On April 23rd, 2018 twenty growth-oriented women business owners gathered at P&G’s Mumbai Campus to kick off the inaugural Women Businesses Empowerment Program (WBEP) that was successfully launched in partnership with P&G and WEConnect International.
The WBEP aims to empower women business owners in India through capacity building, training, and mentorship to help grow and scale their businesses in domestic and global markets. The training program will hold interactive sessions throughout the month of May.
As of this month, WEConnect International is proud to extend Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification to women-owned businesses in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
WBE Certification offers a formal verification for corporations purchasing goods and services from women businesses owners that meets universal standards for certification. It ensures that said businesses are truly at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. Women-owned businesses in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands can also continue to self-register on the WEConnect International eNetwork.
“Supplier diversity is a really new part of the diversity landscape here in Europe,” says WEConnect International’s Executive Director for Europe Maggie Berry, “It’s exciting to be working with our corporate members who are leading by example to pioneer the inclusive sourcing movement in the region.”
On April 3rd, WEConnect International will host their 2nd annual Awards Gala at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event will be attended by over 200 Fortune 500 corporate members, government officials, thought leaders, and philanthropic and civil society organizations, who are champions for women’s entrepreneurship and economic empowerment writ large.