WEConnect International Day 2015

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

More than 200 women business owners, corporate buyers, and government representatives from 14 countries around the globe will convene for a day of knowledge building and networking.

Participants 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

Learn more from the draft agenda provided below.



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More than 50 Corporate Reps Set to Attend WEConnect International Day

More than 50 reprensentatives from more than 20 multinational corporations are all set to join us for WEConnect International Day 2015. Check back often to see who else will be participating:


Accenture | The Boeing Company | Bristol-Myers Squibb | Chevron | Cigna | Conoco Philips | Dell

ExxonMobil | EY | Ferguson Enterprises | Genentech | Hilton | IBM | Intel | Merck | Monsanto

Nexus Direct | Pitney Bowes | Procter & Gamble | Roche | Southwest Airlines | TD Bank | Walmart



Canadian Minister Promotes Businesswomen's Contributions to Trade

(March 24, 2015) Canadian Minister of Status of Women Kellie Leitch will lead a trade mission to the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair and WEConnect International Day. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) owned by women contribute over $117 billion a year to Canada’s economy. The Canadian Government is committed to ensuring women play a greater role in our economic prosperity through programs such as Canadian Business Women in International Trade (BWIT), which focuses on helping women-led businesses grow overseas.

Read more.


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WEConnect International Day 2015 Draft Agenda

MONDAY June 22: Hilton Austin, 500 East 4th Street

7:30 AM

Registration Opens (6th Floor Foyer)

8:00 - 8:45 AM

Breakfast (Salon G)

8:45 - 9:30 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

• Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO & Co-Founder, WEConnect International

• Pam Prince-Eason, President & CEO, WBENC 

• Natalie Stirling-Sanders, ExxonMobil

9:30 - 10:15 AM

What's Your WEConnection?

• Round-the-Room introductions of business delegates

• Meet the WEConnect International country liaisons

10:15 - 10:25 AM

Profile in Success

Christy Cook of TeachMy (Canada) & Kara Valikai of Walmart

10:25 - 11:40 AM

Global Corporate Sourcing: Tips from Leaders

• Michael Robinson of IBM (moderator)

• Edward Tenorio of Dell

• Andy Butler of P&G

• Darlene Fuller of Sodexo

11:40 - 11:50

Profile in Success

Barbara Cendejas of MAcademy (Mexico) & Theresa Harrison of EY

Noon - 1:30 PM


Keynote: Kim K. Azzarelli, Co-Founder, Seneca Women 

1:30 - 1:45 PM

Feature Interviews: Canada & India Delegations

Meena Ballantyne, Status of Women Canada

Ratna Prabha, Government of Karnataka

1:45 - 1:55 PM

Profile in Success

Lilia Avendaño Montelongo of DIDCO (Mexico) and Dominica Groom of Marriott

1:55 - 3:15 PM

WBE Session I

How to maximize your certification and build strong corporate relationships.

3:15 - 3:30 PM


3:30 - 4:30 PM

WBE Session II

Your Profile in Success: peer-to-peer advice from fellow WBEs facilitated by Kerri Murphy and Belisas de las Casas

4:30 - 5:00 PM

Partners in Success

Resources to help your business


5:30 - 7:30 PM

Reception (Salon F)

Remarks at 6:15 PM by The Honourable K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, Parliament of Canada


WBENC National Conference 2015 Agenda Highlights

TUESDAY June 23 

9:00 - 11:00 AM

First Time Attendee Orientation

Noon - 2:00 PM

Kickoff Luncheon

2:15 - 3:45 PM

Workshop Sessions

4:00 - 6:30 PM

Welcome Reception and Silent Auction


8:00 - 9:30 AM

Business Fair Breakfast & General Session

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Business Fair Opening Ceremony

9:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Business Fair Open

12:45 - 2:15 PM

Business Fair Luncheon & General Session

2:30 - 5:00 PM

Business Fair Open

7:00 PM

Evening Reception


10:00 - 11:30 AM

Workshop Sessions

12:45 - 3:00 PM

Conference Lunch & Keynote Speaker

2:15 - 3:45 PM

Workshop Sessions

5:30 - 6:30 PM


6:30 - 9:00 PM

Tribute! Dinner & Awards Ceremony

9:00 - 10:00 PM

2016 Orlando Launch Party


Highlights from WEConnect International Day 2014

Pitch Perfect

The winner of WEConnect International’s Pitch competition with Jaeny Baik is Katie Day, from the High Heeled Leader. Katie impressed judges and the international day audience with her passion. Check out the video of her pitch!



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