About Buyer Membership

WEConnect International members are large organizations committed to global supplier diversity and inclusion that help build sustainable communities by sourcing from women-owned businesses around the globe.

Why Buy From Women?

What WE Know About Women in the Economy

The real drivers of the economy are women —as business leaders, employees, consumers, and entrepreneurs. Investing in women can yield a significant boost in economic growth, otherwise known as “the gender dividend.” When women are made the focus in business decisions, communities will thrive.

Know the Stats

One-third of all privately owned businesses in the world are owned by women, yet women-owned businesses earn less than 1% of large corporate and government spend with suppliers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Globally, the average woman only makes 76 cents for every dollar made by men

Globally, women control $20 trillion in annual consumer spending and make over 85% of consumer purchasing decisions

 

  • Implementing full economic gender parity could add $526 billion to the GDP of Japan and more than $1.2 trillion to that of the United States.
  • When we provide access for women-owned businesses to competitively bid for procurement opportunities and invest in their growth, not only do we identify all of the best and most innovative suppliers, we also support inclusive and sustainable growth
  • More than 95% of consumers live outside of the U.S.

Current Member Buyers

Membership Benefits

WEConnect International provides members with the global database and resources required to develop and leverage a diverse and inclusive global value chain.

Business Growth

A ‘one-stop’, reliable and cost-effective way to identify women-owned businesses in 120+ countries and access WEConnect International certified women-owned suppliers in 46 countries.

Risk Management

Assistance in mitigating risk and validating reported efforts to spend with women-owned suppliers that meet the global criteria for 51 percent owned, operated and controlled.

Global Innovation

Access to cost-savings and innovative services through increased competition with suppliers that mirror your diverse customer base.

Vendor Development

Efficient, in-person and virtual networking opportunities to identify 10,000+ women-owned businesses through the WECommunity database and other global and local events.

Knowledge Exchange

A platform to engage employees through training and educational programs for women business owners to enhance their capacity to supply to corporations, increase their market value and reduce risk to potential buyers.

Brand Enhancement

Ongoing opportunities to amplify inclusive sourcing efforts and increase the visibility of your company through global and local media channels available to WEConnect International.

Leader Management

Access to the world’s largest network of leading experts and resources on best practices of supplier diversity and inclusive sourcing programs.

Global Impact

Opportunities to set your company apart from competitors in CSR/ESG efforts and demonstrate a commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, specifically goal #5 of Gender Equality and #17 of Partnerships for the Goals.

Top 10 Global Champions for SD&I

This ranking is made up of the some of the world’s largest corporations that have demonstrated their commitment to global inclusive sourcing, including minority, women, LGBT and disabled-owned businesses around the globe.

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Types of Buyer Memberships

global member

Plus 15

ANNUAL FEE

US $35,000

Seat on up to 15 National Advisory Councils (based on availability)

Access to Global Database

global member

Plus 10

ANNUAL FEE

US $30,000

Seat on up to 10 National Advisory Councils (based on availability)

Access to Global Database

global member

Plus 5

ANNUAL FEE

US $25,000

Seat on up to 5 National Advisory Councils (based on availability)

Access to Global Database

global member

Plus 1

ANNUAL FEE

US $20,000

Seat on 1 National Advisory Council (based on availability)

Access to Global Database

global member
ANNUAL FEE

US $15,000

No seats on the National Advisory Councils

Access to Global Database

Global

Associate Member

ANNUAL FEE

US $10,000

Access to monthly member calls, best practices

Region

Plus 1

ANNUAL FEE

US $15,000

Seat on 1 National Advisory Council (based on availability)

Region
ANNUAL FEE

US $10,000

Access to regional monthly calls, best member calls, best practices

Market

Plus 1

ANNUAL FEE

US $10,000

Seat on 1 National Advisory Council (based on availability)

Market
ANNUAL FEE

US $5,000

Access to market monthly member calls, best practices

advisory councils

Advisory Council Membership is at an enhanced level, designed to provide guidance and support to WEConnect International in the target market for member and women’s business enterprise development, as well as external advocacy, and provides members with greater access to resources, networking and support.

 

We currently have Advisory Councils active in the following markets:

  • Asia Pacific (Regional)
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Europe (Regional)
  • India
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Nigeria
  • South Africa
  • Turkey

 

Desired Member Profiles

Corporate member representatives with qualifying global or local membership who are passionate about empowering women to build sustainable communities through business development. For more information, please contact Michael Tobolski.

Current Member Buyer Testimonials

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Michael tobolski

Vice President

mtobolski@weconnectinternational.org