Centroamérica/Caribe

WEConnect International certifica a empresas pertenecientes a mujeres en al menos un 51% en Centro América y en el Caribe angloparlante. La presencia más fuerte de WEConnect International se encuentra en Costa Rica, pero a través de programas como la Aceleradora WEAmericas, en la que trabajamos en alianza con Thunderbird for Good,  WEConnect trabaja para identificar y apoyar empresas con potencial de crecimiento que puedan beneficiarse de una herramienta como la certificación de Empresa de Mujer [Women-Owned]. 

ForoCR2017 4En el marco de los eventos organizados por WEConnect International, el Foro Anual es uno de los encuentros más importantes porque reúne a empresarias y miembros corporativos con el único objetivo de lograr nuevas conexiones y explorar oportunidades de negocio entre ellos. El pasado 20 de octubre de 2017 se realizó en la ciudad de San José de Costa Rica, el Foro Anual “Conectando Innovación con Oportunidad” en las instalaciones del Hotel Marriott. Un evento privado donde intervinieron cuatro panelistas, cabeza de los departamentos de compras de grandes multinacionales como Pfizer, Marriott, Citi y Walmart. Adicional se contó con la intervención de La Promotora del Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica PROCOMER, un aliado estratégico de WEConnect International en la labor crear puentes para que nuestras empresarias accedan a nuevos mercados.

CRSourceCropped(June 27, 2017) WEConnect International recently held its first ever photo contest for women-owned businesses. We received nearly 100 entries from 11 countries and named 5 finalists who are now in the running for a grand prize.  Though CR Source’s entry was not chosen for the final round, we wanted to share their photo and a little more about the company. In their own words:

"Our company CR Source S.A. is located in Costa Rica, though we exclusively represent a dental laboratory in Colombia. We import and distribute their products in all territories. Our main customers are the best drugstores and retail stores leaders in market such as: Walmart, Automercado, Fischel among other important chains. We have been in the market since 2012. "

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Florex SilviaChaves5 cropped(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 Silvia Chaves, Vice President of certified women's business enterprise Florex, based in San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica. The company produces and markets environmentally friendly cleaning products and services. It is leader in Central America in designing and developing cleaning products by eco-friendly formulas, which satisfy the cleaning needs at home and industry in the Central American region.

Florex has been concerned with achieving development in harmony with nature, that is the reason it keeps in a constant process of research, innovation and improvement in environmental performance. Also, as part of the ecological philosophy, it provides assessment services to the institutional and private sector, that helps detect fallacies in cleaning and explains the advantages of switching to environmentally friendly cleaning practices

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Directora Regional para América Latina y el Caribe
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Gerente de WEConnect International en México
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Corporativas para América Latina y el Caribe 
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Gerente de Relaciones
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Gerente de Relaciones
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en Chile, Brasil y Argentina