On January 7th, an inaugural event was hosted in Dhaka, Bangladesh to mark the start of a capacity building initiative “Corporate Connect: Strengthening Market Access for Women-Owned Businesses”- a technical advisory project implemented by the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank Group and The Ministry of Commerce of Bangladesh. This inaugural event was targeted towards women business owners of micro, small and medium enterprises in Bangladesh to enhance their supply chain linkages. Deputy Manager, Sustainability of DBL Group, Mr Mashook Mujib Chowdhury and Dr. Nadia Binte Amin from the Women Entrepreneurs Network for Development Association, also joined the program.
WEConnect International is delighted to announce the appointment of two senior level staff members: Emily Coccia as the Vice President of Development and Saritha Venumbaka as the Vice President of Operations. Emily and Saritha will work together, at headquarters in Washington D.C., to head up global efforts to scale the rapidly growing organization, lead its executive management team, and develop the performance-driven culture.
WEConnect International is proud to partner with certified women’s business enterprise Redwood Classics Apparel to support women entrepreneurs around the globe. Utilizing the #PayItForwardFriday call-to-action, Redwood Classics is committing to donate 10% of online sales profits to WEConnect International every Friday leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2019.