WEConnect International Establishes Australasia Office in Sydney

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Mary Doherty to Lead the Growth of Women’s Business Network

"...if we expect women to play a more powerful role in building sustainable economies, women entrepreneurs must find success in larger markets..."

WEConnect International in Australasia was launched in Sydney on May 23, 2012, and has appointed Mary Doherty as the lead strategist for growth.

According to Elizabeth A. Vazquez, the CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, "Mary is an experienced senior executive in Australia and Europe. Her broad international experience in business, managing strategic and sensitive issues, will be key to our success in Australia and New Zealand. Australasia is a very strategic market for our members because of the many goods and services they are already sourcing locally."

Mary Doherty is a longtime champion for global supplier diversity and inclusion, as demonstrated by her efforts with the Australian Indigenous Minority Supplier Council (AIMSC). At WEConnect International in Australasia, Doherty will merge her profession and passion, guiding high-level efforts to facilitate links among diverse industries, agencies and corporate Australia. Her keen business vision, far-reaching network and enduring support for all-inclusive enterprises make Doherty a tremendous asset to the entire WEConnect International organization.

“I am committed to working with our corporate members and partners to empower women business owners with the knowledge and networks needed to build and develop sustainable economic opportunities for women in Australasia,” Mary Doherty said, “because if we expect women to play a more powerful role in building sustainable economies, women entrepreneurs must find success in larger markets and WEConnect International will be there to help.”

About WEConnect International

WEConnect International, a corporate-led non-profit, helps build sustainable communities and economic growth by empowering women business owners to succeed in global markets. WEConnect International has since 2009 provided certification, resources, mentoring and peer/corporate connections to businesses based outside the United States that are at least 51 percent owned, managed and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International corporate members represent $700 billion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and global supplier development: Accenture, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Boeing, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Cummins, D.W. Morgan, Dun & Bradstreet, Ernst & Young, ExxonMobil, Full Circle Exchange, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, HP, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Manpower, Marriott International, Microsoft, Motorola, Pfizer, PG&E, RBS, Verizon, Walmart and Wellpoint. Learn more at weconnectinternational.org.
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