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.
WEConnect International welcomes Peter Zerp of Accenture to its Board of Directors. Peter is the Program Lead in Latin America, Africa and parts of Europe for Accenture's Procurement, Global Supplier Inclusion & Diversity program. He has been with the company since 2007. Peter is a passionate advocate for supplier diversity and inclusion and the role that WEConnect International plays. He is based in The Netherlands and speaks English and Dutch.
Executive Director of WEConnect International in the Caribbean Yaneek Page recently shared tips for retailers on "Cashing In On Christmas" in a recent article in The Gleaner. Writes Page:
"We're a few short weeks away from Christmas, and for many retailers, this time of year is as nerve wrecking as it is exciting. It is exciting because it's the peak season for consumer shopping, which results in drastic increases in sales for many businesses. However, it can be just as nerve wrecking because the level of customer patronage at this time can literally make or break some businesses."