In July, WEConnect International launched its Women’s Business Enterprise certification in Japan at a kick-off event in Tokyo with support from its Corporate Members: Intel Corporation, Accenture, and Johnson & Johnson. The event brought together over 70 stakeholders committed to women’s economic progress in Japan to share actionable efforts to engage in inclusive sourcing. On December 5th, 2018 WEConnect International in Japan will host its First Conference to include several multinational and local corporations, high-level government representatives, thought leaders, and Japanese women entrepreneurs from a variety of different sectors.
SINGAPORE — 13 August 2018
WEConnect International is pleased to announce that its Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification is now available in Singapore to women-owned businesses that are ready to scale and grow in global value chains. WBE Certification offers a formal verification for businesses that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International’s certification is recognized by its 80 corporate members, primarily Fortune 500 companies, that have committed to sourcing more from women-owned businesses globally. These corporations represent over $1 trillion in annual purchasing power.
Watch the highlight video for the WBEP here.
On May 25, 2018, twenty Indian women entrepreneurs gathered at the Procter & Gamble (P&G) Campus in Mumbai to receive certificates and celebrate their graduation from the inaugural Women Businesses Empowerment Program (WBEP). As a part of P&G’s longstanding commitment to economic inclusion around the globe, the WBEP serves as a key milestone after the company’s recent announcement to source $30 million USD from women-owned business across India over the next three years.