Based in Washington, D.C., WEConnect International has since 2009 provided certification, resources, mentoring and peer/corporate connections to businesses based outside the United States that are at least 51 per cent owned, managed and controlled by one or more women.
WEConnect Jamaica will be launched in Jamaica in the first quarter of 2013, and will provide a unique opportunity for Jamaican women to access global markets for their goods and services.
Spearheaded by local entrepreneurs, Yaneek Page and Ethnie Miller-Simpson, t
WEConnect CEO and co-founder,
Though the formal launch of WEConnect Jamaica will take place in the first quarter of 2013, the partnership agreement has already been executed and interested women may begin self registering now at http://www.weconnectinternational.org/join-our-network/women-business-owners-get-self-registered
WEConnect International is the first organization to certify and register women-owned businesses in developed and emerging markets.
“WEConnect International is committed to working with our partners to empower women business owners in Jamaica,” said WEConnect CEO and co-founder Elizabeth Vazquez, “because if we expect women to play a more powerful role in building sustainable economies, women entrepreneurs must find success in larger markets.”
The WEConnect International network has expanded worldwide to include partners in Canada, UK, Australia, China, India and Peru, where women business owners have been afforded the resources and networks required to successfully compete on an international basis.
WEConnect corporate members include Coca Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Scotiabank, IBM, HP, Apple, RBC, RIM, Microsoft, Walmart, Ernst & Young, Marriott, Accenture, Mastercard and many others.
Contact: Yaneek Page, Managing Director, Future Services International Ltd
Tel: (876) 960-9554, (876) 906-9553 Cel: (876) 818-0879
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August 31, 2012