"Barriers that keep women suppliers from winning business are barriers to economic growth itself. Women who supply products and services are drivers of the economy locally and globally. They invest the majority of their income back into their families and communities. If men and women participated equally in the global economy, the global GDP could increase by as much as US$28 trillion.
"President, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International Elizabeth A. Vazquez discusses the biggest challenges that women around the world face when trying to start and grow a business, and the one thing that they all want the most. Vazquez also talks about how watching her mother host Mexico’s “first yard sale” while she was growing up taught her the value of entrepreneurship for changing women’s lives, and the fundamental mental shift that many businesswomen need to make to reach their potential."
The Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) announced its 2016 Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) at the 2016 Summit and Salute in Phoenix, Arizona on March 24. America's Top Corporations for Women's Business Enterprises is the only national award in the U.S. honoring corporations with world-class programs that create level playing fields for WBEs, which compete for corporate contracts. In addition to offering equal access to business opportunities, Top Corporations generate and conduct a high volume of business with WBEs. These top corporations are leaders in their industry and partner with women business owners throughout the U.S.