#Buy16in16 - Shop with Purpose and Buy from Women in 2016

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What is the "Buy 16 in 16" Campaign?

Everyone is a buyer. When you make a trade or spend money, you are voting for the world you want. Join the "Buy 16 in 16" campaign and start shopping with purpose! Here are the facts:

  • Women have only 60% of the economic opportunities as men worldwide.
  • If women and men participated equally as entrepreneurs, the global GDP could rise by as much as US$1.5 trillion.
  • Women-owned businesses earn less than 1% of the money spent on vendors by large corporations and governments.
  • You have the power to change this!

How Do I Participate?

WEConnect International is challenging all buyers to purchase at least 16 products or services from 16 different women-owned businesses in #Buy16in16. Whenever you make a purchase, let us know on Twitter using #Buy16in16, include a photo, and let us know your progress. For example, “I just bought from @WomanBizOwner. My 2nd woman-owned product of the yr #Buy16in16.”

WEConnect International’s global staff will be sharing their purchases and tips for shopping with purpose throughout the year. We will recognize everyone who reaches or passes the goal of 16 on our website and social media accounts.

Where Can I Find Women-Owned Products and Services?

Look for the Women Owned Logo

“Women Owned” is an initiative to enable consumers to identify those products supplied by women-owned businesses during their shopping experience. Any products that bears the “Women Owned” logo is produced by a company that is owned and operated by a woman or women, as certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council in the United States and WEConnect International globally.

Search the WEConnect International eNetwork

The WEConnect International eNetwork holds nearly 6,000 profiles for women’s business enterprises in nearly 100 countries. Women entrepreneurs looking to support other women can search the eNetwork to find products and services in their region. The women’s business enterprises in the eNetwork represent a wide range of industries including: business support, construction, food and beverage, health care, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, telecommunications, and more.

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