(*) Certification in Greater China is temporarily on hold and should be available again in late 2019.
WEConnect International in China 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. Greater China includes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
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Register now to join leading corporations, women entrepreneurs, government representatives, and local women’s organizations for this one day event featuring a marketplace of women-owned businesses and corporate booths, a number of Match-Maker meetings, and trainings.
This year’s agenda emphasizes strategies that deliberately support women in business by placing priority on purchasing goods from women-owned businesses, coaching women on entrepreneurial prowess and elevating the status of women in both business and society as a whole. These strategies are designed for women to achieve their greatest entrepreneurial potential.
WEConnect International in China will hold its fifth annual Marketplace event on December 8, 2016 in Shenzhen, China.
On March 8, 2016, Executive Director of WEConnect International in China Su Cheng Harris-Simpson sat down with CCTV to discuss the state of gender parity in China’s business world. According to Su Cheng:
"Right now it's still really a men's world. There are more male executives than women, for that, we need men to support and help to mentor and sponsor more women into executive level positions. Right now I believe it's not equal. Our time and our services are not valued equally. And that shows in pay, the lower pay and contracts we get, and so forth. So I think by having us revalued at that same level would be very, very helpful.”