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 opportunities to the organizations WEConnect International partners within 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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In partnership with Reséau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec

Nearly 200 attendees gathered in Montreal, Quebec, for WEConnect International in Canada's 2014 annual conference on September 30 - October 1. During the two-day conference women business owners learned why large multinational corporations are actively seeking to do business with women-owned companies in Canada and how they can successfully do business with large corporations.

Washington, DC, June 22, 2014-- WEConnect International is delighted to announce the appointment of Astrid Pregel as the new Executive Director and Global Advisor for WEConnect International in Canada. 

Astrid is widely recognized in Canada as the “god mother” of supplier diversity and inclusion. In 2008, she co-founded and served as executive director of WEConnect International’s work in Canada to introduce women’s business enterprises to the global supply chains of large multi-national corporations.

June 4, 2014 - WEConnect International and Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) signed an agreement today to continue to deliver certification site visits to women’s business enterprises based in Canada.

Project Director, Suzuki Etsu

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Chelsea Prescod

Country Director, Canada

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