CEO and Co-Founder
Elizabeth A. Vazquez is a world leader in women’s economic empowerment and global supplier diversity and inclusion. As the CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, she is responsible for mission delivery and impact. 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 organization supports and promotes women-owned businesses based in over 130 countries and helps WEConnect International member buyers with over US$1 trillion in annual purchasing power source more from women suppliers. She is the co-author of, “Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World” and has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and is the recipient of the 2018 Fletcher Women's Leadership Award for outstanding graduates making a meaningful impact in the world.