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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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Thanks to the invaluable support from corporate sponsors, including ABSA, Accenture, Citi, Cummins, EY, ExxonMobil, Hilton, IBM, Ingersoll Rand, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Monsanto, and P&G, WEConnect International in South Africa held its most successful annual conference to-date on June 1st, 2018. Hosted by EY in Sandton for the third consecutive year, the event delivered a fast-paced and unforgettable day of exciting presentations, innovative demonstrations, and discussion.

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To kick off 2018 events, Johnson and Johnson South Africa (J&J) hosted WEConnect International in South Africa’s one-day Women in ICT Collaboration Workshop. The workshop was opened to certified women’s business enterprises (WBEs) and women business owners (WBOs) in ICT and invited guests within the sector. The event took place on Tuesday, 23 January 2018, at the J&J offices in Midrand.

Jean Chawapiwa

Country Director, South Africa

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