WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 -- Elizabeth A. Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, will deliver the keynote address at the World Trade Center Miami's 11th annual International Women's Day luncheon in Miami.
More than 450 executives and professionals are expected to attend the event, to be held on March 7 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.
WEConnect International is a corporate driven nonprofit that helps to empower women business owners to succeed in global markets. As CEO, Vazquez is responsible for the vision, mission delivery, growth for impact, and partner development for the organization in every region of the world. The WEConnect International network currently includes local representatives in 16 countries, and the corporate network represents over US$700 billion in annual purchasing power.
A social entrepreneur and world leader in global supplier diversity and inclusion, Vazquez is co-author of the book “Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World.”
Four leaders in Florida's growing international trade sector will be honored during the luncheon:
• Alice E. Ancona, Director, Global Outreach, Florida Chamber of Commerce
• Jennifer Diaz, Shareholder, Chair, Customs & International Trade Becker & Poliakoff, P.A.
• Barbara Reilly, CAE, Executive Vice President, National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association (NCBFAA)
• Diane J. Sabatino, Port Director, PortMiami, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Global trade is one of Florida's most significant economic drivers. In her remarks Vazquez will elaborate on the importance of gender diversity in international commerce.
At the luncheon, WTCM President and CEO Charlotte Gallogly will highlight the formation of the International Women's Advisory Council of the Americas, which will provide strategic advice and guidance to the WTCM. Vazquez has been invited to join the Advisory Council.
The WTCM began to sponsor this annual event in 2004 with the aim to recognize Florida women who have made major contributions to international business.
For more details on the 2014 luncheon, call 305-871-7910 or visit http://www.worldtrade.org
For more information about WEConnect International, visit http://www.weconnectinternational.org
Liza Gross, WEConnect International, http://www.WEConnectInternational.org, +1 (202) 810-6007, [email protected]