WEConnect International provides members with the global database and resources required to develop and leverage a diverse and inclusive global value chain.

 

Business Growth Risk Management Global Innovation  Vendor Development

BUSINESS GROWTH

A ‘one-stop’, reliable and cost-effective way to identify women-owned businesses in 100+ countries and access WEConnect International certified female-owned suppliers in 45 of those countries (as of 2019).

RISK MANAGEMENT

Assistance in mitigating risk and validating reported efforts to spend with women-owned suppliers that meet the global criteria for 51% owned, operated, and controlled.

GLOBAL INNOVATION

Assistance in mitigating risk and validating reported efforts to spend with women-owned suppliers that meet the global criteria for 51% owned, operated, and controlled.

VENDOR DEVELOPMENT

Efficient, in-person and virtual networking opportunities to identify women-owned businesses through the eNetwork database and other global and local events.

 

Knowledge Exchange

 

Brand Enhancement

 

Leader Engagement

 

Global Impact

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE

A platform to engage employees in training and educational programs for women business owners to enhance their capacity to supply to corporations, increase their market value, and reduce risk to potential buyers.

BRAND ENHANCEMENT

Ongoing opportunities to amplify inclusive sourcing efforts and increase the visibility of your company through global and local PR/media channels available to WEConnect International.

LEADER ENGAGEMENT

Access to the world’s largest network of leading experts and resources on best practices of supplier diversity and inclusive sourcing programs.

GLOBAL IMPACT

Opportunities to set your company apart from competitors in CSR/ESG efforts and demonstrate a commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically goal #5 of Gender Equality and #17 of Partnerships for the Goals.

 


 

WEConnect International members are large procurement organizations that share similar values, looking to build sustainable communities through the empowerment and sourcing from women-owned businesses around the globe. They have committed to:

  • Support and promote WEConnect International's vision and mission
  • Have a global supplier diversity program in place, or demonstrate plans to initiate an inclusive sourcing program
  • Promote business opportunities with women's business enterprises certified by WEConnect International
  • Designate a senior representative as a point of contact for WEConnect International
  • Actively participate in WEConnect International activities, including committees, where applicable
  • Track and report purchases from women's business enterprises, as total spend and as a percentage of total spend, on an annual basis, where available
  • Refrain from sharing or using any information from the WEConnect International eNetwork for any purpose other than the sourcing of goods and services
  • Pay a WEConnect International annual membership fee

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