WEConnection, June  2017, Volume 22

International Day is just around the corner! Are you  ready?

Nearly 200 participants from more than 10 countries are registered for International Day, including women business owners, partners and representatives from member corporations:

BD, L Brands and Walgreenswill join, as well!

Never been to International Day? Join our final webinar!

Watch an overview of WEConnect International Day 2016 produced by certified women's business enterprise Working Title. You can also go to our website to learn more and register for our series of webinars designed to prepare you for International Day and the WBENC National Conference and Business Fair. See you in Vegas!


Registration Open for DWEN 2017  

Corporate member Dell is excited to host the 8th annual Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) Summit in San Francisco from July 17-18, 2017, with the Welcome Reception on Sunday, July 16. Over 150 female founders, CEOs, dignitaries, Dell Leaders and more will convene to connect and discuss today's pressing topics. Through inspiring keynotes, informative panels and innovative workshops, the 2017 DWEN Summit will be the go-to resource for support and solutions that facilitate entrepreneurship. 
In 2016, Cathi Coan, CEO of certified women's business Techway Services, participated in the DWEN Summit in South Africa. Her story was recently featured in Vanity Fair.

Apply Now for EY Entrepreneurial Women Europe Program

The EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program is an executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale - and then helps them do it.  This year-long program is designed for established, women-led businesses that are ready to scale operations and become global market leaders. Corporate member EY is accepting applications in Europe until July 10, 2017. 

Success Stories

Profiles in Success

Dr. Maymunah Yusuf Kadiri popularly referred to as "THE CELEBRITY SHRINK" in Nigeria, is a multiple award winning Mental Health Physician & Advocate. She is the Medical Director and Psychiatrist - In - Chief at Pinnacle Medical Services, Nigeria's leading and foremost Psychology and Mental health clinic prominent in the application of innovative clinical approaches in the management/treatment of a wide range of psychological, emotional, and behavioural related disorders. This year, she was nominated for the WEConnect International Greatest Social Impact Award.

A manda McKeith began Winnow Chocolates to explore her love of hand-made items and interest in food products in December 2013.  She fell in love not only with the traditional French technique of hand-tempering on marble, one which is rarely used by chocolate makers these days, but also with the scope of flavor combinations that are possible with chocolate. Realizing a gap in the Australian wedding favor market as well as custom-made corporate gifts motivated her to continue creating unique and delicious products, which can be used in a variety of different ways. This year, Amanda's company was nominated for the WEConnect International Award for Youngest Up and Coming Business. 

When Dilek Sultan Ayan (Turkey) fully bought the long-established FMT in 2011, the company was mostly providing price-focused services to companies that used fleet vehicles. Even though the company had a high turnover rate, it was losing money. After preparing an effective step-by-step business plan, she spent the first year working on creating a new market for potential customers with her team in order to equalize the services they were selling with the customer expectations while working on substantial business improvements. This year, Dilek was nominated for the WEConnect International Award for Fastest Growing Business.

Congrats to Our Award-winning Women's Business Enterprises

Madelaine Artavia Sotela, Arquitectura Arquenz, Costa Rica - Watch Now
Kay Douglas, Douglas Marketing Group, Canada - Watch Now
Melanie Medell, Melaire Linens, South Africa - Watch Now
Renée Safrata, VIVO, Canada - Watch Now

More Events
Date: June 13, 2017
Location: Webinar

Date: July 17-18, 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
WEConnect International in Mexico Annual Forum
Date: September 20, 2017
Location: Mexico City, Mexico

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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