Country Director, Brazil
WEConnect International in Brazil identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States.
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IBM welcomed certified women-owned businesses to their São Paulo headquarters to discuss the inclusion of women-owned businesses in the IBM corporate supply chain in Brazil. Following a presentation by IBM procurement professionals and a question and answer period, certified business owner Solange Aguilera gave a workshop on "Building your Eminence."
On March 26, 2015, WEConnect International held its first regional forum in Colombia featuring key speakers, training sessions, networking opportunities, and a trade fair. This event also marked WEConnect International’s official opening in Colombia and features its Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). Special recognition awards were also presented to WBEs, WEConnect International corporate members, and partnership organizations that have demonstrated exceptional success and leadership.
O empoderamento da mulher na sociedade atual é uma necessidade premente, defendida por grandes empresas ao redor do mundo. No Brasil, apesar de as mulheres apresentarem um aumento da escolaridade - com acréscimo na contribuição na renda familiar em 42% - e representarem mais de 50% do empreendedorismo no país, muitos desaflos estão pela frente…