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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(September 8, 2016) Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO of the Toronto-based and WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise B.Accountabilty, explains how the the #Buy16in16 campaign is about more than just buying from women-owned companies. It's about buying from responsible businesses. It's about walking the talk and voting with your purse.


(September 7, 2016) During WEConnect International Day 2016 in Orlando, Florida, Executive Director of WEConnect International in Canada Astrid Pregel gave a short video interview about International Day and the value of the WEConnect International network. Astrid says WEConnect International provides women business owners with "red carpet access to network and connect with a huge market."

(September 5, 2016) Huiping Zhang, President and Founder of Ottawa-based and WEConnect International certified wintraslation, made some time for a short interview during WEConnect International Day 2016 in Orlando, Florida in June 2016. In her interview she says that WEConnect International certification is "an added advantage to any woman who owns a business" and that "it makes really good business sense." Huiping also stresses the importance of buying from women-owned businesses in reach true gender equality.


Chelsea Prescod

Country Director, Canada

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