The Netherlands

In the Netherlands, women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women may self-register with WEConnect International . Self-registration is a unique opportunity for women business owners to enter the WEConnect International eNetwork and partner with other women owned businesses. It also allows women business owners to create a business profile in WEConnect International’s eNetwork which is accessed by our corporate members, certified women’s business enterprise (WBEs) and other self-registered businesses globally. Women business owners in the U.S. can join the global network if they are already registered with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). 

Certification will be available in this market in spring 2017. Check back for updates.

April 18th, 2018

As of this month, WEConnect International is proud to extend Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification to women-owned businesses in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. 

WBE Certification offers a formal verification for corporations purchasing goods and services from women businesses owners that meets universal standards for certification. It ensures that said businesses are truly at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. Women-owned businesses in Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands can also continue to self-register on the WEConnect International eNetwork.

“Supplier diversity is a really new part of the diversity landscape here in Europe,” says WEConnect International’s Executive Director for Europe Maggie Berry, “It’s exciting to be working with our corporate members who are leading by example to pioneer the inclusive sourcing movement in the region.”

WEConnect 2017 Event Page

After the success of our first two-day conference in 2016, we’re excited to be hosting another two-day event this year at the Barbican Centre in central London - an iconic London venue and Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue presenting a diverse range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. Read more...

eyThe EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ program is an executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs whose businesses show real potential to scale — and then helps them do it.

Following the success of the programs running in the United States, Asia-Pacific, Russia, Southern Africa and Turkey, EY is now extending the footprint across several countries within the European Union with a focus on digital businesses.

This year-long program is designed for established, women-led businesses that are ready to scale operations and become global market leaders by:

 

Arine Huijboom

Certification Partner, WEConnect International in the Netherlands

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