As the focus on women as leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators and job creators continues to grow, the global movement of Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 has officially released "The EBW100 List of Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide." We are proud to announce that WEConnect International CEO & Co-Founder Elizabeth A. Vazquez made this prestigious list, which includes Richard Branson, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, Ariana Huffington, Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Malala Yousafzai, and Muhammad Yunus.
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The following interview with WEConnect International CEO and Co-Founder Elizabeth A. Vazquez was originally posted on Women of Note from WSJ.noted:
Tell us about your professional background.
As the CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, I get to work with the largest corporations in the world and support their efforts to buy more products and services from women-owned businesses. I get to spend time on the ground with our local representatives in 17 countries and listen to the visions of the most inspirational entrepreneurs in the world. I get to open doors between buyers and sellers and work with passionate parters from the public sector and private sector to help make business connections every day. The opportunities for impact are limitless. I love my job!