Country Director, South Africa
WEConnect International in South Africa 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 organisation in South Africa that provides the seal of certification uniquely to Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), and also, that connects these WBEs with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations across diverse industries. Our signature seal of certification is a formal guarantee to corporations that they are purchasing goods and/or services from South African businesses that meet universal standards for WBEs. Find out more.
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Sharlotte Naidu, CEO of Moyo in South Africa discusses the benefits and opportunities of being a certified women owned business and being part of the WEConnect International network. See her interview from International Day 2017 below!
With South Africa’s Women’s Month coming to a close, WEConnect International in South Africa held its final two events on August 28 and 29. The one-day Enterprise Development Seminars held in Newtown and Soweto were sponsored by ABSA Business Banking and brought together 66 women business owners to learn about budget forecasting and digital marketing from corporate experts.
On 8 August 2017 a unique Intel event in Johannesburg drew an audience comprising Intel customers and suppliers, as well as certified women’s business enterprises of WEConnect International in South Africa. This special occasion was arranged by Deaneesha Govender, Intel Commodity Manager for Sales and Marketing. Diversity and inclusion are important to Intel and this session was a continuation of the commitment Intel has in reaching and growing women.