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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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On 8 April 2016, the WEConnect International in South Africa Annual Conference took place in Johannesburg. The aim of the event was to celebrate women business owners who are reaping the benefits offered by WEConnect International. The event was hosted by platinum sponsor EY and attended by 195 delegates.

IWD SA 2016(March 8, 2016) Corporate Member Accenture in South Africa, in collaboration with WEConnect International, hosted a breakfast for women business owners on International Women’s Day 2016. All the talks given by our exceptional speakers reflected this year’s theme, #GreaterThan.

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WEConnect International in South Africa will host one day event on April 8, 2016, celebrating and training women-owned businesses through presentations and informative workshops as well as providing networking opportunities with WEConnect International corporate members. Throughout the day the WEConnect International South Africa team will:

  • Assist corporate members to identify high-potential women-owned businesses
  • Facilitate connections between certified Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and corporate members
  • Connect self-registered women-owned businesses with certified WBEs and Corporate Members to learn the benefits of WEConnect
  • Attract women-owned businesses from all market sectors and all races across the country, to learn about WEConnect International and the benefits and opportunities it provides to women-owned businesses
  • Provide a platform for extensive networking

Jean Chawapiwa

Country Director, South Africa

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