June 21, 2021 - June 22, 2021
9:00 am - 4:00 am GMT

WEConnect International Day: Rise to the Challenge

We look forward to seeing you at the event. If you were unable to register in time please join us at one of our other events throughout the year.

This is a celebratory event where WEConnect International recognizes bold achievements that maximize the power of STEM in global value chains across the world! We’ll honor trailblazing women-owned businesses supporting critical STEM sectors and member buyers who have committed to #Rise2theChallenge and to buy more from women in 2021. If you attend, you’ll enjoy: 

  • Multiple opportunities to network and connect buyers and suppliers via matchmaking sessions serving all time zones in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. 
  • The inaugural Rise to the Challenge Awards is to recognize innovative women-owned businesses in STEM who have overcome barriers to gain market access.

Attendance at International Day is open only to WEConnect International registered and certified businesses and buying organizations.

Member buyers who have committed to participate as of June 11, 2021: Our sponsors Cargill, ExxonMobil, Logitech, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan Chase Marriott, Unilever, UPS; supporting sponsors Kellogg’s and IBM; and additional committed buyers Accenture, ADM, BNY Mellon, CBRE, Delta, EY, P&G, Merck, RBC, Sony.


Women-owned businesses that are 51% owned, managed and controlled by women qualify to attend the event if they join the WEConnect International network. Join here, for the opportunity to network, learn and grow your business. It’s free! Then return here and purchase your ticket. We reserve the right to deny access to the event to ticket holders who are not registered or certified with WEConnect International and to refuse refund of the ticket price.

Attend one or all parts of the global virtual event:


Adarsh Katta

JP Morgan Chase

Amy Bourne

Marriot International

Heidi Landry

Johnson & Johnson

Latasha Griffin


Tiffany Beers


Andrea Lizarzaburu

WEConnect International

Elizabeth Vazquez

WEConnect International

Melanie Oliver

WEConnect International

Mrinalini (Minnie) Venkatachalam

WEConnect International

Patricia Langan

WEConnect International

Rebecca Pearson

WEConnect International

Saritha Venumbaka

WEConnect International


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