South Africa

Bootcamp2016

WEConnect International in South Africa 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 organisation in South Africa that provides the seal of certification uniquely to Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), and also, that connects these WBEs with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations across diverse industries. Our signature seal of certification is a formal guarantee to corporations that they are purchasing goods and/or services from South African businesses that meet universal standards for WBEs. Find out more.

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MatchmakingSAJan2017

WEConnect International in South Africa’s held a Match Making event for multinational corporate members and WEConnect International certified women business enterprises on 17 January 2017. Hosted at EY in Johannesburg, this event is the first in a series of quarterly match making events planned for 2017.

sayearend2016

(7 December 2016) Celebrating the successes of 2016 and looking forward to the opportunities in 2017, was the theme of the year-end event held by WEConnect International in South Africa on 2 December 2016. Hosted at WEConnect International corporate member EY in Johannesburg, the breakfast was attended by a group of over 50, including 22 representatives of women’s business enterprises and their invited guests, and corporate representatives: Hank van Rensburg of ABSA, Linda Basson, Mpumi Magagula, and Grace Seema of Accenture, Jacoba Schutte of EY, Nadine Schlebusch of Ingersoll Rand, Jacob Pretorius of Johnson & Johnson, and Lynn Turnbull and Marli Cilliers of Sodexo, as well as Miranda Isaakidis of corporate partner, Women Presidents’ Organization.  

Jean Chawapiwa

Executive Director, WEConnect International in South Africa

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