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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WEConnect International is excited to announce Chelsea Prescod as the new Country Director of WEConnect International in Canada. Chelsea brings an eclectic professional and entrepreneurial career that inspires and motivates others into action. As an entrepreneur, she has focused her energies to create messages and stories capable of moving any audience on a wide scale. Her varied experiences have given her a people-centric mission, able to effectively manage the needs of diverse stakeholders and leaders across multiple sectors, public, private and not-for-profit.
We are extremely grateful for the roles Astrid Pregel and Gabrielle Bishop have played in strengthening our presence in Canada, and look forward to working with Chelsea to expand our network even more.
Congratulations to WEConnect International certified women's business enterprises Localize and Olen Cosmetics -- listed among SheEO's Top 25 Canadian Ventures of 2016!
Alberta-based Localize brings food provenance to your local grocery store through transparent product labelling, sourcing tools for grocers, and verification of sustainability claims across millions of products. Earlier this year, WEConnect International in Canada partner organization AWE featured Localize founder Meghan Dear as part of their online Spotlight series.
Manitoba-based Olen Cosmetics manufactures natural hair and skin care products that keep children and babies safe from chemicals and harmful ingredients. Their products are made "Safe for you, Safe for your children." Founder Majda Ficko was named WBE of the Year at the 2015 Power the Economy Conference and has been featured as a WEConnect International success story. Earlier this year, she launched her new sunscreen.
Still looking for holiday gifts? Here's an opportunity to #Buy16in16, #BuyWomenOwned.
WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise Redwood Classics' Brantford Hoody has made Joanne Sallay's "10 Holiday Gifts For Kids Who Love To Learn" on Huffington Post. Why the Brantford Hoody? Writes Joanne:
"For little hockey lovers, check out a cozy sweatshirt named for the hometown of Wayne Gretzky. Canada's 150th birthday is around the corner, and the made-in-Canada factor is a great message for students. The quality on this piece will make you proud to be a Canadian. There are teachable moments in everything, even in fashion."