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Top Story: We Need Your Support!
When WEConnect International was founded six years ago, we were supporting women business owners in just four markets. Today, we provide more than 6,000 women business owners in 100 countries with the skills, training and networks they need to succeed in global markets.
We can't do this without your support!
An online donation of just $15 today can pay for one woman business owner to attend a WEConnect Academy training. $1,000 could help us bring a woman business owner to an international trade show. Help us reach our October goal of $1,000 and make a difference in the life of a woman entrepreneur! We've already raised $140 - nearly enough for 10 women to attend WEConnect Academy.
Top Story: WEConnect International Corporations Earn High Marks!
The BUY UP Index is a new app that allows consumers to make purchasing decisions based on a company's demonstrated commitment to gender equality. The organization rates everyday brands and products and the companies behind them. Using a proprietary rating methodology, the BUY UP index assesses companies on four major areas: Women Employees, Women Leadership, Corporate Citizenship, and Marketing.
We are proud to say several WEConnect International corporate members earned A and B grades in their industry categories, and some earned top positions. Remarkably, Procter & Gamble received an A rating in three separate industries.
Click here to read the August 2016 edition of WEConnection.
Top Story: WEConnect International Day a Huge Success
We convened more than 200 women business owners, corporate representatives, and government officials from 18 countries to our annual WEConnect International Day conference in Orlando, FL, on June 20. The event provided a platform for all in attendance to make critical connections that lead to business deals and strengthen women's global economic empowerment.
Click here to read the July 2016 edition of WEConnection.
Top Story: Welcome Gabrielle Bishop
We are excited to welcome Gabrielle Bishop to the WEConnect International team! Gabrielle will serve as the Manager of Programs, Partnerships and Communications for WEConnect International in Canada, assisting Executive Director Astrid Pregel in connecting Canadian women-owned businesses with global value chains.
Top Story: Look Who's Coming to International Day!
More than 110 women business owners, corporate reps, and partners from 14 countries have registered for WEConnect International Day! What are you waiting for?
Click here to read the May 2016 edition of WEConnection
Top Story: Welcome New WEConnect International Staff!
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Greta Schettler as its new Vice President and Shade Ladipo as the new Executive Director of WEConnect International in Nigeria.
Greta will head up global efforts to scale our rapidly growing organization, lead our executive management team, and develop the performance driven culture. A proven executive and entrepreneur, she has a wealth of experience in designing and scaling efforts to advance women's economic participation and entrepreneurship through development, trade, economic, and international business initiatives.