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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(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.
From Babson Blogs - Faculty in the News on October 25, 2016:
"Professor Patricia Greene will speak on November 8th on The ABCs of Growth: Aspirations, Behaviors, and Confidence. She will be presenting at the Power the Economy – WEConnect International in Canada National Conference in Toronto...
Patricia G. Greene is the Paul T. Babson Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at Babson College. Currently, she also serves as the academic director for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and 10,000 Women programs.