Elizabeth A. Vazquez

CEO and Co-Founder, WEConnect International

Elizabeth A. Vazquez is the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, a corporate led non-profit that helps to empower women business owners to succeed in global markets. She is a world leader in women’s economic empowerment and global supplier diversity and inclusion. WEConnect International supports and promotes women-owned businesses based in over 100 countries and WEConnect International corporate members represent over US$1 trillion in annual purchasing power. Ms. Vazquez is the co-author of the book, “Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World.”  She sits on the Walmart Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative’s International Advisory Council, the P&G Supplier Diversity Advisory Council, the Global Citizen Girls’ and Women’s Committee, is a Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Jury Member for North America and sits on several Boards of Directors.  She “rang the bell” at the NYSE in 2019 in support of women business owners and served as a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. She was born in Mexico and has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School.

My Sessions

As the first panel in this track illustrated, businesses are aligning their sustainability commitments to the SDGs – but what practical strategies can purchasers and suppliers use to reach their goals? This panel will dig deeper to look at ways that companies are building SDG commitments into e-Procurement tools, and across their activities, to provide … read more >>

Procurement and the Sustainable Development Goals