Press Releases

April 17, 2012

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, D.C. (PRWEB) APRIL 17, 2012

WEConnect International, the Washington, D.C.-based, corporate-led non-profit that empowers women-owned businesses to thrive in global markets, is set to significantly increase opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Latin America as a founding partner in the U.S. Department of State’s newly launched Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative.

Details of the partnership and overall initiative were formally announced by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the VI Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. The pioneering WEAmericas project leverages public, private and non-profit partnerships to advance global economic opportunities for women.

March 06, 2012

WEConnect International collaborates with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Walmart to support more inclusive global value chains.

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) MARCH 06, 2012

As the nation kicks off its annual celebration of women’s history, WEConnect International, the corporate-led non-profit that empowers women-owned businesses to thrive in global markets, is equally focused on the future.

WEConnect International is the first organization to certify women-owned businesses in both developed and emerging markets.

“No matter where they are in the world, when women start and grow businesses, economies, communities and individuals benefit,” says Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-founder, WEConnect International. “With the success of each certified women-owned business, entering the global supply chain becomes a little easier for the next.”