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March 13, 2017

WEConnect International corporate member releases its inaugural "Index of Women Entrepreneurs" today, stressing the crucial importance of "supporting conditions" from women entrepreneurs to thrive around the globe. The report found the following ten countries to have the strongest conditions and opportunities for women entrepreneurs:

March 10, 2017

pge FPIn a recent press release, WEConnect International Corporate Member PG&E announced record numbers in diverse spend. For the fifth straight year, diverse suppliers accounted for $2 billion-plus of the company’s spend and more than 40 percent of PG&E’s total spend for the fourth consecutive year. From the release:

"Over the last 36 years, PG&E has been committed to supporting a diverse supply chain. The company has developed one of the leading supplier diversity programs in the energy industry. In addition to maintaining high levels of spend with diverse suppliers, PG&E has focused on elevating the quality of its supplier diversity program by addressing key success factors for suppliers...

March 08, 2017

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WASHINGTON – WEConnect International marked International Women’s Day on Wednesday with the release of its new report, “The Business Case for Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion: The Critical Contributions of Women and Other Underutilized Suppliers to Corporate Value Chains” (https://weconnectinternational.org/images/Report.pdf). The report provides the world’s first comprehensive analysis of the value and the competitive advantages that come with diversifying global value chains.