Written by: Ajuma – Founder ‘ETHNIKOS One Million For One Million Kids in Need Project’
The 5 Year report of WEConnect International was released recently. It’s amazing to see how this organization has achieved measurable impact in a very short period of 5 years, since its inception. WEConnect International is now present in 17 countries and has certified 611 Women Business Enterprises’ as being qualified to do business with multinational organizations, whilst 3,902 self-registered women businesses are also a part of the eNetwork. WEConnect has conducted 143 market access trainings and had an attendance of 6,643 women attending in different parts of the world. As at March, 2015 the organization boasts of over 60 corporate members.
ETHNIKOS toys happens’ to be part of the impact story and our testimonial is shared on page 11 of the organization’s 5 Year report. Click here to read the “2015: 5 Years Building Inclusive Growth” report!
At the first WEConnect International Exhibition and Matchmaker event in Nigeria which took place on 4-5 May,2015 in Lagos , ETHNIKOS was matched with Procter & Gamble, NBC(Coca –Cola), Etisalat, Dangote, Exxon Mobil , Cadbury, Access Bank, Next Cash and Carry, Hilton . The matchmaker sessions created the opportunity to have one on one sessions with procurement managers from these companies. The networking was great and the beauty of it all is that it happened all under one roof. We are now following up on our proposals.
The icing on the cake was that we had Elizabeth Vazquez the founder of this great organization join us and spur us on to greater heights.
I’m happy to be a WEConnection!