March 27, 2019, Dhaka - A high-level Forum was hosted in Dhaka, Bangladesh today to discuss the business opportunity of linking women-owned businesses to local corporate value chains. The Forum is part of a technical advisory project titled “Corporate Connect: Strengthening Market Access for Women-Owned Businesses” and is implemented by the International Finance Corporation Group (IFC) and The Ministry of Commerce in Bangladesh. WEConnect International is the implementing partner of the program.
(New York, NY)—WEConnect International announced today that they will be partnering with UN Women to support the implementation of the flagship program Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs. The flagship aims to create both a demand for goods and services supplied by women-owned businesses by fostering gender-responsive public and private procurement, and a robust supply by addressing the gender gap in access to entrepreneurial skills and finance.
(New York, NY)—WEConnect International, a global non-profit that connects women’s business enterprises with global market-access opportunity, announced that its CEO & Co-Founder Elizabeth A. Vazquez will be ringing The Closing Bell of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) this Friday, March 8th, in celebration of International Women’s Day 2019. WEConnect International corporate member representatives from Accenture, Citi, Delta Air Lines, Inc., Dun & Bradstreet, EY, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., IBM Corporation, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Kelly Services, Marriott International, Inc., Pfizer, P&G, The Boeing Company, UPS, and others along with certified women’s business enterprises MediaFace and Lulubelle & Co will join Vazquez in showcasing their enduring commitment to women’s economic participation.