(New York, NY)—WEConnect International announced today that they will be partnering with UN Women to support the implementation of the flagship program Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs. The flagship aims to create both a demand for goods and services supplied by women-owned businesses by fostering gender-responsive public and private procurement, and a robust supply by addressing the gender gap in access to entrepreneurial skills and finance.
(New York, NY)—WEConnect International, a global non-profit that connects women’s business enterprises with global market-access opportunity, announced that its CEO & Co-Founder Elizabeth A. Vazquez will be ringing The Closing Bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this Friday, March 8th, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019. WEConnect International corporate member representatives from Accenture, Citi, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Dun & Bradstreet, EY, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., IBM Corporation, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kelly Services, Marriott International, Inc., Pfizer, P&G, The Boeing Company, UPS, and others along with certified women’s business enterprises MediaFace and Lulubelle & Co will join Vazquez in showcasing their enduring commitment to women’s economic participation.
Two new award recipients were announced today for WEConnect International’s 10th Anniversary Gala on April 1st in Washington, DC. In addition to the annual Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year Award, WEConnect International will also introduce the inaugural WECatalyze Award to honor the bipartisan Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act that aims to empower women entrepreneurs in developing countries to overcome gender-related barriers to economic growth.