DHAKA, Bangladesh, February 9, 2020 – Women-owned businesses in Bangladesh need better access to markets and corporate value chains to boost the country’s inclusive growth and to create more jobs, the World Bank Group said Sunday at the Corporate Connect 2020 Conference & Business Fair.
WEConnect International will partner with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to host a Roundtable Session today in Dhaka, Bangladesh entitled “Best Practices for Gender-Inclusive Sourcing and Supply Chain Financing.” The roundtable is WEConnect International’s third joint event held with IFC since announcing its partnership in November of 2018. The IFC-WEConnect International partnership is financed by the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, or We-Fi.
WEConnect International is delighted to announce that our Executive Director for Europe, Maggie Berry, has been awarded the Order of the British Empire. HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, bestowed the OBE on Maggie last month at Buckingham Palace. Maggie received the honor for her work for women in business and technology. Maggie joined WEConnect International in 2012 and has successfully grown and developed our work in Europe and the UK. Here’s to all the amazing women and men championing supplier diversity every day - we can change the world. Congratulations Maggie!