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Top Story: Welcome New WEConnect International Staff!
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Greta Schettler as its new Vice President and Shade Ladipo as the new Executive Director of WEConnect International in Nigeria.
Greta will head up global efforts to scale our rapidly growing organization, lead our executive management team, and develop the performance driven culture. A proven executive and entrepreneur, she has a wealth of experience in designing and scaling efforts to advance women's economic participation and entrepreneurship through development, trade, economic, and international business initiatives.
Top Story: WEConnect International CEO Joins UN Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment
CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International Elizabeth A. Vazquez, will serve on the newly formed UN Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment.
In addition to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, Panel Members will include world leaders such as the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, and the CEO of IKEA, Simona Scarpaleggio.
"It is an honor to serve as a Panel Member with so many prestigious champions of women's economic empowerment," said Vazquez. "More money in the hands of women means more prosperity for all of us and is at the heart of long-term economic stability and development. I am confident that the Panel will be able to effect meaningful global impact at scale."
Click here to read the February edition of WEConnection.
Top Story: Have You Started Your #Buy16in16 Commitment?
There are a number of great resources to help you get started including woman business owner Kate Armstrong's Twitter feed @IntentionalKate. Kate is committed to buying ONLY women-owned products in 2016 and has tips almost daily on where to find what you need or what you're craving.
Click here to read the February 2016 edition of WEConnection.
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.
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.
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.