WEConnect International has launched a Women’s Business Certification for businesses that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women in Bangladesh.
The WEConnect International Certification is a globally recognized assessment process available in 48 countries, and it opens doors for women-owned businesses seeking access to a growing community of businesses and other large buyers engaged in non-core sourcing. sexist across their value chains.
Through certification, women-owned businesses will increase their online visibility by displaying their full business profile in a searchable global database of over 12,000 registered suppliers and over 1,000 certified women-owned suppliers. .
Available in 10 languages, the database is used exclusively by member buyers, including some of the largest companies in the world. Certified companies can also use the globally recognized Women Owned logo on consumer-facing products to enhance and differentiate their brand.
Certification benefits also include virtual and in-person opportunities to “meet the member” with top buyers willing to listen to short presentations or presentations and offer feedback.
There are also formal mentorship programs offered by WEConnect International members on a selective basis, as well as training and capacity building programs based on in-person and virtual webinars through WEConnect Academy.
“The certification process is key to increasing spend with various vendors,” said Elizabeth A Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International.
“It provides the assurance that buying members need when looking to buy more from controlled women-owned businesses and adds rigor and credibility to their inclusive sourcing efforts.”
The international WEConnect certification was launched in Bangladesh as part of the World Bank’s Corporate Connect project funded by the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative.
For more information on the project, certification or how to register for training, please contact the organizers: [email protected]