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WEConnect International es la única iniciativa en su tipo que trabaja con corporaciones transnacionales y organizaciones multilaterales que desean diversificar su cadena de valor incluyendo productos y servicios de empresas pertenecientes a mujeres en todo el mundo. WEConnect International identifica, capacita, registra y certifica a empresas pertenecientes a mujeres ubicadas fuera de los Estados Unidos que pertenecen y están administradas y controladas por lo menos en un 51% por una o más mujeres, y las vincula con compradores corporativos calificados.

Mediante valiosas oportunidades de capacitación y vinculación, WEConnect International promueve relaciones comerciales, crecimiento económico, eleva el perfil de empresas pertenecientes a mujeres y apoya el fortalecimiento de programas de diversidad e inclusión de proveedores de sus miembros corporativos.WEConnectInternational opera en todos los continentes y ofrece certificación en países que en conjunto representan más de la mitad de la población mundial.


VIDEO: The Costa Rica Minister of Economy, Industry and Trade, Mayi Antillon, talks during the 2nd. Annual WEConnect International Forum in Costa Rica about WEConnect International and the importance of promoting women's economic inclusion. (In Spanish with English Subtitles) -October 31, 2013. 

VIDEO: Speakers from the 2nd. Annual WEConnect International Forum in Costa Rica talk about WEConnect International and the importance of promoting women's economic inclusion. (In Spanish) -October 31, 2013. 


CRSourceCropped(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 CR Source’s entry was not chosen for the final round, we wanted to share their photo and a little more about the company. In their own words:

"Our company CR Source S.A. is located in Costa Rica, though we exclusively represent a dental laboratory in Colombia. We import and distribute their products in all territories. Our main customers are the best drugstores and retail stores leaders in market such as: Walmart, Automercado, Fischel among other important chains. We have been in the market since 2012. "

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Florex SilviaChaves5 cropped(June 20, 2017) On June 19 in Las Vegas, WEConnect International hosted more than 200 corporate representatives, women business owners, partners and other champions of women’s economic empowerment. During the evening reception, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, announced the top five winners of the first ever WEConnect International photo contest for women business owners. 

Among the five finalists was Silvia Chaves, Vice President of certified women's business enterprise Florex, based in San Ramón, Alajuela, Costa Rica. The company produces and markets environmentally friendly cleaning products and services. It is leader in Central America in designing and developing cleaning products by eco-friendly formulas, which satisfy the cleaning needs at home and industry in the Central American region.

Florex has been concerned with achieving development in harmony with nature, that is the reason it keeps in a constant process of research, innovation and improvement in environmental performance. Also, as part of the ecological philosophy, it provides assessment services to the institutional and private sector, that helps detect fallacies in cleaning and explains the advantages of switching to environmentally friendly cleaning practices

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Margarita Abella

Marketing and Events Manager, Colombia and Costa Rica

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