About Us

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.

Meet the Team

Maggie Berry

Maggie Berry

Executive Director for Europe

Maggie joined the organisation in December 2012 – she has lead responsibility for the management, leadership and development of WEConnect International in Europe. Her role involves developing corporate and public sector support as well as growing and developing the database and network of registered and certified women business owners across the UK and Europe.

Previously Maggie was the Managing Director of womenintechnology.co.uk – an online job board, recruitment and networking forum for women working in the technology profession in the UK. She was involved from Women in Technology's inception in the autumn of 2004, managed all aspects of the website and the networking activities Women in Technology organised and she continues to run the Women in Technology Network on an informal basis.

In March 2012 Maggie was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader and she served as a Global Agenda Council Member on Employment for the 2012-2014 term. In July 2011 she was listed as one of 15 UK-based TIAW (the International Alliance for Women) World of Difference Award winners and in July 2010 she was included in Management Today's '35 Under 35' list.

She is also a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists.

For enquiries about corporate membership and partnerships or if you’re a woman business owner who would like to find out more about joining WEConnect International, please contact Maggie.

Email: mberry@weconnectinternational.org

Jay McLeod

Jay McLeod

Administration for Europe

Jay has been managing the eNetwork and providing administrative support to the WEConnect International team in Europe on a part-time basis since December 2014. She was previously based in the Philippines where she managed the executive search division of Q2 HR Solutions.

She has also worked as a duty free trainer and merchandiser for Chanel Asia Pacific, as a product manager for Lancome and as a sales manager for the Mandarin Oriental Manila.

Email: euadmin@weconnectinternational.org

Rachel Ryan

Rachel Ryan

Finance & Accounts for Europe

Rachel manages the accounts and finance for WEConnect International in Europe and has worked with the organisation since August 2015. She has over 20 years of accountancy experience having worked in practice and within both the public and private sectors. She has been the proprietor of her own accountancy practice since 2013.

Rachel is a fully qualified Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, a Licensed Accountant and has a BA degree in Social Sciences.

Email: eufinance@weconnectinternational.org

Rhonda Parry

Rhonda Parry

Administration for Europe

Rhonda works with the Europe team in a part-time supporting role assisting with day-to-day administration as well as helping with marketing and research projects. In addition, she works with a management consultancy which specialises in business transformation.

She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English and a Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults and spent several years lecturing at Florida Atlantic University and at the University of Hertfordshire.

Email: eusupport@weconnectinternational.org

Becky John

Social Media Support

Becky is Director of 92 Minutes, a business supporting women and the organisations they run. She works with WEConnect International to support their social media. Previously, Becky's career has spanned the public, private and third sectors, encompassing retail, sales, operations, knowledge transfer, marketing and events.

From 2008 to 2015, Becky ran the social business she had founded, Who Made Your Pants?, for which she won the 2014 Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year award. Becky has also worked as a fundraising manager and marketing and business development manager.