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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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On July 2, 2014, Accenture welcomed 30 women business owners from WEConnect International into their Lagos headquarters for the WEConnect International – Accenture Business Process Innovation Training.

Nigeria EY May 2014 1SM2Over 100 Nigerian women entrepreneurs gathered in Lagos on May 22nd to learn about WEConnect International’s global certification program and other tools to grow their businesses. The Introduction to Global Certification training program was organized by WEConnect International in collaboration with EY Nigeria.

“It is very encouraging to see Nigerian women entrepreneurs so eager to take advantage of the opportunities we offer,” said Comfort Avunze Sakoma, Director WEConnect International Nigeria. “We are also very thankful for the support of our corporate members.”

On May 8, 2014, WEConnect International in collaboration with the World Bank, the African Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation, UN Women, the Ministry of Finance, WIMBIZ, the Nigerian Women's Trust Fund, Access Bank and P&G, hosted a World Economic Forum Africa (“WEF Africa”) side event on Gender in Abuja, Nigeria.