Press Releases

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.

March 17, 2016

Schettler 1WEConnect International is delighted to announce the appointment of Ms. Greta Schettler as its new Vice President. Ms. Schettler, based in Washington, D.C., will head up global efforts to scale the rapidly growing organization, lead its executive management team, and develop the performance driven culture.

Commenting on the appointment, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder said, “We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Schettler as a member of our global team in this important new role. In our short six-year history we have grown our operations include more than 70 corporate members with over US$1 trillion in annual purchasing power and almost 6,000 women business owners in approximately 100 countries. Ms. Schettler’s leadership and ability to translate vision into results will be vital to strengthening our work connecting women business owners to global opportunities with multinational corporations.”

March 16, 2016

bod 3LPresident, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, will serve on the newly formed UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment.

In addition to the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, Panel Members will include world leaders such as the President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, and the CEO of IKEA, Simona Scarpaleggio.

“It is an honor to serve as a Panel Member with so many prestigious champions of women’s economic empowerment,” said Vazquez. “More money in the hands of women means more prosperity for all of us and is at the heart of long-term economic stability and development. I am confident that the Panel will be able to effect meaningful global impact at scale.”