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January 30, 2017

cyberwebinar2017You will be hacked. What steps are you taking to mitigate the risk?  

Protecting yourself and your business from social engineering – updates from cyber security experts.  

Join WEConnect International in Canada’s certified women’s business enterprises, MAKO Corporation and XAHIVE, as they provide insights into cyber security challenges facing businesses in 2017 and beyond.    

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January 23, 2017

Prescod Chelsea fpWEConnect International is excited to announce Chelsea Prescod as the new Country Director of WEConnect International in Canada. Chelsea brings an eclectic professional and entrepreneurial career that inspires and motivates others into action. As an entrepreneur, she has focused her energies to create messages and stories capable of moving any audience on a wide scale. Her varied experiences have given her a people-centric mission, able to effectively manage the needs of diverse stakeholders and leaders across multiple sectors, public, private and not-for-profit. 

We are extremely grateful for the roles Astrid Pregel and Gabrielle Bishop have played in strengthening our presence in Canada, and look forward to working with Chelsea to expand our network even more.

Learn more about our activities in Canada, and follow WEConnect International in Canada on Facebook and Twitter.

January 22, 2017

Page Yaneek FPExecutive Director of WEConnect International in the Caribbean Yaneek Page recently shared advice on how and why small businesses should create advisory boards in a recent article in The Gleaner. Writes Page:

"A large number of businesses rely exclusively on a single individual, usually the sole proprietor, for strategic management, governance and all aspects of leadership. That individual is typically the businesses' sole source of knowledge, expertise and experience to influence critical decision-making.

It is an extremely tall order for any one person to fulfill. It should, therefore, come as no surprise that when compared to a company with a well-functioning, qualified and effective board of directors, a small business with no board is likely at a significant disadvantage."

Read the article.