WEConnect International in Asia connects women-owned enterprises to corporations under their Supplier Diversity and Inclusion programs. Our non-profit organization helps women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains, empowering women to have the same opportunity as men to design and implement business solutions that create wealth and ensure the sustainable prosperity of their communities.
WEConnect International in Asia identifies, educates, registers and certifies women’s business enterprises based in the region that are at least 51% owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers. We break down the barriers that prevent women business owners from connecting to each other and to new market opportunities, including connections to local and multinational corporate buyers.
Funded by the U.S. Department of States Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA), WEConnect International is implementing a 3-year regional project on Women’s Empowerment through Economic Inclusion. The project is being implemented in Sri Lanka, India, Maldives and Bangladesh.
Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Oceaniamvenkatachalam@weconnectinternational.org