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.

India's economy, top industries, and top exports

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Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India

Read the report conducted with the support of the Canadian International Development Research Center (IDRC).

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Invest Karnataka - 3rd to 5th February 2016, The Bangalore Palace, Bangalore (India)

(January 28, 2016) IK aims to create a platform for the best minds to meet, exchange ideas and drive forward the state's vision of prosperity for all - by employing technology, innovation, inclusivity and sustainability as key factors for development. The Meet, scheduled from 3rd to 5th February 2016, is another step in this direction. Highlight of the three days event is:

(January 28, 2016) WECI recently partnered with GurgaonMoms, a WBE based out of Gurgaon, Haryana. The collaboration aims to focus on mompreneurs in 2016.

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growing business 2015

(January 10, 2016) In early 2015, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) awarded a CA$560,000 grant to WEConnect International in support of its new project, “Growing Women-Owned Businesses in India by Building on Private Sector Initiatives.” The project leverages the significant investments made by WEConnect International corporate members in the development of a searchable database of women’s business enterprises based in India and in 95 other countries.


Krithika Ram

Program Director, India

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