WEConnect International in Nigeria identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States.
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Strong trade and cultural links exist between Nigeria and the United Kingdom borne from decades of post-independence relationships and alliances. WEConnect International in Nigeria took this historical bond into consideration when it decided to send a Nigerian Delegation to the WEConnect International Europe Conference which took place in the affluent District of Kensington, London. The Delegation had the theme “Nigeria, Ready for Global Business”, reflecting the goal of attracting more cross-border procurement opportunities to Nigerian WBEs.
Innovation represents one of the most potent methods for businesses to not just succeed but to succeed across multiple indicators including demand, market share, revenue, sales, and profits. The WEConnect International 2019 Conference in Nigeria Embracing Innovation for Business Success created the opportunity for Women Business Owners from around Nigeria to discuss the relationship between strategic innovation and the expansion of their businesses. With major support from ExxonMobil, WEConnect International brought together more than 250 female entrepreneurs, business leaders, speakers, stakeholders, procurement professionals, and media for a day of exciting presentations, vibrant panel discussions and insightful business connection sessions.
On Friday, September 20th, 2019 over 25 women business owners graduated from the Financing Your Growing Business Training Boot Camp in Lagos, Nigeria. The Training Program was implemented in partnership with WEConnect International and Moody’s Corporation through the Reshape TomorrowTM initiative.