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MD, Accenture, Mrs. Juliet Anammah (left); CEO & Co-Founder, WeConnect International, Mrs. Elizabeth Vazquez; Executive Director, Exxon Mobil, Mrs. Oluseyi Afolabi; and Manager, Procurement, Wellwork/ Completions Category, Exxon Mobil, Mrs. Judith Mbonu, during the WEConnect International Exhibition and Matchmaker Day in Lagos.

MD, Accenture, Mrs. Juliet Anammah (left); CEO & Co-Founder, WeConnect International, Mrs. Elizabeth Vazquez; Executive Director, Exxon Mobil, Mrs. Oluseyi Afolabi; and Manager, Procurement, Wellwork/ Completions Category, Exxon Mobil, Mrs. Judith Mbonu, during the WEConnect International Exhibition and Matchmaker Day in Lagos.

IN a bid to empower women in businesses grow, compete and rise to international standard, Accenture has partnered with WEConnect International Exhibition and Matchmaker, Nigeria to bring start-up businesses to the frontline.

In a two-day exhibition and workshop held at Ruby Gardens Lekki, women in businesses from different facets, including textiles, consumer goods, furniture, management consulting, industrial and cleaning supplies, agriculture, mechanical and technological services, showcased their products and services and had insightful sessions on how to be successful business owners.

According to the CEO WEConnect International, Elizabeth Vazquez, since its inception five years ago, the corporate-led non-profit organization has helped connect women in 90 countries across the continent to businesses with corporate buyers.

“For us, this is a great opportunity to work with other corporate organizations like Accenture and others that are committed to being inclusive in their practices and want to do more businesses with women in Nigeria but they don’t know how to find them. So, our job is to help the corporations find growing businesses of women in businesses, certify that they are women in businesses and introduce them to buyers.”

Vazquez however noted that their aim is to ensure that women do businesses with women.


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