WEConnection, November 2016, Volume 15

Honor an #Empowered Woman Entrepreneur for #GivingTuesday

Help us connect women business owners with global opportunity and honor a woman business owner for #GivingTuesday 2016 with a donation to WEConnect International. 

Your donation will directly support our programs and change the lives of women business owners in 100 countries. We'll empower thousands of women who are changing the world through entrepreneurship - women like  Chaya Nanjappa (in photo) , whose honey business employs tribal farmers in Mandya, India.

So make a donation and tweet about your generosity: I support #Empowered Women! My #GivingTuesday donation to @WEConnection honors ________ https://weconnectinternational.networkforgood.com

Our goal is to reach $3,000 by the end of year so Click Here to Donate Now!

Are You Using the Women Owned Logo?
Walmart Research Shows Logo Is Good For Sales
Last year the Women Owned Logo was launched to enable consumers to identify those products supplied by Women Owned businesses during their shopping experience. Any product that bears the Women Owned logo is produced by a company that is owned and operated by a woman or women, as certified by WEConnect International or WBENC. Just last week we learned: it's good for sales! 

In spring 2016, Walmart took the logo to their shelves and featured six women-owned products in over 2,000 stores across the U.S. They found that features with signage drove higher sales and learned that clear signage made the difference.

So start using the logo! To start, get your business certified. Already certified? Just write logo@weconnectinternational.org to received logo files and guidelines. 

Many certified women's businesses have started using the logo on their branding. We recently profiled a number of them on our website. Click on each company name to learn more:

Dipsa Food in Colombia |  Nectar Fresh in India |   Ebby Rane in Canada

Women-Owned Success Story
Dr. Ibilola Amao (Nigeria) Honored by IWEC and Vital Voices
Dr. Ibilola Amao, owner of WEConnect International certified business Lonadek, was recently selected to participate in the Vital Voices 100 Retreat held on October 10-15 in California, USA. 

Through the Innovation Partnerships Initiative, Vital Voices partners with a select group of 100 of the most engaged and visionary members of the Vital Voices Global Leadership Network to develop tailored support to enable them to achieve their bold and innovative visions for changing their communities and countries. For the first time in Vital Voices' history, they are convening the most exceptional 100 women in their network through a strategic partnership with WEConnect International Corporate Member Johnson & Johnson. 

Featured Fall 2016 Events - Click on Images for More Info

More Events

WEConnect Academy Live: The Living Organization
Date: November 10, 2016
Location: Online

Intel Supply Chain Event - The Internet of Things
Date: November 15, 2016
Location: London, UK

WEConnect International in Costa Rica Annual Business Roundtable
Date: November 21, 2016
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

WEConnect International in China 2016 Marketplace
Date: December 8, 2016
Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

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