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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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Ladipo Shade FPCongratulations to Shade Ladipo, Executive Director of WEConnect International in Nigeria, on making the 2016 AWP Network Power List. The AWP Network powers small business success for African entrepreneurs and encourages African women with powerful voices to create programs and policies that support the development and growth of African women and girls. Shade was named among 40 African women with "powerful, inspiring and influential voices."

Ladipo cropped(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

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