The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has given corporate member Walmart a 2016 Citizens award for Best Economic Empowerment Program. For 16 years the Citizens Awards has honored excellence in corporate citizenship. This year's winners show the significant positive impacts businesses make in communities around the world.
WEConnect International and UK-based, WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise OrangeDoor were recently highlighted in Dell's community blog. The article features an interview with Elizabeth Heron, founder of OrangeDoor. Says Elizabeth:
"I always endeavored to surround myself with supportive and likeminded business people and Dell has helped me unlock so many helpful relationships. Today I am supported by WEConnect [International], which has provided not only excellent professional networking but also exposure to other business owners who face similar challenges."
According to prtner Diversity Inc, WEConnect International corporate member Johnson & Johnson is launching the Africa Innovation Challenge, which is designed to find and support Africa-based entrepreneurs who are developing creative healthcare products and services. The challenge will focus on three target areas: early child development and maternal health, empowering young girls and overall family well-being.
The winners will be named in February and will receive funding of up to $100,000 and mentorship from Johnson & Johnson scientists, engineers and researchers.