News Releases

September 27, 2012

WEConnect International launches India Advisory Board to support diversity in global supply chains.

 

WEConnect International India Advisory BoardBangalore (PRWEB) September 27, 2012

WEConnect International, the Washington, D.C.-based, corporate-led non-profit that empowers women-owned businesses to thrive in global markets, today announced that Mr. Srikant Rao, a senior executive at Accenture, has been unanimously elected as Chair for the WEConnect International - India Advisory Board. Additionally, Ms. Shannu Kaw, Cisco; Mr. Parul Soni, Ernst & Young; Mr. Abhishek Mathur, IBM; and Ms. Ranju Alex, Marriott have been nominated as Co-Chairs representing diversity in industry, geography and gender.

June 28, 2012

Why APEC economies must include more women in development and trade.

ST. PETERSBURG (PRWEB) JUNE 29, 2012

Senior-level government officials and select private sector leaders convened in St. Petersburg today to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women in the Economy Forum. “Women and Innovative Economic Growth” is the predominant theme for participants to present recommendations to drive policy and partnerships that will help to ensure greater inclusion of women in the economies of the Asia-Pacific Region.

“If women really do reinvest 90 percent of their income in their families and communities, which is twice the rate of men, then women must be at the center of economic development and integration efforts going forward,” says Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and co-founder of WEConnect International.

June 05, 2012

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Trailblazing women's enterprise network and U.S. State Department, IDB, Walmart announce joint initiative to connect women-owned businesses in Latin America with multinational corporations

WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB JUNE 05, 2012

WEConnect International, the Washington, D.C. based, corporate-led non-profit that empowers women-owned businesses to thrive in global markets, is harnessing the power of successful global leaders to grow and strengthen its community.

The newly established WEConnect International Global Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished senior-level executives and thought-leaders representing private sector, public sector and civil society. The Advisory Board will play a central role in assisting WEConnect International broaden its reach into new markets and cultures by providing real-life expertise and guidance to organization officers, and to WEConnect International Corporate Members who represent representing more than US$700 billion in annual purchasing power.men-owned businesses to thrive in global markets, is harnessing the power of successful global leaders to grow and strengthen its community.