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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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India Intel June2016Corporate Member Intel, in association with WEConnect International in India, held an event on supplier diversity in New Delhi on June 13, 2016.

Frank Sanders, VP Corporate Strategic Procurement, Intel, attended the event and reaffirmed the commitment of Intel's leadership towards the company’s supplier diversity mission. Anubha Grover, Supplier Diversity head, Intel India, announced that Intel will sponsor the WEConnect International certification fee for ten women entrepreneurs, as well as spend $10million with women’s business enterprises by 2020.

Fairfax June2016(May 24, 2016) The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) in Virginia, USA, in conjunction with its India representatives Brickwork India and partner Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC), are presenting a June 7 forum in Bangalore to highlight successful business strategies and investment opportunities in the U.S. market especially for companies in sectors such as social and mobile technology, cloud computing, cybersecurity, analytics and information technology.

(May 12, 2016) IDRC is assisting WEConnect International to develop a searchable database of women-owned businesses in India. This will strengthen WEConnect International’s eNetwork, providing tools for businesses to connect with local suppliers, as well as promoting a wider community of practice.

WEConnect International has helped 600 companies register in the database, and 60 are certified to supply large companies. This has helped generate over US$127 million annually and employ more than 4,600 people across India. The plan is to scale up the model by replicating it in another 17 developing countries.

KrithikaRam

Krithika Ram

Program Director, India

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