Country Director, Nigeria
WEConnect International in Nigeria identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States.
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From The Guardian, May 27, 2017: "The African Women Power Network together with WEConnect International in Nigeria and Tender.ng recently led an engaging conversation on how to find, bid and secure procurement opportunities in Nigeria’s private sector. The panel discussion titled- Bid To Win: Learn How to Find and Successfully Bid for Procurement Opportunities with Top Companies in Nigeria, focused on procurement opportunities available in the private sector. The discussion was led by Reginald Bassey, former Chief of Staff at the Office of Rep. Robinson Uwak of the Oron Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom State along with Shade Ladipo, Executive Director, WeConnect International in Nigeria and Temitope Longe, co-founder, Tender.ng."
(May 22, 2017) Corporate Member Procter & Gamble (P&G) and WEConnect International in Nigeria recently held a training for 50 women business owners in Ibadan, Oyo State. The women entrepreneurs were trained on modules such as: Entrepreneurship and Strategy Development, Human Resource Development, Assessing Finance and Visibility for Personal & Corporate Branding using Digital Media & Tools. Insights were also given on P&G's procurement processes which intimated the participants on the company’s sourcing principles and how to do business with P&G.