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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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(September 7, 2017) WEConnect International is pleased to announce the expansion of WEConnect India with the addition of Krithika Ram as Program Manager.

KrithikaRam

Krithika brings over 10 years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors, including leading the NGO Credibility and Engagement Team at Charities Aid Foundation India.  In previous roles, she worked to strengthen and execute corporate social responsibility initiatives in companies such as Ramky Group, L&T Infotech, and Icreon Tech. She earned her MA in International Studies from Stella Maris College.

As the Program Manager in India, she will be actively working on growing and strengthening WEConnect India’s women owned business network, including organizing meet the buyer events. She is also looking forward to forging fruitful partnerships with companies, government agencies, and other stakeholders to help Indian women’s businesses thrive and contribute to economic growth. Krithika says she is “both excited and humbled to join the WEConnect International family.”

WEConnect International helps women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. It identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with qualified buyers.

SoftSolutions4U(June 27, 2017) WEConnect International recently held its first ever photo contest for women-owned businesses. We received nearly 100 entries from 11 countries and named 5 finalists who are now in the running for a grand prize. Though SoftSolutions4U's entry - S.M.A.R.T.  people at work. (Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely) - was not chosen for the final round, we wanted to share their photo and a little more about the company.

SoftSolutions4U is an intense and focussed technology company working in niche technologies like LAMP, Symfony, Doctrine, Magneto, TYPO3, AngularJS and  NodeJS.   For the past 10 years SoftSolutions4U has successfully partnered with  Award Winning Technology Product companies  and helped them grow.  Sharmistha Sen, C.E.O. of SoftSolutions4U, is a first generation entrepreneur  with a never say die attitude. She  is also passionate about  mentoring  women in technology and IT business.

Tisser(June 22, 2017) WEConnect International recently held its first ever photo contest for women-owned businesses. We received nearly 100 entries from 11 countries and named 5 finalists who are now in the running for a grand prize. Though Tisser’s entry was not chosen for the final round, we wanted to share their photo and a little more about the company.

"Tisser" is French word for weave. Tisser aims to weave an exclusive rural boutique, opened to the world via various social portals, from products that are made using traditional techniques, skills and hand-based processes found throughout rural India, in order to support sustainable economic development of the artisans and weavers from the poser sections of the society.

Tisser has weaved a network of rural products across the globe whereby products from multiple cluster across the rural India and made available on wholesale rate to the retailers via one central location. They work on the entire supply chain and provide support to artisans on design and product development to marketing.

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 Country Director, India  Program Manager, India
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