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October 05, 2017

WEConnect International is proud and excited to welcome two new corporate members! Strategic Staffing Solutions joined in August and McCormick joined in October, supporting WEConnect International in their mission to help women owned business succeed in global value chains.

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WEConnect is excited to move forward with our new members, and work together on promoting supplier diversity and inclusion! 

To view more information regarding Strategic Staffing Solutions diversity initiatives, visit their website here. To view more information regarding McCormick's supplier diversity, visit their website here.

September 20, 2017

Andrew Butler

(September 20, 2017) WEConnect International is thrilled to announce that Andrew Butler, the Associate Director of Supplier Citizenship & Innovation at Proctor and Gamble, has recently joined the Board of Directors. P&G is excited to play an integral role in shaping the vision and direction of global supplier diversity and inclusion with the support of WEConnect International’s members and leaders.

Andrew’s previous positions include Purchase Group Manager in Global External Supply Solutions and Corporate Supplier Diversity Manager.  He has an MBA from Xavier University and a B.S. in Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.

July 17, 2017

SourcingTransparencyWEConnect International has joined with The Economist in their Growth Crossings series about responsible supply chains and the ways to improve sourcing transparency. Co- Founder and CEO of WEConnect International, Elizabeth Vazquez, describes the reasons for women's inclusion in corporate supply chains and provides her guidance and participation in the project. The issue of gender in global value chains needs to be addressed and organizations such as WEConnect International are creating inclusive sourcing networks to connect women- owned businesses to corporate companies worldwide.

Watch the video here.

Download the full report here.