Published On: Mon, Jan 18th, 2016

WEConnect International.. An organization to support women business owners in the world

There are many establishments that support women in the world. WEConnect International is among those and gives a hand to women who are in the business world. In this short article we would humbly like to contribute to the efforts of this body by getting more people to know what it is about and what it does etc..

WEConnect International helps women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains.

WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women’s business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers.

WCI raises awareness among corporate citizens globally on the fact that women business owners are key players in global economic development and sustainability.

It coaches women business owners to build the capacity to scale their operation and sell successfully to major regional and global corporations.

It identifies women owned businesses and evaluate the business readiness of women-owned businesses to participate as certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) vendors in the supplier diversity and inclusion programs. This assessment includes compliance with the universal standards for a WBE and approved companies are recognized by major regional and global corporations through our groundbreaking Seal of Certification Process.

It breaks down the barriers that prevent women business owners from thriving by helping them to interact with peers and gain access to growth opportunities with major regional and global corporations.

In Turkey, WEConnect International works with Kagider to identify, educate, register, and certify women’s business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States.

The operation of the Turkish branch is co-ordinated by MS NİLAY ÇELİK and Semiha UNAL our guest writer and owner/director of is among prominent members of the Turkey Branch.


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