Buoyed by the reception of women entrepreneurs in Jamaica and significant interest from neighboring countries, WEConnect International expanded its network across the English-speaking Caribbean in August 2014.
WEConnect International launched in Jamaica in April 2013 with support from the U.S. State Department WEAmericas program. In just over a year, more than 160 women business owners from across the island joined WEConnect International as members, and more than a dozen women-owned businesses applied for and received international certification.
WEConnect International has developed a reputation in Jamaica for promoting greater market access for women entrepreneurs. The network has built a strong relationship with the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Industry Investment and Commerce with its work highlighted in the State Minister’s Sectoral Contribution on industry in the house of parliament in June 2014.
The value of WEConnect International’s entry into Jamaica is also highlighted by the 2013 WEVenturescope Report, which gave a perfect score to the country in the area of access to networks for women entrepreneurs.
Yaneek Page will oversee the expansion of WEConnect International in the Caribbean. Interested women entrepreneurs across the English speaking Caribbean can register to become members of the network by signing up online.
News and Events
Event: Women Entrepreneurs Speed Networking
We’re helping women make strategic connections to build their businesses in Jamaica. Join us for an evening of speed networking and prepare to make your WEConnection!
When: May 19, 2016 6pm-8pm
Where: Liguanea Club, New Kingston
The Gleaner: Using Business Networks To Grow Your Enterprise
Executive Director of WEConnect International in Jamaica Yaneek Page shares advice on networking and business growth.
“My general advice is that being a part of vibrant business networks can significantly enhance an entrepreneur and his or her business in several ways. Let me declare that my enthusiasm for this subject is influenced by my own positive experiences with networks and my expertise as a strategic networking trainer locally and internationally.”
Sensitization Meeting: WEConnect International Supports Women Business Owners in the Caribbean
Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Suite 18, Winchester Business Centre, 15 Hope Road, Kingston 10
This meeting is for Caribbean/Jamaican entrepreneurs who want to learn more about WEConnect International -- our global network of women entrepreneirs and how we support women entpreneurs too succeed in global markets.
Director for Jamaica, WEConnect International