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.

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Westpac.svgThe number of female executives at firms listed on the global Bloomberg Financial Services Gender Equality Index (BFGEI) increased by 25.2% between 2014 and 2015. The BFGEI recognizes 52 firms in 17 countries, and this is the first time Australian firms, including local WEConnect International corporate member Westpac, have been featured in the index. 

According to the Financial Standard: "Firms included on the index demonstrate an average female board representation of 24.2%, while 73% require a gender diverse range of candidates for management roles. A further 83% offer or sponsor financial literacy and education programs for women, and 75% have return to work processes in place for female staff."

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GlobalForwardingCongratulations to WEConnect International certified women’s business enterprise Global Forwarding Pty Ltd – winner of two of CV Magazine 2016 Small Business Awards for Best Freight Forwarding Solutions and for Innovation in Supply Chain Management!  

Global Forwarding Pty Ltd is a Melbourne-based company committed to excellence in international freight forwarding and customs brokerage. Owner Enrica Centorame is also a champion of supplier diversity and inclusion, and her company’s philosophy reflects this dedication. As stated on the Global Forwarding Pty Ltd website:  

Katherine Corich 2Sysdoc founder and Global CEO of Sysdoc Group, Katherine Corich, was recently inducted into the NZ Hi-Tech hall of fame along with Sam Morgan at the 2016 Hi-Tech Awards. Corich was recognised for her outstanding professional achievements and service to the tech industry through innovation, promotion and mentoring of the next generation of Kiwi entrepreneurs within the industry. Katherine joins the 16 outstanding New Zealanders who have received this extraordinary recognition previously.

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MinnieSquareMrinalini Venkatachalam 
Regional Director for Southeast Asia and Oceania
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