WEConnect International Expands Certification to Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands!

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WEConnect International is proud to extend Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification to women-owned businesses in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

WBE Certification offers a formal verification for corporations purchasing goods and services from women businesses owners that meets universal standards for certification. It ensures that said businesses are truly at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. Women-owned businesses in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands can also continue to self-register on the WEConnect International eNetwork.

WEConnect International’s Executive Director for Europe Maggie Berry says:

“Supplier diversity is a really new part of the diversity landscape here in Europe. It’s exciting to be working with our corporate members who are leading by example to pioneer the inclusive sourcing movement in the region.”

WEConnect International has offered WBE certification in the UK and Ireland since 2009. With the expansion into new European markets, WEConnect International can help corporations certify their existing women-owned suppliers and connect them to new women-owned businesses ready to scale and grow in global value chains.

Intel’s Greater European Region Strategic Sourcing Director Megan Stowe says:

“Being a member of WEConnect International really helps us source from diverse suppliers, from women-owned businesses, which would otherwise be really difficult to accomplish in the international space.”

WEConnect International currently offers WBE certification in over 20 countries and works to level the playing field for women-owned businesses to gain access to market-opportunities in nearly 100 countries worldwide.

To learn more about WEConnect International Certification, click here.


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