Press Releases

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.”

March 08, 2016

Washington Award Program Honors the Achievement

WASHINGTON -- WEConnect International has been selected for the 2016 Best of Washington Award in the Non-Profit Organization category by the Washington Award Program.