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Join WEConnect International for an evening celebration where we will honor the work of our corporate members and women's business enterprises, as well as our partners and supporters in the women's economic empowerment space.

The event will be attended by over 200 of our Fortune 500 corporate members, government officials, thought leaders, and philanthropic and civil society organizations, who are champions for women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment writ large.

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     April 3, 2018 - Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC

   6:00 PM - 7:15 PM


   • VIP Speaker

Corporate executive will kick-off WEConnect Gala

   • Entertainment

Jazz musician providing background music

   • Storytelling area/displays: Our Mission in Motion

WEConnect will display storyboards illustrating the impact of our work

   • Silent Auction Ongoing

Bid on a trip to an exciting location! Proceeds will go to support the work of WEConnect international

   • Networking

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with government officials, women business owners and corporate executives

   • Hors-d'oeuvres and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be served

   • Reception concludes - doors to Ballroom open

   7:15 PM - 9:30 PM


   • Welcome Remarks by Emcee

Welcoming Address by Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder, WEConnect International

   • Live Entertainment

           SHELITA BURKE, #14 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart!

   • Distinguished Champion Award

   • Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year Award

   • Special Announcements

   • Live Entertainment 

          SHELITA BURKE, #14 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Chart!

   • Corporation of the Year Award

   • Announcement– Winners of Silent Auction and Time for Additional Networking 

 *The program will be updated as more information becomes available, so please continue to check back periodically for updates.

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