Country Director, Canada
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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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."
(November 30, 3016) Executive Director of WEConnect International in Canada Astrid Pregel was inducted into the WBE Hall of Fame on the evening of November 29 during a ceremony in Dallas. The event was sponsored by WEConnect International corporate member Pepsico and the Rush Group.
The WBE Hall of Fame is a nonprofit organization launched in 2009 to recognize the contributions of women entrepreneurs in their communities, as well as their accomplishments within their industries. Through a network of women’s business development organizations, corporate and government advocates and women-owned enterprises, the WBEHF spotlights best practices and insights as women create businesses that help build a stronger economy.
(November 28, 2016) WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise National Brokers Insurance Services Inc. has launched their highly anticipated insurance, networking and healthcare membership program for female entrepreneurs, Bloom. Identified as one of the fastest growing markets in North America, Bloom helps women entrepreneurs navigate the unique challenges faced as both women and business leaders. Designed by women for women, the program provides support through custom commercial, personal and health insurance coverage options.