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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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NgoziNgozi Oyewole was terrified in early March 2020. She had represented WEConnect International at a Mentoring Walk for International Women’s Day celebration in Lagos State, Nigeria. It was a well-attended event and she addressed a crowd of young, vibrant women, speaking on the need to bridge the gender gap in Nigeria. It was an exciting day and she returned home exhausted but feeling extremely fulfilled. Then things took a drastic turn.

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.