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WEConnect International in Asia Pacific 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.

We currently offer certification in the following markets in the region: Australia, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, People’s Republic of China, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Vietnam.

Minnie Venkatachalam

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, SOUTHEAST ASIA & OCEANIA

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Eroshan Alagaretnam

REGIONAL DIRECTOR, SOUTH ASIA

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Richard Wong

MARKET LEAD, GREATER CHINA

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Miyuki Hirose

MARKET LEAD, JAPAN

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Cheryl Gray

REPRESENTATIVE, OCEANIA

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Khalya Karamina

MARKET LEAD, INDONESIA & PHILIPPINES

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Let’s make this happen!

Women play a key role in innovative economic development and business expansion in Asia and the Pacific. WEConnect International provides global reach to create local impact by connecting corporations with opportunities for women-owned businesses.!

Creating resilient supply chains powered by diverse business ownership is critical for competition, growth and innovation. Partnerships uplift and serve historically underutilised communities and economically disadvantaged and marginalised groups. At this event, we bring together leaders from diverse organisations, suppliers, buyers and policy leaders to share and gain knowledge, build connections and collaborate for better business and social outcomes.!

Register by 30 June for early bird discounts!

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Building an Ecosystem for Gender Inclusive Sourcing in Pakistan

Women in the workplace and women as business owners are essential drivers of inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction all around the world. Pakistan is a dynamic emerging economy, and women business owners stand ready to expand their reach through the production, distribution, and facilitation of innovative products and services.

This report, in partnership with the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council, the U.S. Embassy, Packages Group, the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and the Lahore University of Management Sciences, aims to provide unique insight into the state of gender-inclusive sourcing in Pakistan, and provide a blueprint for buyer representatives, women business owners, and other leaders in the business community to take action to expand market access for women to ensure Pakistan continues on its path toward inclusive, equitable, and resilient economic growth.

Research Report

Women’s Empowerment through Economic Inclusion Project in South Asia

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.

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Research Shows SINGAPORE BUSINESS WOMEN Can Lead to ECONOMY’s GROWTH

Accenture and WEConnect released their most recent research demonstrating the successful steps of Singaporean businesswomen in improving the nation’s economy. The report entitled “Businesswomen Grow Economies. Singapore is Next,” looks at the $95 billion opportunity that female entrepreneurship can contribute if given an equal chance to grow and thrive.

Singapore’s women entrepreneurs contribute to the economy in terms of innovation, revenue, job creation, community support and inclusive growth. The recommended steps in this report can help to address overcoming barriers, in turn enabling more women to realize their full potential and help significantly grow the economy.

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