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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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.

Washington, DC, February 25, 2014 -- WEConnect International, a global non-profit dedicated to helping women business owners succeed in global value chains, is excited to announce a new operating model in Canada designed to increase opportunities for women business owners in the country. The shift in the Canadian model will bring into alignment all of WEConnect International’s global operations including Europe, Asia, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. WEConnect International is the exclusive global partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the USA.  

Chelsea Prescod

Country Director, Canada

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