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.

BrandForHer2016

(September 9, 2016) This year, WEConnect International in Nigeria partnered up with Branding For Her (BFH) -- a Nigeria-based nonprofit initiative to support and encourage women entrepreneurs and women aspiring to start up businesses. Specifically, BFH offers free and effective brand identity development and brand support that will make their products/services stand out.  This initiative is to encourage more women to step into the entrepreneur space and help them through effective branding and strategy to get there product/service ready for the market.

Ladipo Shade FPExecutive Director of WEConnect International Shade Ladipo will be a featured speaker at the 2016 edition of The Event Show.

The Event Show provides a platform for professionals, manufacturers and suppliers in the event industry to display and exhibit their products and services. It features product exhibition, mentoring sessions, seminars/workshops and runway show. It is designed to strengthen the event industry through collaboration and networking amongst practitioners.As a result, special networking activities are deliberately integrated into the show to facilitate strategic partnerships

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Ladipo Shade FP(August 8, 2016) Executive Director of WEConnect International in Nigeria Shade Ladipo recently spoke at "The Evolving Woman" event in Victoria Island, Lagos in early August. According to The Guardian:

"Ms. Shade Ladipo, Executive Director WEConnect International in Nigeria and Founder, Avienti Destination, a Management Company, observed that the general impression would be that women in Nigeria are not serious in business. Many are there to support the family or just see it as a means of survival, she noted.