WEConnect International in Africa connects women-owned enterprises to corporations under their Supplier Diversity and Inclusion programs to gain equal access to global markets and financing to support inclusive and sustainable global growth. We offer networking & matchmaking events between member buyers and women entrepreneurs to catalyze connections between them.

We currently offer certification in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Frida Owinga

Africa Growth and Development Strategist


Brenda Moloi

Market Lead South Africa


Jéssica Manhiça

Africa Market Expansion Coordinator


Procurement Readiness Program by UPS

Welcome to the Procurement Readiness Program by UPS, an empowering initiative designed to equip women-owned businesses with the essential skills and knowledge to thrive in procurement processes. Through a comprehensive curriculum spanning five modules, participants will embark on a transformative journey to enhance their procurement capabilities and expand their opportunities for success.

Module 1: Understanding Procurement Readiness Gain comprehensive insights into procurement processes and challenges, laying the groundwork for success in the procurement landscape.

Module 2: Building a Strong Foundation for Procurement Success Reinforce your business foundation with strategic planning and enhanced financial management skills to optimize procurement outcomes.

Module 3: Navigating the Procurement Landscape Navigate procurement regulations, networks, and markets adeptly to seize opportunities and collaborations effectively.

Module 4: Crafting Winning Proposals and Strategies Learn to craft winning proposals and negotiate with confidence, positioning your business for success in procurement engagements.

Module 5: Member Buyer Roundtable and Networking Engage with buyers to expand opportunities and collaborations, fostering meaningful relationships for future procurement endeavors.

Join us on this transformative journey and unlock the pathways to procurement excellence. Apply now and take the first step towards realizing your full potential in the world of procurement!

Applications are due April 30th. Apply Now!

Moody’s Announces Collaboration with WEConnect International

Moody’s, the global integrated risk assessment firm, is delighted to announce the launch of the Empowering Women-Owned Businesses | Building Capacity for Sustainable Growth, a ground-breaking partnership with WEConnect International in South Africa, an organization that helps women business owners succeed in the global marketplace.

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For International Women‘s Day, we are proud to present the 2023 International Women‘s Month Inspirational Talks. This series of conversations will celebrate the success of Women-Owned Businesses across the world. We want to inspire women and encourage more success stories. Join us to celebrate the success of Women-Owned Businesses during International Women’s Month and be inspired by the stories of success from all over the world.

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