5. GENDER EQUALITY

TD Bank Group and WEConnect International Work Together to Fund Training for Women-Owned Businesses in Québec – Canada NewsWire

TD Bank Group and WEConnect International Work Together to Fund Training for Women-Owned Businesses in Québec  Canada NewsWire

With only one per cent of corporate and government spend worldwide going to women-owned businesses, it is a critical time to economically empower women entrepreneurs. TD and WEConnect International, along with program delivery partner, Le Réseau des Femmes D’Affaires du Quebec, will offer this exclusive workshop during the year. Participants in the program will also receive 20 hours of complimentary consulting services from Inno-Centre.  

Women entrepreneurs in the province of Quebec who are seeking to do business with global supply chains and on a path to grow their B2B business are invited to contact WEConnect International for more details about the program. Applications to participate in the program are open to majority women-owned businesses. The locations include: Brossard, Laval, Drummondville, Quebec City, West Island, Montreal East and Downtown Montreal between March 26, 2020 and November 26, 2020.

About WEConnect International

WEConnect International helps women-owned businesses succeed in global value chains. It identifies, educates, and certifies women’s business enterprises based outside of the U.S. that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women, and then connects them with member buyers. WEConnect International members represent over US$1 trillion in annual purchasing power and a commitment to supplier development and inclusive sourcing. The result is a network of corporate buyers working with women business owners based in over 115 countries that are learning, collaborating and winning new business.

About TD Bank Group

The Toronto-Dominion Bank and its subsidiaries are collectively known as TD Bank Group (“TD” or the “Bank”). TD is the sixth largest bank in North America by branches and serves over 26 million customers in three key businesses operating in a number of locations in financial centres around the globe: Canadian Retail, including TD Canada Trust, TD Auto Finance Canada, TD Wealth (Canada), TD Direct Investing, and TD Insurance; U.S. Retail, including TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, TD Auto Finance U.S., TD Wealth (U.S.), and an investment in TD Ameritrade; and Wholesale Banking, including TD Securities. TD also ranks among the world’s leading online financial services firms, with more than 13 million active online and mobile customers. TD had CDN$1.5 trillion in assets on January 31, 2020. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades under the symbol “TD” on the Toronto and New York Stock Exchanges.

Women-owned businesses interested in applying to participate in the program can register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TDTrainingCanada2020

For more information, please contact Stephanie Fontaine, Country Director for Canada, , or +1-416-454-7132; for media interviews, media interviews, contact, Angela Walker, VP of Communications, at or +1-202-446-8840.  

For details on self-registering as a Women Owned Business or becoming a certified Women Business Enterprise, please contact Nikki Reid, Director of Certification and Training, nreid@weconnectinternational.org

SOURCE WEConnect International

For further information: TD Bank contact details: Jillian Tanouye, TD Bank Group, , 416-545-6136

Source: newswire.ca

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