In Peru, WEConnect International is working with Market Connections to support and certify women business owners in the region.
Latin America Regional Forum and Showcase
“Connecting Women-Owned Businesses with Global Value Chains”
On March 26, 2015, WEConnect International will hold its first regional forum in Colombia to feature key speakers, training sessions, networking opportunities, and a trade fair. This event will also mark WEConnect International’s official opening in Colombia and feature its Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). Special recognition awards will be presented to WBEs, WEConnect International corporate members, and partnership organizations that have demonstrated exceptional success and leadership.
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.
WEConnect 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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