In Chile, WEConnect International is working with Mujeres Empresarias to deliver WEConnect International certification. Mujeres Empresarias is an organization that supports women business owners in all stages of entrepreneurship and represents an innovative network for women that facilitates their economic development and entry into the business world.

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Success Chile

"We closed a deal with Sodexo. The differentiating factor was the WEConnect International certification."  Carolina Valdivieso, Owner and General Manager, Promociones CB.
"Cerramos negocio con Sodexo. El factor diferenciador fue estar certificada por WEConnect International." Carolina Valdivieso, Dueña y Gerente General, Promociones CB.

"We just signed a contract with Pfizer thanks to our certification."   Francisca Riesco Valdés, General Manager, Caramelovending.
"Acabamos de cerrar contrato con Laboratorio Pfizer gracias a la certificación." Francisca Riesco Valdés, Gerente General, Caramelovending.


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Foro Anual de WEConnect International en Chile 2016

25 de Octubre del 2016

Apply for VV GROW Fellowship by January 31, 2016

Are you a woman business owner of a small or medium enterprise? Do you want to grow your business and positively impact your community? Are you operating in Latin America? Learn more about the Vital Voices GROW Fellowship and how to apply for the 2016-2017 fellowship here:!


Foro Anual de WEConnect International en Chile

“Incorporando a Mujeres Empresarias en Cadenas Globales de Valor” “Incorporando a Mujeres Empresarias en Cadenas Globales de Valor” 

Miércoles 27 de Mayo del 2015, 8:30 a.m. | Just People, Apoquindo 5400| Las Condes, Santiago

En este evento de talla internacional, las mujeres propietarias de empresas tendrán la oportunidad de conocer los procesos de compra de grandes corporaciones, y cómo la certificación les puede ayudar a convertirse en proveedoras de corporaciones multinacionales...



In Conjunction with the WBENC National Conference, WEConnect International Presents International Day 2015 

Date: Monday, June 22, 2015
Location: Austin, TX

If your company is interested in the U.S. Market, seeks international business relationships, or wants to grow and expand, please join us for WEConnect International Day!

You will leave the conference with:

  • New contacts from potential business clients and partners
  • Stronger relationships with women business owners and corporate members in the WEConnect International network
  • Advanced knowledge, tools, and resources for leveraging the contacts and your network for future business success

Please NoteThis event is a by invitation only event. Anyone who registers is subject to verification and only a written confirmation from WEConnect International will be accepted at the door. Guests whom are not invited by WEConnect International will be put on a wait list to be confirmed a week prior to the event based on space availability. 

Register now for International Day and for the WBENC National Conference.

2015 LAF Braz Chile PeruFirst Latin American Regional Forum
"Connecting Women-Owned Businesses with Global Value Chains"

On March 26, 2015, WEConnect International held its first regional forum in Colombia featuring key speakers, training sessions, networking opportunities, and a trade fair.  This event also marked WEConnect International’s official opening in Colombia and features its Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). Special recognition awards were also presented to WBEs, WEConnect International corporate members, and partnership organizations that have demonstrated exceptional success and leadership. 

See photos from the event on Facebook!

Read more about the event in the news:

  • EFE: "WEConnect International llega Colombia para impulsar a mujeres empresarias"
  • El Espectador: "Una red que ayuda a las mujeres empresarias"
  • El Economista America: "Empresarias colombianas se vincularán a grandes cadenas globales de valor"
  • Entorno Inteligente: "Empresaras globales, tras negocios con firmas de mujeres"
  • KienyKe: "Ella empezó con un restaurante casero y hoy provee a cinco multinacionales"

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WEConnect International holds successful forum in Chile

With the US Ambassador in attendance, WEConnect International gathered over 100 women business owners and business leaders in Santiago to network and discuss the landscape for women entrepreneurs in Chile.

The event, held on April 9th, was generously supported by the Inter American Development Bank. The institution was represented by Eddy Linares, Chief of Operations.

Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO of WEConnect International, welcomed participants and stressed her organization’s commitment to support women entrepreneurs globally.  Representatives from Walmart Chile, CESAM Sodexo, and Manpower offered insights into the operation of supply chains and entrepreneurship at a panel moderated by Belisa de las Casas, Director for Latin America at WEConnect International.

“Many changes are happening in Chile that are inspiring other nations to incorporate women in various fields,” said US Ambassador Mike Hammer.

After the forum, women entrepreneurs certified by WEConnect International had the opportunity to participate in a matchmaking session with leading global corporations, including Walmart Chile, Sodexo, Manpower, Pfizer, and Telefónica.

WEConnect International will hold another forum for women business owners in Lima, Peru, on April 11th. Prior to the forum in Chile, WEConnect International hosted an activity for women entrepreneurs in Brazil on April 7th.

Photo: L to R: Francisca Valdés, Director for Chile for WEConnect International; Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO of WEConnect International; Michael Hammer, US Ambassador to Chile, and Belisa de las Casas, Director for Latin America for WEConnect International.




WEConnect International and AmCham Chile sign cooperation agreement

Santiago, Chile, April 9, 2014 - Katheen Barclay, president of AmCham Chile, and Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO of WEConnect International, sign a MOU to promote the interests of women business owners.

Read more about the ceremony.







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