Think Big! Women In Business Conference

Think Big! Women In Business Conference


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About The Event

WEConnect International, a non-profit organisation that provides market access to women enterprises through its corporate members and global network, is organising a Women in Business Forum in Bangalore on 19 November 2013. The theme of the Forum is ‘Think Big’. This signifies the importance for women business owners to imagine, aspire and go beyond their perceived limitations and scale their business to greater heights.  The theme also captures the potential economic and social impact of the Third Billion when they Think Big!




8.00 – 9.30 AM


9:30 - 9.40 AM

Welcome by Sucharita Eashwar,Executive Director, WEConnect International

9:40 – 9:55 AM


Address by Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder, WEConnect International

10:00 – 10:15 AM

Keynote Address – Meg Jones, Women and Trade, International Trade Center, United Nations

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:15 AM

 Keynote Session  – KumudSrinivasan, President Intel India

11:15 –11:30 AM

Address by MrVidyashankar: Principal Secretary,Commerce&Industries,Govt of Karnataka

11:30 – 11:45 AM

Presentation of Roadmap 2020 and Beyond - first city road map for Bangalore -By Quantum Leaps, Athena Infonomics&WEConnect International 

11.45 – 12.15 PM

Interactive Discussion:  Creating an Ecosystem for Women Entrepreneurship

 Moderated by Sanjay Anandaram, (Startup Investor &Chief Mentor WEConnect India) with MrVidyashankar&Ms Uma Reddy (Entrepreneur &Promoter, WEConnect India)


12:15 – 12:30 PM

India Release of Supplier Diversity Code of Conduct – Presented by RBS


12.30 – 1.30 PM


1.30 – 5.00  PM






Speed Dating Round Tables with corporate Buyers and women business enterprises (WBEs).

Corporation representatives will interact in 30 minutes with the WBE delegates in small groups of 8-10 in each session. They will brief the WBEs on their procurement processes and the WBEs will have an opportunity to do a 1 minute elevator pitch.

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Parallel track for aspiring entrepreneurs: Crosshairs Communication 



Track 1

Track 2

1.30 – 3.00 PM

  • Workshop With ITC    (International Trade Centre)

 UN Global Platform for Action for increasing procurement from women vendors by government and industry. Procurement processes in the IT sector for women vendors and global buyers

Workshop on Think Big led by

Dream:In. This will enable

participants toarticulate dreams

for their business, capture them and create a roadmap to convert them to reality.


3.00- 4.30 PM

  • Leveraging the WEConnect International Network
  • How to Become a Vendor to Fortune 500 companies/ Responding to Corporate RFPs, led by member corporation – Intel


Tea/coffee on tap through the afternoon

5.00 – 6:30 PM



Recognition Ceremony & Reception

Announcement on UN Global Platform for Action -Meg Jones, International Trade Center

Ceremony  to RecogniseWEConnect Stars& Champions

The recognition ceremony will be followed by Networking over High Tea



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