Dr. Suryani Motik
Executive Director For Indonesia, WEConnect International
WEConnect International in Indonesia 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.
WEConnect International certified women’s business enterprise Java Mountain Coffee is an indigenous social enterprise in Indonesia seeking to disrupt a 300 year-old coffee supply chain model established by men for men, under Dutch colonial rule. Today only 12% of the world's coffee is sustainably sourced according to Conservation International.
Java Mountain Coffee sells both farm fresh, quality micro roasted coffee and green coffee to retailers, hotels, supermarkets, cafes, importers and distributors locally and overseas. They have also established sustainable coffee partnerships with hotels, including WEConnect International corporate member Hilton Worldwide.
JAKARTA, bisniswisata.co.id: "WEConnect International perwakilan Indonesia berhasil menjaring 20 pengusaha wanita Indonesia untuk mengikuti program mentoring bisnis selama setahun penuh secara multi-media dan online yang menghubungkan semua usaha milik peserta untuk bersinergi dengan pengusaha wanita di seluruh dunia.
Di Indonesia dan negara Asean lainnya pihaknya menggelar program Asean Mentee dan berhasil menjaring 20 nominator pengusaha wanita Indonesia untuk mengikuti pelatihan secara multi media dan online.
WEConnect International successfully launched its Indonesia initiative on February 28, 2013 in Jakarta with a program that included panel discussions on public and private sector procurement and the critical role of women-owned businesses as suppliers.
“We are eager to work with women business owners in Indonesia interested in growing their companies and selling to multinational corporations,” said Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International.