Virtual Event: Sub-Saharan Africa Vendor Forum for Woman-Owned Businesses

The World Bank Group (WBG) Corporate Procurement Unit invites woman-owned businesses to participate in an upcoming procurement forum. Entrepreneurs will learn how WBG does business, what they purchase, and what they are doing to include woman-owned businesses in their supply chain.

Date: April 7, 2021 

Time: 8:00 am EST (3:00 pm EAT) 

Where:  Zoom

The event will highlight the role played by WBG as an agent of change towards gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in the sub-Saharan Africa region. Woman-owned businesses that currently work with the WBG will share their insights and experiences with Corporate Procurement practices and procedures.

Agenda Highlights:

Welcome remarks:

  • Mr. Shaolin Yang, Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Administrative Officer

Speakers include:

  • Ms. Caren Grown, Global Director, Gender, World Bank
  • Mr. Kenny Cheung, Chief of Corporate Procurement, World Bank Group
  • Ms. Ercília Mata Ubisse, Director of Business Development and Learning, ELIM Serviços (Mozambique)
  • Ms. Margaret Jackson, Managing Partner, Rainbow Consult (Ghana)
  • Ms. Patricia Sennequier, Founder and Managing Partner, Beautiful Soul (Senegal)


The language of the event will be English. English to French interpretation will be available.


Registration for this event is required, and participation is free. To register, click on this link:

Space at the event is limited to 500 attendees. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. After registration reaches the maximum number of attendees, a waitlist will open. Attendance cannot be guaranteed to waitlisted individuals.