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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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.

Vazquez.Elizabeth.Capitol(November 17, 2016) WEConnect International CEO and Co-Founder Elizabeth A. Vazquez recently sat down with Your Story to discuss the annual ThinkBig conference and to discuss WEConnect International's work in India and around the world. Excerpts include:

"Think Big is our message to Indian women who have the gift of entrepreneurial spirit."

"Startups are exciting. I love to see disruptive innovation. It is exciting to witness entrepreneurs deal with and develop solutions, including in technology. In Bengaluru, there is exceptional work being done by startups. People are educated and very entrepreneurial. They are present in growth-oriented sectors."


Krithika Ram

Program Director, India

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