The WEConnect International in Mexico 7th Annual Forum on “Incorporating Women Own Businesses into Global Value Chains” took place on September 20th, 2018 in Mexico City.
The annual forum brought together nearly 180 attendees ranging from government representatives and embassy officers to WEConnect International Certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs), corporate members and non-profit allies committed to women's entrepreneurship. The day's agenda focused on how to best leverage WEConnect International certification and offered effective ways of incorporating women-owned businesses into global value chains. Read more here.
WBE Success Story of the Month!
Best Case Scenario,Australia
“There is no question that our WEConnect International certification was instrumental in this process. Microsoft even announced on their social network that we were one of two WEConnect International certified WBEs to become preferred suppliers...Because of WEConnect, we have secured Intel and Microsoft as our clients.”—Luli Adeyemo, Founder of Best Case Scenario
WEConnect International CEO & Co-Founder Elizabeth Vazquez
[second row, third from right] met with global leaders at The World Bank's inaugural meeting of Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (WeFi)Champions during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly in New York. Elizabeth represented WEConnect International by moderating a panel on global market-access opportunity for women entrepreneurs.
Procter & Gamble announced a commitment of 100 Million to support women-owned businesses. 12 months later, they have already met this goal! This year, WEConnect International CEO & Co-Founder Elizabeth Vazquez joined Procter & Gamble at the #SheIsEqual Summitin NYC
announce new commitments towards tracking the necessary data to
connect the purchasing power of corporate members to real impact