Two new award recipients were announced today for WEConnect International’s 10th Anniversary Gala on April 1st in Washington, DC. In addition to the annual Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year Award, WEConnect International will also introduce the inaugural WECatalyze Award to honor the bipartisan Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act that aims to empower women entrepreneurs in developing countries to overcome gender-related barriers to economic growth.
WEConnect International will partner with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, to host a Roundtable Session today in Johannesburg, South Africa entitled “Proven Strategies to Increase Women SME Access to Corporate Value Chains in Africa.” The roundtable is WEConnect International’s first joint event held in Africa 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.
• This year’s program will be rolled out in Singapore, Brazil, and Costa Rica
• 20 women entrepreneurs, representing a variety of businesses across different sectors