Globally women influence $20 trillion in annual consumer spending and they make 85% of consumer purchasing decisions. Yet, on average, only 1% of corporate – and government spend – on products and services worldwide goes to women-owned businesses. WEConnect International is on a mission to change that worrying statistic!

Webinar recording and slides are now available

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WEConnect International is a corporate-led not-for-profit that is empowering women business owners to succeed in global markets – they’re working to connect more majority (51%+) owned women’s businesses into global corporate supply chains. Their multinational corporate members, including some of the world’s biggest brands, represent over $1 trillion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and global supplier development. They are keen to buy more products and services from women-owned businesses.

If you’re interested in selling your products and services to firms such as Accenture, IBM, Intel and Johnson & Johnson, then register to participate in this webinar. You’ll hear from WEConnect International’s Executive Director for Europe, Maggie Berry OBE – who will share more background about the organisation and how it can support your business growth.

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the global economy and local communities. So now is very much the time for governments and corporations to work together to diversify supply chains to help mitigate future shocks to both local and global economies. The increased adoption of active supplier diversity and inclusion programmes in Europe will help to minimise future disruptions within value chains. It’s a win-win for buyers and for women suppliers around the world who are ready to step up to meet demand and deliver value for money.

Delivered by Maggie Berry OBE, Executive Director for Europe | WEConnect International