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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(June 20, 2017) On June 19 in Las Vegas, WEConnect International hosted more than 200 corporate representatives, women business owners, partners and other champions of women’s economic empowerment. During the evening reception, Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, announced the top five winners of the first ever WEConnect International photo contest for women business owners.
Among the five finalists was Cynthia Spraggs, CEO of certified women's business enterprise Sales Beacon, based in Nova Scotia. Sales Beacon's focus is on global complex enterprise sales and project management, where they provide cost effective solutions driving sales team efficiency. They have virtual teams in North America and Europe covering all time zones, increasing bottom-line profitability and driving incremental revenue growth.
Cynthia's photo - Working at 17,600 feet! Cynthia Spraggs, CEO of Sales Beacon at Everest Base Camp - was a favorite among the WEConnect International team because it demonstrates that value of work life balance and that our women business owners can surmount and conquer any challenge ahead of them.
(June 14, 2017) Ottawa-based Amika Mobile has been certified as a WEConnect international women's business enterprise! In their recent press release, Co-Founder and CEO Sue Abu-Hakima says, "Our WEConnect certification proves us with additional exposure and access to safety and security buyers from leading domestic and multinational corporations committed to global inclusive sourcing."
Congratulations to Sue and the entire Amika Mobile team!
(June 12, 2017) See how WEConnect International helps Rebeca grow her certified women's business enterprise in Costa Rica.