India

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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wedp india aug2016The Women Entrepreneurship Development Program (WEDP) is an initiative of WEConnect International in India corporate member Walmart India which was launched in April 2016. WEDP is aimed at equipping women with professional and life skills to build robust enterprises for women business owners in order to enhance their skills, capability and sustainability. As part of the program, WEConnect International in India and Walmart organized a workshop for participants in Delhi. The workshop covered the following topics:

ParulAtEY india 2016WEConnect International in India held an Advisory Council meeting on 19th July 2016. The meeting was hosted by EY, our Advisory Council member and WEConnect International Global Corporate Member, at the Leela Palace Hotel in Bangalore. The agenda revolved around ThinkBig 2016 with corporate members committing to the event and giving their feedback on the program outline. The members of the Advisory Council also gave an update on their supplier diversity programs and suggestions to promote WEConnect International in India, such as adding the WEConnect International logo to Advisory Council members’ business cards.

WEConnect International Global Corporate Member EY hosted a Buyer/Seller meet in Bangalore on the 19th of July 2016 with their Chief Procurement Manger, Larry Phelan, and a select group of women-owned businesses. EY gave an overview on their supplier diversity program, ran through the process of registering as a supplier and answered questions by women entrepreneurs. Larry also asked for feedback on what works well with our corporates diversity programs, in order to identify areas of improvements in EY's supplier diversity program.

KrithikaRam

Krithika Ram

Program Director, India

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