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.
Thanks to the invaluable support from corporate sponsors, including ABSA, Accenture, Citi, Cummins, EY, ExxonMobil, Hilton, IBM, Ingersoll Rand, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto, and P&G, WEConnect International in South Africa held its most successful annual conference to-date on June 1st, 2018. Hosted by EY in Sandton for the third consecutive year, the event delivered a fast-paced and unforgettable day of exciting presentations, innovative demonstrations, and discussion.
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.