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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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Funmi Ogbue is a woman business owner in Nigeria. Her two companies, Jake Riley Ltd and Zigma Limited, are both certified by WEConnect International. She says that her “mind was blown away” by the benefits she has found at WEConnect International by coming together and working with other women in the network.    
Dr Ibilola Amao is owner of Lonadek Inc in Nigeria. She joined WEConnect International because it supports women business owners and encourages them to achieve more globally.   

NigeriaEuroConf1WEConnect International Delegation at Nigerian High Commission to the UK.Strong trade and cultural links exist between Nigeria and the United Kingdom borne from decades of post-independence relationships and alliances. WEConnect International in Nigeria took this historical bond into consideration when it decided to send a Nigerian Delegation to the WEConnect International Europe Conference which took place in the affluent District of Kensington, London. The Delegation had the theme “Nigeria, Ready for Global Business”, reflecting the goal of attracting more cross-border procurement opportunities to Nigerian WBEs.

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Innovation represents one of the most potent methods for businesses to not just succeed but to succeed across multiple indicators including demand, market share, revenue, sales, and profits. The WEConnect International 2019 Conference in Nigeria Embracing Innovation for Business Success created the opportunity for Women Business Owners from around Nigeria to discuss the relationship between strategic innovation and the expansion of their businesses. With major support from ExxonMobil, WEConnect International brought together more than 250 female entrepreneurs, business leaders, speakers, stakeholders, procurement professionals, and media for a day of exciting presentations, vibrant panel discussions and insightful business connection sessions.