2019 Global Reach through National and Regional Organizations

All descriptions are from the respective website of each organization.



WEConnect International - is a global network that connects women-owned businesses to qualified buyers around the world. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51 percent owned, as well as managed and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with multinational corporate buyers.

NGLCC Global – is the international division of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce. It is a network comprised of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) Chambers of Commerce and Business Networks all over the world. It is devoted to promoting economic empowerment as well as inclusive economic growth for LGBTI people and LGBTI-owned businesses. As a network, it builds on the strengths of each partner and shares best practices, while also developing a more thorough understanding of the challenges that LGBTI people and business owners face. NGLCC Global aims to increase the registration of LGBTI-owned businesses to connect them with multinational corporations and international affiliate chamber leaders to increase their business opportunities.

For United Kingdom, in addition to the above for all of E AME, there is:

MSDUK – The mission is to make Britain a more inclusive and prosperous society. MSDUK works hand-in-hand with corporate members to understand their individual supply chain dynamics; what, how, and when they buy, and capabilities they look for in any new suppliers. MSDUK prides itself in getting consistent support from British and global firms, representing a wide range of industries.

For South Africa, in addition to the above for all of E AME, there is:

SASDC – South African Supplier Diversity Council. The SASDC certifies Black-Owned Business Enterprises. These are for-profit enterprises, regardless of size, physically located in South Africa which are majority owned, operated and controlled by Black persons. Black persons are South African citizens who are Indian, African, and Colored.