Women Entrepreneurs Connecting to a Corporate World - Vol II

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 11:45 to 17:00
Location: 

IBM Deutschland GmbH, IBM-Allee 1, 71139 Ehningen, Germany

Details: 

12th March 2020: Please note – due to the current situation with COVID-19, this event has been postponed and a new date will be confirmed asap – if you have any questions, please contact Emma Duncan on eduncan@weconnectinternational.org – many thanks!

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IBM, a WEConnect International corporate member, would like to invite you to participate in an event for women-owned businesses in Germany. The event is aimed at majority women-owned businesses - those that are minimum 51% owned by one or more women – and would be of most interest to businesses operating in the corporate and B2B sectors. The event is also open to women-owned businesses from other countries who can provide their products and services in the German market.

IBM recognises that a diverse supplier base is integral to strategic objectives – solidifying the connection between customer satisfaction and winning in the marketplace. Their supplier diversity programme expands purchasing opportunities for businesses owned and operated by minorities, women, LGBT+, veterans and service disabled veterans and disabled persons. You can find out more here.

The event will be conducted in a mix of German and English and there will be the opportunity to learn more about supplier diversity and how it could support your business, to connect with other women-owned businesses and to talk to local sourcing buyers from IBM. There will be a series of roundtable discussions as well as a learning workshop presented by IBM – topic TBC. The event will close at 5pm and be followed by an optional informal networking drinks reception.

Please feel free to share this information with majority owned women’s businesses who you think would be interested in attending.

Agenda:
11.45 Registration
12.15 Welcome and introductions to supplier diversity at IBM, WEConnect International and VdU
13.00 Roundtable discussions - (conducted in a mix of German and English) - there will be a number of tables with different discussion themes – e.g. a 'services & consulting' table or a table discussing ‘top tips for working successfully with corporate buyers’. Each attendee will be able to join a table that is of most interest to them and have the opportunity to network with sourcing buyers, corporations and other women-owned businesses.
14.00 Learning workshop led by IBM – topic TBC
16.30 Q&A, wrap up, takeaways and thank yous
17.00 Drinks and optional networking
18.00 Close

Registration:
12th March 2020: Please note – due to the current situation with COVID-19, this event has been postponed and a new date will be confirmed asap – if you have any questions, please contact Emma Duncan on eduncan@weconnectinternational.org – many thanks!
The event is free to attend but there are a limited number of places available so please book now: https://weconnect-ibm-women-entrepreneurs-corporate-world.eventbrite.co.uk

Directions to the venue can be found here.


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