South Africa
August 20, 2019


With the support of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), International Finance Corporation and WEConnect International have partnered to promote market access opportunities for women-owned enterprises in emerging markets.

The partnership aims to increase the overall number of corporations that source goods and services from women-owned businesses. Activities include peer-learning sessions for companies on the business case for sourcing from women and approaches from corporations with diverse and inclusive global value chains.

As part of the partnership, a roundtable was held in February 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa, convening corporations and financial institutions seeking to start or expand their gender-inclusive sourcing efforts and address the challenges faced by women suppliers. Read full brief…