Elizabeth Vazquez

Podcast Interview

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Elizabeth Vazquez is a world leader in women’s economic empowerment. Through her role as CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International she is on a global mission to increase supplier diversity and inclusion.

To say that Elizabeth is well connected and influential is an understatement. She advises the likes of Walmart, Proctor and Gamble and the UN – including being part of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment from 2016-2017.

The title of the book that Elizabeth co-authored arguably sums up her mission: “Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World.”

During our conversation Elizabeth shares with us why she thinks we should join her on the mission to include women owned businesses in the supply chains of large businesses and Governments – only 1% of corporate supplier spend is on women owned business. Elizabeth’s insight on why the pandemic lockdown might be helping smaller women owned businesses.

If you are thinking about how a business can make a bigger positive social impact this podcast provides one very simple step that could make a real difference. Elizabeth encourages you all to rise to the challenge and commit to supporting women owned businesses. Links below.


WEConnect International: weconnectinternational.org/
COVID survey results: weconnectinternational.org/covid/

Rise to the Challenge: weconnectinternational.org/rise2thechallenge/

Scaling Women Owned Business: weconnectinternational.org/about-women…businesses/

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