The WEConnect Academy: Growing Your Business

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Walmart Foundation logoThis 10-module course, developed in conjunction with Walmart, and exclusive for WEConnect International certified women business owners, is a great resource if you're looking to engage with global corporations. It provides women business owners a comprehensive overview of the different elements that make businesses successful. Combined with the insights and testimonies of sector experts, the course also describes the various ways in which WEConnect International's resources and network can be leveraged to the advantage of women business owners.

The modules may be completed at your own pace until December 2017. At the end of each module you may take an evaluation and, if you complete at least 9 modules successfully, you will receive a certificate from the WEConnect Academy. 

  • Module 1           Understanding and Growing your Business
  • Module 2           Understanding and Reaching your Customer
  • Module 3           Aligning and Executing your Business Strategy
  • Module 4           Understanding Strategic Collaboration
  • Module 5           Building your Brand by Leveraging Technology
  • Module 6           Access to Capital 
  • Module 7           Understanding Procurement Processes
  • Module 8           Human Resources
  • Module 9           Understanding Legal Procurement Processes
  • Module 10         Leadership Skills Development

Exclusive for WEConnect International certified women business owners. Apply here.


Frequently Asked Questions about WEConnect Academy 

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  • What is WEConnect Academy?
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Upcoming Individual Webinars

Date  Time  Course Topic  Hosted By
Sept. 13, 2017 11:00 a.m. EST Deal-making: Growing your Business Exponentially Monisha Prem
Sept. 26, 2017 12:00 p.m. EST Entering the UK Market: Developing the Right Plan to Access the UK Market Joanna Dodd
Oct. 10, 2017 12:00 p.m. EST Unconscious Bias, Inclusive Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion Farrah Qureshi
Oct. 20, 2017 12:00 p.m. EST Partnership strategy and effective collaboration for great social, environmental and economic impact Joanne Sonenshine
Nov. 8, 2017 12:00 p.m. EST How to Be a REAL Thought Leader Mindy Gibbins-Klein
Nov. 29, 2017 10:00 a.m. EST Energy Saving Opportunities for your Organization Geethadevi K.
Dec. 13, 2017 12:00 p.m. EST Strategic Marketing to Build a Feasible Growth Plan Noreen Cesareo


Previous Events


Course Topic

 Hosted By

Feb. 11, 2016

Personal Branding for Influential Women Leaders

 Ana Guevara, President, AVENTI Associates

Feb.  25, 2016

Building Brand Loyalty

 Dawn Marchand, CEO, Helenistic

Mar. - Apr. 2016

Walmart Series: Becoming a Supplier to Walmart

Mar. 22, 2016

WEConnect Academy Live: All About Meetings

 Renée Safrata, CEO, VIVO Team
Apr. 15, 2016

Doing Business with Corporations

 Michael Tobolski, Director of Corporate Relations,  WEConnect International
May 5, 2016

Win at Conferences

 Renée Safrata, Vivo Team
May 19, 2016

Bulding Healthy Business Relationships

 Laurence A. Mittelbronn, Procurly, LLC
Jun. 9, 2016

 Ready to WEConnect

 Liz Whitehead, WEConnect International
Jul. 7, 2016

 Maximize Conference ROI with Great Follow Up

 Renée Safrata, CEO, VIVO Team
Jul. 14, 2016

 Cómo usar la tecnología y el diseño para crecer los negocios: mejorando tu sitio web

 Adriana Caballero, Metagraphos
Sept. 8, 2016

 Estrategias para pasar de un negocio estancado a uno de alto crecimiento

 Claudia Mirza, Akorbi
Sept. 12, 2016

 Fall Walmart Learning Series

Sept. 22, 2016

 Bridging the Gap between Blue Sky Thinking and Implementing  Change

 Liz Whitehead, WEConnect International
Sept. 27, 2016

 Expandiéndose Hacia Nuevos Mercados

 Valeria Rodríguez Codina
Oct. 6, 2016

 Liderazgo Transformador

 María Gabriela Hoch
Oct. 20, 2016

 Cómo Aprovechar Los Tratados de Libre Comercio

 Melina Domínguez
Oct. 27, 2016

 Get to Contract More Quickly with Large Corporate Customers:  Practical Advice from Veteran Attorneys

 Alice Bird, Alice Turinas
Nov. 10, 2016

 The Living Organisation: The Future World of Work and Transforming    the Way Workplaces Work... For Good!

 Lynne Copp

Apr. 25, 2017

 Cómo Aprovechar al Máximo el Directorio Global eNetwork

Ana Lurita

May 30, 2017

 Preparing for WBENC: How to Pitch Your Business

Chala Dincoy

Jul. 12, 2017  Impactos del Fraude y la Corrupción en la Empresa y Mecanismos para  Mitigarlo Mecanismos para  Mitigarlo  Ingrid Gambia

Entering the UK Market: Developing the right plan to access the UK market