October 2, 2020

Five New Major Corporate Members Join WEConnect International

Press Release/Q4 2020/4

WASHINGTON, DC, October 2, 2020 – Five new corporate powerhouses have become member buyers of WEConnect International, demonstrating their commitment to supplier diversity, Michael Tobolski, Vice President of Member Development, announced today.

“Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact many of our supporters around the globe, these corporations realize the importance of investing in the diversification of their supply chains,” Tobolski said. “Consumers want to buy from companies that walk the walk and commit to sourcing goods and services from women-owned businesses.”

New Global Members:

bp’s purpose is to reimagine energy for people and our planet. It has set out an ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050, or sooner, and help the world get to net zero, and recently announced its ‎strategy for delivering on that ambition.

Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people’s lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. With products sold in almost every country in the world, Logitech’s leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals, with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control.

Micron Technology, Inc is a world leader in innovative memory solutions that transform how the world uses information to enrich life for all. For over 40 years, our company has been instrumental to the world’s most significant technology advancements, delivering optimal memory and storage systems for a broad range of applications.

Motorola Solutions, Inc. is the leading global provider of end-to-end mission-critical communication solutions and services. Our technology platforms, command center software, video security & analytics, bolstered by managed & support services, enable our customers to be their best, in the moments that matter.

Vodafone Group is one of the world’s leading telecoms and technology service providers. We have extensive experience in connectivity, convergence and the Internet of Things, as well as championing mobile financial services and digital transformation in emerging markets. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 24 countries, partners with mobile networks in 42 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 31 December 2019, Vodafone Group had approximately 625 million mobile customers, 27 million fixed broadband customers and 22 million TV customers, including all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.

WEConnect International is honored to have more than 100 major corporate buyers globally. In addition, the network hosts more than 10,000 women entrepreneurs who are eager to scale up their businesses. WEConnect International is launching its WECommunity platform and its new website soon, which will make it even more efficient and effective for buyers to connect with suppliers worldwide.

“Women-owned businesses earn less than 1 percent of global spend on vendors by large corporations and governments,” said WEConnect International President, Rebecca Pearson. “We are making the case for more inclusive value chains by investing in technology to ultimately put more money into the hands of women.”

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For more information or media interviews, please contact, Angela Walker, VP of Marketing and Communications, at awalker@weconnectinternational.org or +1-202-446-8840.

 For corporate membership, contact Michael Tobolski, VP of Member Development, mtobolski@weconnectinternational.org, or online at https://weconnectinternational.org/en/corporate-membership/membership-opportunities

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