Program Director, India
WEConnect International in India 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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Project DISHA, a three-year collaboration between the UNDP in India, IKEA Foundation, Xynteo and the India Development Foundation aims to equip one million women with the skills and knowledge to enhance their employability and help them secure jobs. A regional workshop on "Enabling Success for Self-Employed Women Entrepreneurs and Women-Led Enterprises" was organized with WEConnect International in India on 10th August as part of the collaboration.
This capacity building workshop was organized by WEConnect International in India and sponsored by Intel India, was held in Gurgaon on August 10, 2016.
During the workshop, Ambika Sharma, CEO of WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise Pulp Strategy, shared great insights on "SMEs and the effective use of Digital marketing." The session began with a Key Note speech by Anubha Grover – India Supplier Diversity Program Owner Global Supply Management, Intel India - where she shared Intel's Supplier Diversity vision 2020 and informed the participants about various initiatives taken by Intel India promote supplier diversity. Further, Srinivas Raghavan, Director Operations, IsecG India addressed the participants re-affirming Intel's supplier diversity vision and its quest to be a leader in the business by partnering with diverse supplier.
The Women Entrepreneurship Development Program (WEDP) is an initiative of WEConnect International in India corporate member Walmart India which was launched in April 2016. WEDP is aimed at equipping women with professional and life skills to build robust enterprises for women business owners in order to enhance their skills, capability and sustainability. As part of the program, WEConnect International in India and Walmart organized a workshop for participants in Delhi. The workshop covered the following topics:
Program Director, India