Elizabeth A. Vazquez, Co-Founder and CEO, WEConnect International, is a world leader in women’s economic empowerment and global supplier diversity and inclusion and is the co-author of the book, “Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World.” Elizabeth works with many corporate leaders, including WEConnect International members with over US$1 trillion in annual purchasing power. She sits on the Walmart Global Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative’s International Advisory Council, the Procter & Gamble Supplier Diversity Advisory Council, the Global Citizen and CHIME FOR CHANGE Girls’ and Women’s Committee, and is a Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Jury Member for North America. She sits on the Board of Directors of Win-Win Strategies and is a W20 Representative to advance G20 commitments and a member of the B20. She also served as a member of the UN Secretary-General’s High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment. WEConnect International identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women’s business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with member buyers. The WEConnect International eNetwork supports and promotes women-owned businesses based in over 100 countries, including local support in 25 countries.