Washington, D.C.
April 18, 2023

18 New Member Companies Join WEConnect International’s Global Network to Expand Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Efforts


Washington, D.C. – April 18th, 2023 – WEConnect International is proud to announce the addition of 18 new Member Buyers to its global network, a milestone for the organization as it continues to expand its supplier diversity and inclusion efforts. Our new members represent a diverse range of industries, including financial services, retail, healthcare, and technology. Collectively, they are committed to bringing meaningful, sustainable economic opportunities to women-owned businesses around the world.

“We are delighted to welcome these new members to our global network of buyers,” said Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO, and Co-Founder of WEConnect International. “We are committed to creating economic opportunities for women-owned businesses, and these new members are joining us to help make that mission a reality. We look forward to working with them to achieve our shared goal of creating positive economic and social impacts through procurement.”

The new 2023 Member Buyers include:

Global: Abbott, ANZ, Astellas, DHL, FIS Global, Hilton, IFF, Kantar, McDonald’s MSCI Ltd, Sagility Health, UNFI, and Verizon.

Regional: Audi (VW) (Regional: Europe), Harley-Davidson (Regional: APAC), and Vertex Pharma (Regional: Europe).

Market: Lihini Seafood (Sri Lanka), TIAA (Market: India).

We congratulate our new members on their commitment to promoting supplier diversity and inclusion by joining our global network and collaborating with us to increase their access to all of the world’s best suppliers. By working together, we can positively impact the lives of women-owned businesses around the world.


About WEConnect International

WEConnect International is a Washington, D.C., member-led, global non-profit that brings motivated, large corporate, multilateral, and government buyers together with qualified women-owned suppliers around the world. It works with over 180 multinational buying organizations, with over US$3 trillion in combined annual purchasing power, that have committed to sourcing more products and services from women-owned businesses based in over 140 countries. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women’s business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International provides Women’s Business Enterprise certification in over 55 countries that represent 70% of the world’s population. https://weconnectinternational.org/