October 26, 2015


Toronto – October 26, 2015

WEConnect International in Canada will convene multinational corporations, growth-oriented women entrepreneurs from across the country and high-ranking members of the Government of Canada, this November 12-13 at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Center Hotel.

WEConnect International in Canada’s annual “Power the Economy: Growing Women Owned Businesses in Canada” conference sponsored by the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) offers targeted education for business owners seeking to grow their businesses as well as a rich environment for corporations interested in diversifying their supply chains.


“This year’s robust agenda includes world leaders in supplier diversity and inclusion and inspirational keynote speakers,” says Astrid Pregel, Executive Director of WEConnect International in Canada and President of Feminomics. “The unique networking opportunities offered to women business owners are sure to lead to concrete business leads and future deals.”

WEConnect International’s member corporations represent over $1 trillion in annual purchasing power. Buyers and suppliers from BDC, The Boeing Company, the Coca-Cola Company, ExxonMobil, EY, IBM, Marriott, Merck, Walmart and many more will all be in attendance at the national conference. Certified women business enterprises will have the opportunity to meet potential buyers at the trade show on November 12.

Tickets are still available for this must-attend event of the year. For more information about the conference, go to www.weconnectinternational.org/canada-conference.

WEConnect International is a corporate driven global non-profit that facilitates sustainable economic growth by increasing opportunities for women-owned businesses to succeed in global value chains. The exclusive partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in Canada, the organization works with strategic partners, government agencies, corporate members, and outstanding women business owners to help the country’s women-owned businesses succeed in local and global value chains.

Cate Urban, Communications Manager
WEConnect International
Email: curban@weconnectinternational.org
Telephone: +1-202-810-6009