Project Director, Suzuki Etsu
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WEConnect International has been active in Canada since the beginning of 2008 working with strategic partners, government agencies, corporate members and outstanding women business owners across the country.
WEConnect International is proud to be the exclusive global partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the U.S. WEConnect International leverages this strong long-term partnership to provide opportunity to the organizations WEConnect International partners with in all target countries, including Canada. Together, WEConnect International and WBENC are responsible for ensuring universal women's business enterprise certification standards and processes are maintained by our respective affiliates and local partner organizations.
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Nathalie D’Aoust launched Groupe V Courrier in 2008 starting off with nothing other than her passion for customer service and desire to express it in her own way. Her business now provides companies in Quebec, Canada with same-day and next-day hand-to-hand delivery of envelopes, parcels, and skids.
In March 2014, Nathalie secured WEConnect International certification for Groupe V Courrier as a women’s business enterprise after attending a meeting with local women’s organization and partner RFAQ. “To grow as a business and a person, I knew I had to get out of my comfort zone,” says Nathalie. “While I had been successful working with small and medium-size companies, I wanted to sell my firm’s services to big companies. I knew that they required an approach different from what I was used to. I would need to gain some insight and knowledge about the sales process for such firms. So I reached out to WEConnect International.”
Ottawa-based translation company and WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise wintranslation has produced a video chronicling their journey over the past 19 years. President and Founder Huiping Zhang also reflects on what it meant to win the WEConnect International in Canada 2016 WBE of the year award.
On International Women’s Day, March 8th, join Chelsea Prescod, Executive Director of WEConnect International in Canada, and the British Canadian Chamber of Trade & Commerce (BCCTC) in a celebration of Women in Business.
This will be an exciting evening full of opportunities to meet new people; women at the Entrepreneurial level and CEOs and everyone in between coming together to engage with like- minded professionals for support, inspiration, entertainment and education.