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Job title: Owner
Location: JoulestoWatts, Bangalore, India

PritiSawantPriti Sawant, owner of JoulestoWatts in Bangalore, India has been an industry thought leader in staffing solutions for over two decades. As the former CEO at Magna Infotech, she helped transform the contract staffing industry by growing the company into the single largest staffing firm in India. In 2015, Priti started JoulestoWatts Business Solutions (J2W) with a vision of “Changing the Face of Staffing Through Technology.” With the current industry facing many challenges to finding talent in niche and senior categories, Priti was ready to connect her team's expertise with a larger, global business network of corporate buyers. That same year, JoulestoWatts became a certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE) through WEConnect International. Less than two years later, JoulestoWatts has secured a contract with one of its largest corporate buyers to date, WEConnect International corporate member, Monsanto.

Priti connected with the Monsanto India procurement team at the WEConnect International in India ThinkBig conference in November 2017. From there, she continued the communication that, most recently, paved the way to securing a new contract.

Srividhya Deshpande, Asia Africa Procurement Manager for Monsanto said, “Monsanto believes that diverse suppliers bring innovative thoughts to the table. I noticed Priti Sawant winning an award at the WEConnect International ThinkBig 2017 event and that’s when we decided to include Joulestowatts in the RFP bidding process. The out-of-the-box solutions from J2W proved that niche talent can be found when you search beyond the conventional methods. J2W premier lounge is an amazing practice which helped us find the suitable candidates well within our IT project timelines. Thanks to WeConnect for connecting this supplier to Monsanto, we got right talent at optimum cost.’

In addition, Srividhya noted, “We had J2W as Diverse Supplier of the Month and they got an opportunity to be showcased via a capability presentation to our Global teams (from North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia-Africa) and senior leadership, including Global Procurement Strategy Lead, Mark Baxa. Priti was impressive with her work, we will soon be making more connections in countries beyond India for J2W. “

As a woman entrepreneur, Priti emphasized the importance of WEConnect International certification as an avenue to connect to the large business network that supports buying from women suppliers. In growing a business that focuses on innovation and expertise, it was also vital for JoulestoWatts to work with a trusted organization for certification. According to Priti, she was “assured that WEConnect International was the right organization to work with since it has been a trusted network for several corporations.”

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