Press Releases

September 20, 2016

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Today, at the 12th and final Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, 30 partners joined No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, Vital Voices Global Partnership, and WEConnect International to announce a new series of commitments that address significant gender gaps and advance the gender equality targets of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Over the next five years, the coalition’s collective CGI Commitments to Action will advance women’s economic participation, address violence against girls and women, and promote women’s leadership in the public and private sectors.

July 20, 2016

BMW(WASHINGTON) WEConnect International is excited to announce that leading automaker BMW became a local corporate member representing Europe on July 1, 2016. BMW is the first automobile manufacturing company to expand supplier diversity and inclusion efforts beyond North America, and join WEConnect International’s impressive list of more than 70 corporate members dedicated to sourcing from women-owned companies.

"BMW’s commitment to supplier diversity represents the core values of WEConnect International," said Michael Tobolski, Director of Corporate Relations at WEConnect International. "Our goal is to support their efforts in identifying qualified women-owned suppliers to improve their bottom line and help communities across Europe flourish."

June 28, 2016

WECIDAY2016 AwardeesAccenture, IBM, Intel, ExxonMobil, Monsanto and Walmart Recognized for Commitment to Supplier Diversity

WEConnect International convened more than 200 women business owners, corporate representatives, and government officials from 18 countries to its annual WEConnect International Day conference in Orlando, FL, on Monday, June 20. The event provides a platform for all in attendance to make critical connections that lead to business deals and strengthen women’s global economic empowerment.