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WEConnect International in India 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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Walmart logo new(April 13, 2017) Congratulations to the 32 women entrepreneurs who graduated this week from the Walmart Women Entrepreneurship Development Program (WEDP)!

"Walmart funded the WEDP in April 2016 to support women-owned businesses achieve higher levels of business growth and help make them more resilient in today’s dynamic socio-economic environment,” said Krish Iyer, President and CEO, Walmart India.

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Anantaraman Kalpana(March 31, 2017) Founder and CEO of the Act • 1 and WEConnect International Ambassador Janice Bryant-Howroyd announced Kalpana Anantaraman as the winner of the Fastest Growing Women's Business Enterprise Award at the inaugural WEConnect International Gala on March 30 in Washington, DC. The award recognizes WEConnect International certified WBEs who have successfully started businesses and have been able to quickly scale them. 

WEConnect International's fourth annual ThinkBig Summit is Asia’s largest women entrepreneurship and economic empowerment platform. The main goal of ThinkBig 2016 was to connect women-owned businesses with public and private sector opportunities that could dramatically impact the growth of their businesses. The summit enabled almost 4,000 dynamic participants to engage in two days of inspiring and interactive sessions. This path breaking initiative was organized by WEConnect International. Here is a quick conversation with the President and CEO of WEConnect International Elizabeth A. Vazquez attended the conference.

Parul Soni

Country Director, India

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