Sourcing from Women Vendors
Vanessa Erogbogbo, Women and Trade Programme Manager, ITC
Virginia Littlejohn, President and C...
Objectives of the Workshop
•
Make women business owners aware of opportunities to
participate in global value chains
− Int...
Overview
2. Agenda
•
Welcome by Vanessa Erogbogbo, and Introduction of Speakers
− ITC Initiatives, Vanessa Erogbogbo, ITC ...
Women in Global Value Chains
•
ITC Women & Trade Programme
•
Global Platform for Action – 10 Year Initiative Launched in
D...
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Buyer Mentor Groups
5
•
Coffee in Africa in 2013 and Seattle in 2014
•
And Textiles and Garments...
Buyer Mentor Groups
Global Trends in Procurement by Women
5. WEConnect International – an organization of multinational corporations
that want...
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
6. Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (Tess to insert)
•
Xxxxxx (24 point type i...
Women’s Empowerment Principles
7. The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance
on how to empower women ...
Interactive Discussion & Audience Participation
•
Q&A (10 minutes)
•
2-minute Elevator Sales Pitch (First Exercise:
Split ...
Further information:
Vanessa Erogbogbo
Women and Trade Programme Manager
International Trade Centre
erogbogbo@intracen.org...
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  1. 1. Sourcing from Women Vendors Vanessa Erogbogbo, Women and Trade Programme Manager, ITC Virginia Littlejohn, President and CEO, Quantum Leaps, Inc Tess Mateo, CxCatalysts, New York Elizabeth Vazquez, Chief Executive Officer, WEConnect International BPW International Congress, Jeju Island, South Korea, 26 May 2014, 1400-1600 pm
  2. 2. Objectives of the Workshop • Make women business owners aware of opportunities to participate in global value chains − International Trade Centre’s Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum − Buyer Mentor Groups to build quality, capacity and scalability • Train women how to access these opportunities • Match women in the room 2
  3. 3. Overview 2. Agenda • Welcome by Vanessa Erogbogbo, and Introduction of Speakers − ITC Initiatives, Vanessa Erogbogbo, ITC Women & Trade Programme Manager − Buyer Mentor Group Meetings, Virginia Littlejohn, Lead International Consultant, ITC Women & Trade Programme − WEConnect International, Elizabeth Vazquez, CEO and Co-Founder − Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), Tess Mateo, Managing Director, CXCatalysts • Profile of audience with show of hands − International leaders − National leaders of BPW chapters − BPW national officers − Women business owners − Interested women − Other 3
  4. 4. Women in Global Value Chains • ITC Women & Trade Programme • Global Platform for Action – 10 Year Initiative Launched in December 2010 in Chongqing, China • Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum − Chongqing in 2011 − Mexico City in 2012 − Rwanda in 2014 − Results • The role of Trade Support Institutions 4
  5. 5. Click icon to add picture Buyer Mentor Groups 5 • Coffee in Africa in 2013 and Seattle in 2014 • And Textiles and Garments in London
  6. 6. Buyer Mentor Groups
  7. 7. Global Trends in Procurement by Women 5. WEConnect International – an organization of multinational corporations that want to source from women-owned businesses 8
  8. 8. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 6. Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (Tess to insert) • Xxxxxx (24 point type in Arial) • Xxxxxx − Xxxxx − Xxxxx − Xxxxx − Xxxxx 9
  9. 9. Women’s Empowerment Principles 7. The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development for women Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women Principle 6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality 10
  10. 10. Interactive Discussion & Audience Participation • Q&A (10 minutes) • 2-minute Elevator Sales Pitch (First Exercise: Split audience into groups, then have the women pitch to their group – 20 minutes) • Buyer Seller Matching Process: Women Sourcing from Other Women (Second Exercise – 15 minutes) • Interactive Matchmaking (Third Exercise – 30 minutes) • Wrap-up (10 minutes) • Q&A (5 minutes)
  11. 11. Further information: Vanessa Erogbogbo Women and Trade Programme Manager International Trade Centre erogbogbo@intracen.org www.intracen.org/womenandtrade Virginia Littlejohn President and CEO, Quantum Leaps, Inc vlittlejohn@quantumleapsinc.org www.quantumleapsinc.org 12 Tess Mateo CxCatalysts, New York tmateo@cxcatalysts.com www.cxcatalysts.com Elizabeth Vazquez, Chief Executive Officer, WEConnect International evazquez@weconnectinternational.org www.WEConnectInternational.org

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