Tokyo – December 5, 2018 – WEConnect International hosted the first-ever conference on Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion in Japan thanks to support from three of its corporate members: Intel Corporation, Accenture, and Johnson & Johnson. The conference brought together stakeholders committed to women’s economic progress in Japan to share actionable efforts to engage in inclusive sourcing – specifically around how and why large corporate buyers can utilize the WEConnect International platform to connect with potential suppliers that are women-owned.
WEConnect International stood beside corporate members Accenture, Intel and Procter & Gamble (P&G) in South Africa on Sunday at the Mandela 100 Global Citizen Festival to announce new commitments in spend with women-owned businesses. Intel has committed to double its global commitment from $100 million to $200 million. Accenture has committed to spending $100 million with women-owned businesses in South Africa over the next three years. P&G announced it has completed its first $100 million commitment in only 1 year and has also committed to tripling its current spend with women-owned businesses in South Africa to $30 million over the next three years. These announcements complement and add to past WEConnect International corporate member commitments that represent over $1 billion in spend with women.
At WEConnect International, we know that when you empower women, you create sustainable change for generations to come. Today we are proud to share the latest data that showcases the power of women-owned businesses in our network to do just that. Women in the WEConnect International community continue to grow, connect and power economic development both globally and within their own communities. Have you joined the movement?