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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Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India

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KumudSharma Tuck2016(October 17, 2016) Congratulations to Kumud Sharma, owner of WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise SuperSeva, on completing the 2016 Tuck-WBENC Executive Program presented by corporate member IBM! This executive development program is designed to help WBEs that are beyond the startup phase to assess, improve and grow their businesses. To survive and prosper in today's fast-moving, highly volatile business climate, WBEs must ensure they have all the essential components of a highly integrated business. Said Kumud of the program:

success 2016 nectarfresh inTucked away into the quaint agricultural heartlands of Srirangapatna, rural Mandya District, Karnataka State, WEConnect International certified women's business enterpise Nectar Fresh is a lovely food factory championing the empowerment and employment of the rural population, farmers and tribal honey collectors. After Nectar Fresh established their presence in the global honey market with high quality products, the company diversified into production of fruit jams, roasted coffee and more. Their mantra is sustainability, ecology, economy and empowerment.

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Soni Parul FP(September 12, 2016) On Friday, September 9, Madhya Pradesh Association of Women Entrepreneurs (MAWE) organized a roadshow for Think Big 2016 and a “Women Entrepreneurs Meet” in Bhopal.  The meet was attended by almost 60 to 70 eminent women entrepreneurs representing various sectors including aviation, education, fashion, food, and manufacturing.

During the event, Executive Director of WEConnect International in India Parul Soni (in photo) showed how women entrepreneurs can connect with multinational corporations and become suppliers in their value chains.

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Krithika Ram

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