Washington, D.C. April 1, 2019 –WEConnect International, along with support from the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Disability:IN and the US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC), announced the 2019 Top 10 Global Champions for Supplier Diversity & Inclusion at its 10th Anniversary Gala. Pharmaceutical company Merck took the top spot alongside the following corporations listed in order of their ranking:
Few people have knocked down more gender-based barriers than Patricia Scotland. Her current role as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth is the latest ‘first’ in a career which has seen her become the first black woman to become Queen’s Counsel (QC), the first black woman ever to become a minister in the UK Government and the first woman to take up the position as Attorney General for England. At 35, she was also the youngest woman ever to be made a QC - and now – aged 63, is busy serving 53 countries as the first female Secretary-General of the Commonwealth.
March 27, 2019, Dhaka - A high-level Forum was hosted in Dhaka, Bangladesh today to discuss the business opportunity of linking women-owned businesses to local corporate value chains. The Forum is part of a technical advisory project titled “Corporate Connect: Strengthening Market Access for Women-Owned Businesses” and is implemented by the International Finance Corporation Group (IFC) and The Ministry of Commerce in Bangladesh. WEConnect International is the implementing partner of the program.