CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect InternationalElizabeth A. Vazquez is the CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International, a corporate led non-profit that helps to empower women business owners to succeed in global markets. She is a serial social entrepreneur and world leader in global supplier diversity and inclusion. Ms. Vazquez sits on several Boards of Directors, including the Global Banking Alliance for Women, is an Advisor to the Clinton Global Initiative, and is a Member of the U.S. Department of State’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership Subcommittee on Access to Markets. She has been a speaker and conducted trainings in numerous countries on globalization, value chains, international trade, diversity and inclusion, social sustainability, women's entrepreneurship, technology, and corporate and government sourcing policies and practices. Ms. Vazquez was born in Mexico and has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she studied development economics and international negotiation as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She also completed graduate seminars at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School of Government, the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University, and Sookmyung Women’s University in South Korea.