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WEConnect International in Europe opens doors to new supply chains. Led by corporate members, it certifies firms in the United Kingdom and Ireland that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and connects them with the growing global demand from corporations and the public sector for diverse and innovative suppliers. The organization partners with corporations, associations, governments, women entrepreneurs and their supporters, and is affiliated with a global certification network for women-owned enterprises.

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NicolaStopps 7935(June 27, 2017) WEConnect International recently held its first ever photo contest for women-owned businesses. We received nearly 100 entries from 11 countries and named 5 finalists who are now in the running for a grand prize. Though Simply Sustainable’s entry was not chosen for the final round, we wanted to share their photo and a little more about the company. 

Simply Sustainable is a specialist sustainability consultancy providing smarter solutions to the needs of responsible businesses in the UK and internationally. Founded in 2010, Simply Sustainable is the UK’s fastest growing sustainability consultancy, offering top class practical advice to clients generated from the substantial ‘in-house’ corporate experience of all its specialist consultants. The company provides a wide range of consultancy services to customers around three core areas:- Sustainability Management Strategies; Identification and Management of Sustainability Risk; Sustainability Communication Management. Simply Sustainable is the winner of the SME Consultancy of the Year Award at the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2017.

We loved Simply Sustainable's photo - "Nicola Stopps, CEO Simply Sustainable Ltd, taking five minutes out with the office dog, Watson" - because it emphasized the importance of work life balance.  

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(June 26, 2017) Freed TranslationsStarkFreed2017 (previously webwide translations), a WEConnect International certified women’s business enterprise, has been a Tier 1 supplier of member corporation PepsiCo for over 10 years. They have also worked with a large range of organizations (both large and small) supplying translations into multiple languages for Software & Website text content, Food & Drink, Quality control/Six Sigma and Marketing documents. Now, after attending a WEConnect International event, they’re connecting to member corporation Intel.

"We met STARK! Marketing, a long-term Tier 1 Intel supplier, at the inauguration of the WEConnect International certification program in Germany," said Corinne Frydman, Managing Director of Freed Translations. "It was obvious from the outset that we shared the same business and ethical values, and before the end of the event, we had decided to partner.  

MindyGibbinsKlein(June 22, 2017) WEConnect International recently held its first ever photo contest for women-owned businesses. We received nearly 100 entries from 11 countries and named 5 finalists who are now in the running for a grand prize. Though The Book Midwife®'s entry was not chosen for the final round, we wanted to share founder Mindy Gibbins-Klein's photo and a little more about the company. If the photo looks familiar, it's because we loved Mindy's energy in the photo so much that we included it on our booth at the WBENC National Business Fair earlier this week in Las Vegas, NV.

Mindy calls her photo "The Book Midwife® - delivering books without the labor pains!", and here's why:

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Maggie Berry

Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International

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