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April 2017

Top Story: Be Like Josée Dufour and Connect with BIG Corporations!

In 2016, Josée Dufour - owner of Axiomatic in Canada - traveled to Orlando to attend WEConnect International Day and the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair. The trip paid off when she met with WBENC member corporation CBRE Group. Says Josée:

"I had previously initiated discussion with CBRE before the conference. However, meeting them in person gave me more inside information on how best to pursue contracts with them and also gave me a better understanding of the way these industries operate. The rep also put me in contact with the local person in Canada. Making the sale rests solely on yourself. Certification gets you in front of the corporations and the support WEConnect International provides helps to guide you through the process of dealing with big corporations. Nonetheless, you are the one who ultimately has to make the difference."

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March 2017

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Top Story: WEConnect International Releases New Report

We're celebrating International Women's Daywith the release of our new report, "The Business Case for Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion: The Critical Contributions  of Women and Other Underutilized Suppliers to Corporate Value Chains." The report provides the world's first comprehensive analysis of the value and the competitive advantages that come with diversifying global value chains and buying from women-owned businesses. I want to thank WEConnect International corporate members Accenture, Hilton Worldwide, IBM, Intel, PG&E and Walmart for their invaluable contributions to report.  

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February 2017

Top Story: How Are You Using the Women Owned Logo to Promote Your Business?

Tell us how you are using the Women Owned logo to promote your WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise for a chance to be featured in our success stories, WBENC's Women-Owned Wednesdays blog, and/or the Women Owned Logo website. A number of businesses have already been featured, including: Dipsa Food, Java Mountain Coffee, and Nectar Fresh. Women Owned is an initiative to enable consumers and buyers to identify products created and services provided by Women Owned businesses. When you see the logo, you know that the company is owned and operated by a woman or women, as certified by WBENC or WEConnect International. Send your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are a certified business that is not using the logo yet, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as well, and we'll help you get started.

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January 2017

Top Story: Be the Star of the Show at the WEConnect International Symposium and Gala!

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Attention WEConnect International certified women business owners - How would you like to have your business featured at the WEConnect International Global Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Symposium or Gala in March?  

Please create a 60-seconds (or less) video showcasing how we have been of value to you and your WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise and post it on our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/WEConnection/  

Please note that all postings are reviewed by WEConnect International staff before going live, so you will not see the video go up immediately.  

For those who do not have access to Facebook, please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a link to where the video is saved and we will post it on our page after reviewing.  

The deadline for entries is February 16, 2017, so act fast!

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December 2016

Happy Holidays from WEConnect International!

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November 2016

Top Story: Honor an #Empowered Woman Entrepreneur for #GivingTuesday

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Help us connect women business owners with global opportunity and honor a woman business owner for #GivingTuesday 2016 with a donation to WEConnect International.  

Your donation will directly support our programs and change the lives of women business owners in 100 countries. We'll empower thousands of women who are changing the world through entrepreneurship - women like Chaya Nanjappa (in photo) , whose honey business employs tribal farmers in Mandya, India.  

So make a donation and tweet about your generosity: I support #Empowered Women! My #GivingTuesday donation to @WEConnection honors ________ https://weconnectinternational.networkforgood.com  

Our goal is to reach $3,000 by the end of year so Click Here to Donate Now!

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