In Peru, WEConnect International is working with Market Connections to support and certify women business owners in the region.



WECIThumb2014In 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.

April 14, 2015


Meet the Member-Exxon Mobil / Conoce a la Corporación Miembro-ExxonMobil
Lima, Peru

May 12, 2015


Launching Empresaras en Acción Training Program / Lanzamiento del Programa Empresarias en Acción
Lima, Peru

May 12, 2015


WEConnect International in Peru Annual Conference
Lima, Peru

June 4-5, 2015


Empresarias en Acción Training Program in Chincha / Empresarias en Acción en Chincha 
Chincha, Peru

June 18, 2015


Meet the Member-Coca Cola / Conoce a la Corporación Miembro-Coca Cola
Lima, Peru

September 17, 2015


Red Mujer Business Roundtable / Ruenda de Negocios Red Mujer
Lima, Peru

November 19, 2015


Women's Entrepreneurship Day / Día de la Mujer Emprendedora
Lima, Peru


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"

WEConnect International in Peru holds successful "Meet The Member" event with corporate member Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Lima, Peru. August 20, 2014 - Women business owners in Peru had the opportunity to meet with representatives from the Inter-American Bank including Fidel Jaramillo, Country Representative in Peru, who led an insightful presentation on their procurement processes and procedures. 

Sodexo makes strategic alliance with WEConnect International

Since last March, Sodexo Peru has been represented in the WEConnect International Council, Peruvian Chapter. This organization identifies educates, registers, and certifies business that are owned by one or more women, connecting them with multinational corporate buyers. 

Read more.


Products PeruWEConnect International wraps up successful Latin America event series with forum in Peru

Over two hundred Peruvian women entrepreneurs took part on April 11th in the Third Annual WEConnect International Forum held in Lima.

The event, “Incorporating Women into the Global Value Chains,” also gathered executives from leading global corporations and representatives from multilateral institutions. Senior Foreign Officer Jeffrey Hovenier attended in representation of the US Embassy.

“We doubled the number of participants from the 2nd forum last year.  Peruvian female business owners are an outstanding example of determination and entrepreneurship!” said Belisa de las Casas, Director for Latin America, WEConnect International.

The program featured a panel on how to understand procurement processes. The panel included Monica Lomba of Dell Latin America, Carolina Rouillon of Sodexo Peru, Carolina Costa of Pfizer Peru and Manual del Carpio of IBM.

There was also a matchmaking session and an expo where 18 women entrepreneurs certified by WEConnect International displayed their products and services.

The forum in Lima, which followed similar events in Brazil and Chile, was generously supported by the Inter-American Development Bank and the Rockefeller Foundation.

The event was widely covered by local media outlets.

Photo: Women business owners exhibit their products during the Third Annual WEConnect International Forum in Peru.




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