Press Releases

April 18, 2018

As of this month, WEConnect International is proud to extend Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification to women-owned businesses in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. 

WBE Certification offers a formal verification for corporations purchasing goods and services from women businesses owners that meets universal standards for certification. It ensures that said businesses are truly at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. Women-owned businesses in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands can also continue to self-register on the WEConnect International eNetwork.

“Supplier diversity is a really new part of the diversity landscape here in Europe,” says WEConnect International’s Executive Director for Europe Maggie Berry, “It’s exciting to be working with our corporate members who are leading by example to pioneer the inclusive sourcing movement in the region.”

April 02, 2018

On April 3rd, WEConnect International will host their 2nd annual Awards Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event will be attended by over 200 Fortune 500 corporate members, government officials, thought leaders, and philanthropic and civil society organizations, who are champions for women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment writ large.

December 06, 2017

On November 13, 2017 over 85 Speakers, 50 stalls, 1,650+ visitors, 150 Industry Thought Leaders, 30+ Outreach Partners and Women’s and Business Associations came together in Gurugram, India for ThinkBig 2017 to give a resounding yes to our shared vision of creating an inclusive ecosystem focused on women entrepreneurs.

The summit addressed the issues that women entrepreneurs face and discussed possible solutions and initiatives for tackling these issues. Women business owners had the opportunity to hear from and connect with government officials, industry thought leaders, high level corporate managers, and investors. This unique event allows women owned businesses to make connections that can lead to business growth and accessing corporate supply chains, as well as having unique access to experts from across banking and finance, women’s economic empowerment, and government sectors.