Press Releases

June 28, 2012

Why APEC economies must include more women in development and trade.

ST. PETERSBURG (PRWEB) JUNE 29, 2012

Senior-level government officials and select private sector leaders convened in St. Petersburg today to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women in the Economy Forum. “Women and Innovative Economic Growth” is the predominant theme for participants to present recommendations to drive policy and partnerships that will help to ensure greater inclusion of women in the economies of the Asia-Pacific Region.

“If women really do reinvest 90 percent of their income in their families and communities, which is twice the rate of men, then women must be at the center of economic development and integration efforts going forward,” says Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and co-founder of WEConnect International.

June 05, 2012

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Trailblazing women's enterprise network and U.S. State Department, IDB, Walmart announce joint initiative to connect women-owned businesses in Latin America with multinational corporations

WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB JUNE 05, 2012

WEConnect International, the Washington, D.C. based, corporate-led non-profit that empowers women-owned businesses to thrive in global markets, is harnessing the power of successful global leaders to grow and strengthen its community.

The newly established WEConnect International Global Advisory Board is comprised of accomplished senior-level executives and thought-leaders representing private sector, public sector and civil society. The Advisory Board will play a central role in assisting WEConnect International broaden its reach into new markets and cultures by providing real-life expertise and guidance to organization officers, and to WEConnect International Corporate Members who represent representing more than US$700 billion in annual purchasing power.men-owned businesses to thrive in global markets, is harnessing the power of successful global leaders to grow and strengthen its community.

April 25, 2012

With a faculty roster that includes numerous working industry leaders, Seton Hall similarly stresses the value of professional networking, and encourages students to take advantage of all opportunities to learn – in and outside of the classroom.

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ (PRWEB) APRIL 25, 2012

A Seton Hall University undergrad-level class in Promotional Writing may not seem to have much in common with WEConnect International, the corporate-led non-profit that empowers women-owned businesses to thrive in global markets. But as a recent course project revealed, they do: Both are true believers in the benefits of hands-on, practical work experience.

Based in Washington, D.C., WEConnect International collaborates with forward-thinking public- and private-sector partners to certify women-owned businesses in both developed and emerging retail markets, from Ontario and Germany to Mexico and Peru. No matter where they are in the world, entrepreneurs registered with WEConnect International can access the resources, guidance and networks needed to overcome obstacles, develop sustainable economic opportunities, and establish relationships with corporations interested in their goods and services.