Nearly ten WEConnection International corporate members are participating in the 2017 Bloomberg Financial Services Gender-Equality Index (BFGEI). According to Bloomberg, "All [BFGEI companies] demonstrated dedication to disclosure and best-in-class social policies and practices, providing Bloomberg with data across areas such as gender-equal compensation, supplier diversity programs, and retention rates of women clients."
In a recent, provocatively titled article, "Are Millennials, Generation Z Too Lazy For Entrepreneurship?", Executive Director of WEConnect International in the Caribbean Yaneek Page identifies the strengths and weaknesses typically assigned to individuals born between 1980 and 2004 and how those traits can create opportunities and challenges to young people considering entrepreneurship. Writes Yaneek:
In line with the UAE's commitment to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda, the UAE Gender Balance Council recently hosted a successful three-day workshop to accelerate the implementation of SDG 5 – "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls," as part of "SDGs in Action @ WGS." CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International Elizabeth A. Vazquez was present for the event in her capacity as a member of the UN High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment. Commenting on the event, she said: