Elizabeth A. Vazquez

President, CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International

Elizabeth A. Vazquez is a member of the Cornerstone Board of Directors and President, 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 is the co-author of the book, “Buying for Impact: How to Buy from Women and Change Our World.”

As the CEO of WEConnect International, Ms. Vazquez is responsible for the vision, mission delivery, organizational growth for impact, and partner development in every region of the world. WEConnect International Members are true pioneers in global supplier development and inclusion with over US$700 billion in annual purchasing power and a clear interest in buying more from women’s business enterprises.  Prior to WEConnect, Ms. Vazquez was the CEO and Co-Founder of Tradebuilders, working with corporate and government leaders on “Virtual Trade Missions” and other trade events. She was also the Executive Director of Quantum Leaps, a global non-profit dedicated to the growth of women owned businesses.

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.

Ms. Vazquez was born in Mexico and has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University and the University Honors College and 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.