Program Director, 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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This capacity building workshop was organized by WEConnect International in India and sponsored by Intel India, was held in Gurgaon on August 10, 2016.
During the workshop, Ambika Sharma, CEO of WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise Pulp Strategy, shared great insights on "SMEs and the effective use of Digital marketing." The session began with a Key Note speech by Anubha Grover – India Supplier Diversity Program Owner Global Supply Management, Intel India - where she shared Intel's Supplier Diversity vision 2020 and informed the participants about various initiatives taken by Intel India promote supplier diversity. Further, Srinivas Raghavan, Director Operations, IsecG India addressed the participants re-affirming Intel's supplier diversity vision and its quest to be a leader in the business by partnering with diverse supplier.
The 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:
WEConnect 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.
Program Director, India