate members, it certifies firms in the United Kingdom and Ireland that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and connects them with the growing global demand from corporations and the public sector for diverse and innovative suppliers. The organization partners with corporations, associations, governments, women entrepreneurs and their supporters, and is affiliated with a global certification network for women-owned enterprises.

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Leading multinational corporations and diversity champions celebrated the official launch of WEConnect at a high profile event in the House of Commons this month.

WEConnect has hit the ground running with eight companies already certified as ‘Women Business Enterprises’. A WBE is an independent business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more woman, once certified WEConnect can support businesses to access contracts with UK-based multinational organisations.

A new plan to improve links between multinationals and women-owned businesses will increase diversity—and profits

by Tina Nielsen

A new initiative has been launched to give women-owned businesses easier access to gaining contracts with multinational companies. Corporate members that are already signed up include Microsoft, Accenture, Hewlett Packard and Merrill Lynch.

Maggie BerryCropMaggie Berry

Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International

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