WEConnect Europe

WEConnect International in Europe is a non-profit organisation that is opening doors to new supply chains. Led by corporate members, it certifies firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and connects them with the growing global demand from corporations and the public sector for diverse and innovative suppliers. The organisation partners with corporations, associations, governments, women entrepreneurs and their supporters, and is affiliated with a global certification network for women-owned enterprises.

WEConnect International in Europe also facilitates the building of strong networks for women by connecting them both with procurement officers of top corporations and with other certified firms in order to enhance bidding capacity, and creates the opportunity of business to business contracting.

Aims & Objectives

WEConnect International in Europe delivers the leading international certification standard for women-owned businesses. We bring together the growing corporate and public sector demand for diverse supply chains with certified women-owned businesses.

The main benefits are:-

for Corporate Members

  • Diversity as a driver of innovation
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Reputation
  • Recognition as leaders in the field of diversity in procurement
  • Contributing to and shaping legislation

for Women Business Owners

  • Accessing contract opportunities – relationships with supportive MNCs
  • Marketing edge – differentiation as a women-owned business
  • Business to business trading and partnership creation with other WBOs

for Public Sector Supporters

  • Supplier diversity is a priority of the recommendations of Government’s Women’s Enterprise Task Force final report and recommendations, Greater Return On Women’s Enterprise (link is external)
  • Equality of opportunity is a commitment of all progressive Governments
  • National/Regional Productivity and GVA
  • Support of women-owned businesses with growth potential

WEConnect International in Europe delivers a practical programme connecting women’s business enterprises (WBEs) to corporate and public sector contract opportunities; and a broader programme of corporate and public sector influence and culture change.