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January 2016

Top Story: Join the #Buy16in16 Campaign!

Everyone is a buyer. When you make a trade or spend money, you are voting for the world you want. Join the #Buy16in16 campaign and start shopping with purpose!

We are challenging all buyers to purchase at least 16 products or services from 16 different women-owned businesses in 2016. Whenever you make a purchase, let us know on Twitter using #Buy16in16 , include a photo, and let us know your progress.

Click here to read the January 2016 edition of WEConnection.

December 2015

Top Story: Maggie Berry is Market Lead of the Year

Maggie is the Executive Director for WEConnect International in Europe and joined the team in December 2012 - she has lead responsibility for the management, leadership and development of WEConnect International in Europe. Her role involves developing corporate and public sector support as well as growing and developing the database and network of registered and certified women business owners across the UK and Europe.

Click here to read the December 2015 edition of WEConnection.

November 2015

TOP STORY: WEConnect International in Mexico Forum

WEConnect International in Mexico hosted its 4th anual fórum on November 6 in Mexico City. The event was very well attended by more than 120 people including women business owners, corporate members and government officials. The forum was a great opportunity to discuss the role of women as drivers of the economy and their role in multinational value chains. Among our esteemed guests and panelists including the U.S. Embassy's Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. William Duncan, Head of ProMexico's export promotion unit Ms. Elena Achar and President of Inadem (National Institute for Entrepreneurship) Mr. Enrique Jacob.

Click here to read the November 2015 edition of WEConnection.

September 2015

TOP STORY: WE-APEC - Make Your Connection

WE-APEC is connecting business networks, the private sector, and government to help women-owned businesses grow and access markets in the Asia-Pacific. Its website provides a number of resources including a new searchable directory that provides easy access to over 600 service providers for women entrepreneurs in APEC.

This week, WEConnect International COO Jean Rogers is in The Philippines for the APEC 2015 conference: Building Inclusive Economies, Building a Better World. She will share her insights during the Workshop on Facilitating SME Trade through Better Understanding of Non-Tariff Measures.

Click here to read the September 2015 edition of WEConnection.

August 2015

TOP STORY: WEConnect International Presents Two-Year Update on Clinton Global Initiative Commitment

As most of you know, women do 70% of the world's work and earn only 10% of the income. Women own 1/3 of all private businesses and earn only 1% of corporate and government procurement spend.

To help address these gaps, the Clinton Global Intitiative spent two years incubating a mega commitment called "Advancing Women-Owned Businesses in New Markets."

Click here to read the August 2015 edition of WEConnection.

July 2015

TOP STORY: WEConnect International Day - A Huge Success!

On June 22, 2015, nearly 200 women business owners, corporate members, and government officials from 10 different countries met for a day dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs and educating all on the benefits of supplier diversity and inclusion. The conference presented a tremendous opportunity for suppliers and buyers alike to make new business connections, and we're certain that many left with new leads and business ideas.

Click here to read the July 2015 edition of WEConnection.