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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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WEConnect has hit the ground running with eight companies already certified as ‘Women Business Enterprises’. A WBE is an independent business that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more woman, once certified WEConnect can support businesses to access contracts with UK-based multinational organisations.

A new plan to improve links between multinationals and women-owned businesses will increase diversity—and profits

by Tina Nielsen

A new initiative has been launched to give women-owned businesses easier access to gaining contracts with multinational companies. Corporate members that are already signed up include Microsoft, Accenture, Hewlett Packard and Merrill Lynch.

If you are a woman business owner, why not get your company certified under the new WEConnect scheme, which helps women business owners win contracts from large companies?

Maggie BerryCropMaggie Berry

Executive Director for Europe, WEConnect International

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