Partner Projects

WEConnect International has partnered with corporate members and other organizations
to design and implement capacity-building, research and recognition programs.
¡Thank you all for your continued support!

Promoting & Scaling Sustainability and Procurement Opportunities for Diverse-Owned Businesses

WEConnect International is partnering with Danone, Diageo, and Google to promote sustainability approaches among targeted diverse suppliers by offering them a meaningful learning experience with theoretical and practical element, and scaled impact to positively influence as many suppliers as possible with a key message that sustainability will bring competitive advantage.

Moody’s Foundation: Financing your Growing Business

WEConnect International and the Moody’s Foundation have joined forces to address two critical challenges to growth faced by women-owned businesses—access to markets and access to finance. Our partnership looks to bridge these gaps with immediate resources to empower women entrepreneurs through mastery of financial skills. As partners, we are thrilled to offer free, expert-level training programs on creditworthiness to women business owners, providing them with the expertise and confidence they need to expand and increase the size of their operations on their own terms.

Financing your Growing Business Boot Camps Finance & Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices Boot Camp

UPS: Proudly Unstoppable Partnership

UPS partnered with WEConnect International and awarded 40 grants to women-owned small businesses in Canada, China, Germany and the United States.

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SCA: Women’s Empowerment through Economic Inclusion Project in South Asia

Funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA), WEConnect International is implementing a 3-year regional project on Women’s Empowerment through Economic Inclusion. The project is being implemented in Sri Lanka, India, Maldives and Bangladesh.

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WE3A by Thunderbird Global Management School and IDB Lab

WE3A is a joint effort of the Thunderbird Global Management School and IDB Lab who have partnered to create a three-pronged catalytic programming to strengthen women’s businesses in Latin America around three pillars: aspire, activate and accelerate. WE3A will provide participants in six Latin American countries with world-class training and access to resources and networks that until now have been out of reach.
WE3A es un esfuerzo conjunto de Thunderbird Global Management School y BID Lab, quienes se asociaron para crear una programación catalítica de tres frentes para fortalecer las empresas de mujeres en América Latina en torno a tres pilares : aspirar, activar y acelerar. WE3A brindará a los participantes en seis países latinoamericanos capacitación de clase mundial y acceso a recursos y redes que hasta ahora han estado fuera de su alcance.

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USAID: Leveraging Technology to Connect Women Business Owners to Markets

As part of a three-year partnership with USAID and private sector partners—SAP Ariba, Accenture, ExxonMobil, IBM, and Procter & Gamble—WEConnect International introduced a marketplace platform for buyers and suppliers to interact, and combined it with certification, education and training, to increase the capacity of both women-owned businesses and buyers to understand and benefit from new business opportunities.

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Current Partners and Funders


Entrepreneurs’ Organization


Inter-American Development Bank



OWIT International

TD Bank

Thunderbird School of Global Management

United Nations


U.S. Chambers of Commerce

U.S. Department of State


Vital Voices Global Partnership


Women’s World Banking

World Bank Group