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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(November 28, 2016) Executive Director of WEConnect International in Nigeria Shade Ladipo was recently featured in The Guardian for her entrepreneurial spirit and contributions to women's economic empowerment throughout the country. Says Shade:
"[WEConnect International] realizes that it is difficult for [women business owners] to grow economically or compete globally or locally. We work with big organizations that have the capacity to give them opportunity to bid for jobs. We have various training for the women all through the year. We get the big businesses to mentor the younger women or upcoming businesses."
Shade also commented on women entrepreneurs' potential in Nigeria:
Join WEConnect International for its 2nd Supplier Diversity Forum focused on supplier diversity in Nigeria and its effect on women in business. Network and interact with heads of procurement, corporate communications and supplier sustainability in the biggest industries. Meet:
- Abayomi Olarinmoye, Accenture
- Judith Mbonu, ExxonMobil
- Shade Ladipo, WEConnect International in Nigeria
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Thank You To Our Sponsor:
(November 1, 2016) Hosted by the Enterprise Development Center in collaboration with Cherie Blair Foundation, P&G and WEConnect International welcomed 135 women-owned businesses to a Meet the Buyer event where they connected with P&G representatives and learned about P&G’s procurement processes and opportunities. The event was held on October 17, 2016 in Lagos, Nigeria.