WEConnect International is happy to announce that Andrea Lizarzaburu has joined the Washington, DC team as Regional Director of Latin America and the Caribbean. In her new role, Andrea will be responsible for managing all initiatives and engagements in the region to support women’s entrepreneurship and connectivity to markets.
WEConnect International recognizes the tremendous value and potential of women-owned businesses in this region and offers certification in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Jamaica, and Peru. Women outside these countries also have the opportunity to self-register and utilize WEConnect International's eNetwork of more than 6,000 women business owners and corporate members.
Corporate member Johnson & Johnson recently launched The Africa Innovation Challenge to drive entrepreneurship and help advance promising consumer healthcare solutions. To be considered for an award, applicants must address at least one of the challenge categories:
- Promoting Early Child Development and Maternal Health in Africa
- Empowering Young Girls in Africa
- Improving Family Well-being in Africa
The submitted consumer health care solutions will be evaluated based on their ability to meet the following criteria:
WEConnect International corporate member Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was recently inducted into the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Hall of Fame for its support of supplier diversity and women’s business development. This national non-profit organization, which is in its eighth year of celebrating women-owned businesses and their advocates, named PG&E as the Corporate Leadership inductee at the annual awards program in Dallas on Nov. 29.