Caribbean

JamaicaWebsite

Buoyed by the reception of women entrepreneurs in Jamaica and significant interest from neighboring countries, WEConnect International expanded its network across the English-speaking Caribbean in August 2014.

WEConnect International launched in Jamaica in April 2013 with support from the U.S. State Department WEAmericas program. In just over a year, more than 160 women business owners from across the island joined WEConnect International as members, and more than a dozen women-owned businesses applied for and received international certification.

WEConnect International has developed a reputation in Jamaica for promoting greater market access for women entrepreneurs. The network has built a strong relationship with the Government of Jamaica, through the Ministry of Industry Investment and Commerce with its work highlighted in the State Minister’s Sectoral Contribution on industry in the house of parliament in June 2014.

The value of WEConnect International’s entry into Jamaica is also highlighted by the 2013 WEVenturescope Report, which gave a perfect score to the country in the area of access to networks for women entrepreneurs.

Yaneek Page will oversee the expansion of WEConnect International in the Caribbean. Interested women entrepreneurs across the English-speaking Caribbean can register to become members of the network by signing up online.

Yaneek Page

Country Director, Caribbean Markets

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

(April 25, 2017) Within the framework of WEConnect International’s research project “Enhancing the Growth of Women-Owned Businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean by Building on Private Sector Initiatives” funded by Canada’s International Development Research Centre, on April 20th, 2017 WEConnect International in the Caribbean held an executive panel to discuss information related to women entrepreneurs and to share experiences and knowledge that promote the private, public and civil society sectors to better understand the needs of women-owned businesses in the region.

Page Yaneek FP(April 21, 2017) Country Director for WEConnect International in the Caribbean Yaneek Page was recently highlighted in Buzzz Magazine as a woman of influence who has "contributed greatly to the development of Jamaican society and broken the mold of what is deemed 'appropriate' careers from women." She was also praised for helping "to pave the way for young girls to aspire to be anything they desire."

Yaneek Page is the Country Director for Caribbean Markets and a social entrepreneur. She is the founder and managing director of Future Services International, the pioneers of legal funding and enterprise risk management in the Caribbean.  

Yaneek Page

Country Director, Caribbean Markets

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.