WEConnection, July 2017, Volume 23

International Day 2017 Wrap Up! 
WEConnect International held our 5th annual International Day on June 19th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Over 70 corporate executives attended representing 37 of the world's largest corporations who were seeking to do more business with women- owned suppliers. These businesses were able to meet in person with corporations who are committed to supplier development and inclusive sourcing. This opportunity helped both the corporate members and the women-owned businesses grow their networks and engage with others.

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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 who are changing the lives of the people around them and making an impact in their community.

WEConnect Academy is back!
WEConnect International is re-launching its 10-module course, developed in conjunction with Walmart, exclusively for WEConnect International certified WBEs. This is a great resource if you're looking to engage with global corporations. It provides women business owners with a comprehensive overview of the different elements that make businesses successful when trying to do business with our corporate members. Combined with the insights and testimonies of sector experts, the courses also describe the various ways in which WEConnect International's resources and network can be leveraged to the advantage of women business owners. 

The virtual course is available in English and Spanish.

Exclusive for WEConnect International certified WBEs. Apply here
Success Stories
Freed Translations (previously webwide translations), a WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise, has been a Tier 1 supplier of member corporation PepsiCo for over 10 years. Now, after attending a WEConnect International event, they're connecting to member corporation Intel.

"We met STARK! Marketing, a long-term Tier 1 Intel supplier, at the inauguration of the WEConnect International certification program in Germany," said Corinne Frydman, Managing Director of Freed Translations. "It was obvious from the outset that we shared the same business and ethical values, and before the end of the event, we had decided to partner. 

Read more on how Freed Translations and STARK! Marketing have partnered.  
More Events

Date: July 17-18, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
WEConnect International in Canada Power the Economy Conference 
Date: September 7, 2017
Location: Toronto, Canada

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
Date: October 17, 2017
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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