HELENISA STELA PROSPERO BRASIL02(June 20, 2017) On June 19 in Las Vegas, WEConnect International hosted more than 200 corporate representatives, women business owners, partners and other champions of women’s economic empowerment. During the evening reception, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, announced the top five winners of the first ever WEConnect International photo contest for women business owners. 

Among the five finalists was Helenisa Stela Prospero, Director of certified women's business enterprise Optec, based in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil. With 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical market, today Helenisa not only serves clients but also manages her business: cabling, information security, moving from a large data center and IT consulting, are the solutions she knows and offers to her clients.

Helenisa's photo - "Whoever said that IT is not a woman's thing, doesn’t know Helenisa Prospero from Optec" - was a favorite among the WEConnect International team because it demonstrated that our women business owners are breaking gender stereotypes every day.

The competition isn’t over yet, though!

Now through December 31, 2017, the general public can vote for the finalists' photos - including Helenisa's - by making an online donation. In January 2018, two winners will be notified – the one that receives the most individual donations and one that receives the most donated funds overall.  Both will win a free ticket to WEConnect International Day 2018 in Detroit!  

So make your donation now via https://weconnectinternational.networkforgood.com/, and don’t forget to designate which photo gets your vote!  

Em portuguêse:

Quem disse que TI não é coisa de mulher, não conhece Helenisa Prospero da Optec.

Com 10 anos de experiência no mercado farmacêutico, hoje ela não só atende clientes como gerencia seu negócio: de cabeamento e segurança de informação, moving de um grande data center, até consultoria de TI, são as soluções que conhece e oferece aos seus clientes.