The WEConnect International in Australasia connects women-owned enterprises to corporations under their Supplier Diversity and Inclusion programs.
In Australasia, WEConnect International works in collaboration with women's organizations including BPW (Business & Professional Women), The Ruby Connection (part of Westpac Bank), Women In Global Business (part of Austrade), WCEI (Women Chiefs of Enterprise International). Certification is offered in Australia and New Zealand.
News and Events
(May 12, 2017) Amanda McKeith began Winnow Chocolates to explore her love of hand-made items and interest in food products in December 2013.
Amanda fell in love not only with the traditional French technique of hand-tempering on marble, one which is rarely used by chocolate makers these days, but also with the scope of flavor combinations that are possible with chocolate. Realizing a gap in the Australian wedding favour market as well as custom-made corporate gifts motivated her to continue creating unique and delicious products, which can be used in a variety of different ways.
As a business owner, Sandra D’Souza feels lucky to wake up every day eager to go to work, knowing her team members have the same energy and passion as she does. Curate Bee is more than just a business and delivering marketing activities to clients. It taps into her potential and that of her staff assisting then to learn new things everyday, embrace change, continually evolve to be better and find ways to positively impact on our community.
Combining her enthusiasm in helping people with her knowledge, Sandra has dedicated some of her time to bringing in business partners that support women-owned and women-led businesses; founding Her.Network.
Update: In 2017, Buzz Export Services was nominated for the WEConnect International award for Fastest Growing Business.
(July 5, 2016) Founded in October 2012, Buzz Export Services was conceived as a marketing firm with a focus on the travel industry. Their range of services caters to individual client needs, supplementing their innovative and creative solutions with diligent market research, strategic planning and trend analysis. "We saw the opportunity to not only serve our clients by enhancing the traveling consumers’ experience, by building an evolving network within the industry, with Brand Partners and airline clients", said CEO Victoria Beneragama.
Victoria’s drive to grow her business led her to obtain the first certification of WEConnect International in Australia in June 2013. Believing that WEConnect International’s extensive corporate network would give her firm access to new markets, namely the U.S. travel industry, she was introduced to the organization’s local market lead Anne Tesch. As Victoria puts it, with Anne it felt “like a true partnership, with her championing [the] business, facilitating introductions within other regions to potential clients, contacts and supply partners.”