The Google Supplier Diversity Team held its inaugural Global Launch on March 29, 2017. They welcomed over 300 small and diverse Irish businesses to learn more about their newly launched program and how Google buys. The video was created by certified women's business enterprise Glass Eye Productions. Louise Lonergan, owner of certified women's business enterprise Lonergan Corporate Gifts, is featured in the video. Google became a WEConnect International global corporate member in 2017.
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In "Gender Diversity: Would You Leave $12 Trillion on the Table?", Anne Tesch, Country Director of WEConnect International in Australasia, tells Procurious why gender diversity should be high on every company’s agenda. At the top of her list is McKinsey’s Global Institute's finding that $12 trillion could be added to the Global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. Economies most impacted (with GDP gains) would be India (16%), Latin America (14%), China (12%), and Sub-Saharan African (12%). Moreover, along with this social impact and others, there are numerous business benefits: