Press Releases

November 27, 2019

Who: WEConnect International

What: Think Big! Women Entrepreneurs Conference

When: Friday, 6th December, 8:30 am -- 4:30 pm

Where: Lalit Mumbai, Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai

Women account for over $20 trillion in spending per year and are involved in over 80 percent of consumer purchasing decisions worldwide.  The real drivers of the economy are women—as business leaders, employees, consumers, and entrepreneurs. And yet, globally women-owned businesses earn less than 1 percent of the money spent on vendors by large corporations and governments.

ThinkBig! is WEConnect International’s signature annual event in India. It brings together some of the largest corporations in the world and female business owners from across the region, creating opportunities for greater market access for women-owned businesses. ThinkBig! serves as a platform for women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment as well as corporate engagement around inclusive and impactful sourcing and corporate social responsibility initiatives.

WEConnect International in India identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51 percent owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International connects women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States. Globally, there are approximately 224 million women entrepreneurs worldwide who participate in the ownership of nearly 35 percent of privately-owned firms in the formal economy. 

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For more information or media interviews, please contact, Angela Walker, VP of Communications, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or +1-202-446-8840.

For corporate membership, contact Michael Tobolski, VP of Member Development, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or online at https://weconnectinternational.org/en/corporate-membership/membership-opportunities

For details on self-registering as a Women Owned Business or becoming a certified Women Business Enterprise, please contact Krithika Ram, Program Director for WEConnect International India, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

October 23, 2019

(TORONTO, Canada) October 23, 2019 - On October 25th, 2019, WEConnect International in Canada will host its annual Power the Economy conference in Toronto, Canada for women-owned businesses, multinational corporations, senior government officials, and partner organizations supporting the growth of women's entrepreneurship across Canada. This conference expands opportunities for women-owned businesses in Canada while also providing the business case for gender-inclusive sourcing and business connection opportunities for all attendees. WEConnect International in Canada is proud to partner with presenting sponsor BDC to amplify the impact of public-private partnerships throughout Canada and globally.

October 17, 2019

Washington, D.C., October 17, 2019—WEConnect International is excited to announce Randstad N.V. as its first Dutch-based corporate member. The partnership indicates the acceleration of diverse procurement initiatives outside of the U.S. and strengthens Randstad’s commitment to promoting supplier diversity and economic inclusion in the global value chain.