WEConnect International was in New York City on Saturday to announce a $400 million commitment from corporate members to buy more from women-owned businesses over the next 3 years.
“I’m proud to stand with Accenture, Citi, EY and Procter & Gamble, who are collectively pledging $400 million to buy from women-owned businesses over the next three years, especially in developing countries. This commitment, together with corporate commitments made over the last 12 months on the Global Citizen stage, represents a total of $1 billion in spend with women,” said WEConnect International’s CEO, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, in front of 65,000 people at the Global Citizen Festival and millions more tuning in online and on TV.
WEConnect International kicked off the 2017 WBENC National Conference and Business Fair with international delegations of women business owners, corporate members, and government officials for an event dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs and educating all on the benefits of global supplier diversity and inclusion. Thank you to the sponsors, partners and participants who made it possible!
Monica Kang, Founder & CEO of women-owned Innovators Box, on the value of certification, belonging to WEConnect International, and attending WEConnect's International Day.