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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Written by: Ajuma – Founder ‘ETHNIKOS One Million For One Million Kids in Need Project’
The 5 Year report of WEConnect International was released recently. It’s amazing to see how this organization has achieved measurable impact in a very short period of 5 years, since its inception. WEConnect International is now present in 17 countries and has certified 611 Women Business Enterprises’ as being qualified to do business with multinational organizations, whilst 3,902 self-registered women businesses are also a part of the eNetwork. WEConnect has conducted 143 market access trainings and had an attendance of 6,643 women attending in different parts of the world. As at March, 2015 the organization boasts of over 60 corporate members.
WEConnect International reached a new milestone in Africa with the launch of its Nigeria initiative on January 25th 2014 in Abuja with the generous support of the ExxonMobil Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.
“We are delighted to get to work with women business owners in Nigeria who want to grow their companies and sell to multinational corporations,” said Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International.