April 7, 2017


With the US Ambassador in attendance, WEConnect International gathered over 100 women business owners and business leaders in Santiago to network and discuss the landscape for women entrepreneurs in Chile.

The event, held on April 9th, was generously supported by the Inter American Development Bank. The institution was represented by Eddy Linares, Chief of Operations.

Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO of WEConnect International, welcomed participants and stressed her organization’s commitment to support women entrepreneurs globally.  Representatives from Walmart Chile, CESAM Sodexo, and Manpower offered insights into the operation of supply chains and entrepreneurship at a panel moderated by Belisa de las Casas, Director for Latin America at WEConnect International.

“Many changes are happening in Chile that are inspiring other nations to incorporate women in various fields,” said US Ambassador Mike Hammer.

After the forum, women entrepreneurs certified by WEConnect International had the opportunity to participate in a matchmaking session with leading global corporations, including Walmart Chile, Sodexo, Manpower, Pfizer, and Telefónica.

WEConnect International will hold another forum for women business owners in Lima, Peru, on April 11th. Prior to the forum in Chile, WEConnect International hosted an activity for women entrepreneurs in Brazil on April 7th.