WEConnection, August 2017, Volume 24

Global Citizen Corporate Commitments 
WEConnect International recently announced at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany that Intel, IBM and Pfizer have pledged to spend an additional $300 million with women-owned businesses over the next three years. All three corporations are members of WEConnect International and are dedicated to global supplier diversity and inclusion and women's empowerment. 
UnitedSucces Symposium
WEConnect International partner, UnitedSucces, has just released their June 2017 Symposium video from Lisbon.  As an organization, they offer a group of credible women entrepreneurs who are interested in growing their businesses. They offer options to become a Member, FastLane Entrepreneur, or a Partner at:  http://www.unitedsucces.com. Enjoy the video to get an idea for how UnitedSucces Members work together to amplify a positive global impact. 
Photo Contest

The top five winners of the first ever WEConnect International photo contest were announced at WEConnect International Day in Las Vegas. Please help celebrate these women who represent business owners all around the world, are changing the lives of the people around them and making an impact in their community.
Great opportunities for Women's Entrepreneurship!

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim was on the stage at the G20 Summit with Ivanka Trump and other government leaders to formally roll out the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative ("We-Fi"), a World Bank facility focused on promoting women's entrepreneurship in developing countries.

Expansion of WEConnect International in Southeast Asia

WEConnect International is pleased to introduce its new outreach and events manager based in Singapore,   Janice Tham . With Janice's help, WEConnect International will be organizing activities in Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore and elsewhere in the Asia Pacific, as well as managing communications for women-owned businesses in the region.

We are planning to organize our first event in Vietnam in late September on the margins of the APEC meetings. Please contact Edith Cecchini, Regional Director for Asia Pacific at
ECecchini@weconnectinternational.org  for more information.

Trade Missions for Women in Asia to India

New market access opportunities for women business owners based in Asia are here! A trade mission to India will take place September 16-22, 2017, organized by local WEConnect International partners to connect women-owned businesses in Asia with each other. If you are interested in learning more, and are based in Asia, please email  SSharma@weconnectinternational.org for details.
Success Stories
Profiles in Success
Comunica was established in February 2013 and certified by WEConnect International in October 2016. It provides services in corporate communication: actions of i nternal communication, website development, publications, press office, and more. She is doing businesses with  Monsanto. See ho w WEConnect International has helped Rosana grow her business!
More Events

WEConnect International in Mexico Annual Forum
Date: September 20, 2017
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
WEConnect International in Europe WBE Day
Date: September 22, 2017
Location: Welwyn Garden City, UK
WEConnect International in Europe Annual Conference
Date: October 11-12, 2017
Location: London, UK
WEConnect International in Turkey Annual Conference
D ate: October 17, 2017
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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