Press Releases

October 24, 2018

On October 26, 2018, WEConnect International in Canada will host its annual Power the Economy conference in Toronto, Canada for women-owned businesses, multinational corporations, senior government officials, and partner organizations supporting the growth of women's entrepreneurship across Canada. Read more.

October 08, 2018

In July, WEConnect International launched its Women’s Business Enterprise certification in Japan at a kick-off event in Tokyo with support from its Corporate Members: Intel Corporation, Accenture, and Johnson & Johnson. The event brought together over 70 stakeholders committed to women’s economic progress in Japan to share actionable efforts to engage in inclusive sourcing. On December 5th, 2018 WEConnect International in Japan will host its First Conference to include several multinational and local corporations, high-level government representatives, thought leaders, and Japanese women entrepreneurs from a variety of different sectors. 

August 24, 2018

SINGAPORE — 13 August 2018

WEConnect International is pleased to announce that its Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification is now available in Singapore to women-owned businesses that are ready to scale and grow in global value chains. WBE Certification offers a formal verification for businesses that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International’s certification is recognized by its 80 corporate members, primarily Fortune 500 companies, that have committed to sourcing more from women-owned businesses globally. These corporations represent over $1 trillion in annual purchasing power.