Women Entrepreneurs Grow Global is supported by a group of sponsors that is committed to helping women entrepreneurs and business owners grow their businesses globally. Each sponsor is strategically aligned with wegg’s mission of educating women business owners and entrepreneurs worldwide on how to go global so they can run healthier businesses and create a new future for themselves, their families and their community.

Lead Sponsors

Associated Bank

Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of nearly $34 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from more than 230 banking locations serving more than 110 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. The Associated Bank Foreign Exchange team advises a wide range of businesses on managing their currency risk arising from conducting business globally. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com

bluedog

Bluedog is a global marketing and growth consultancy designed to guide businesses to decisions that matter and result in growth. B CORP certified, and in 2021 B CORP named Bluedog Top 5% Best Places FOR the World. Bluedog was awarded #1 Crain’s Chicago Business Best Place to Work in 2021. More information about Bluedog is available at bluedogdesign.com.

FedEx

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenue of $69 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 500,000 team members to remain focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. To learn more about how FedEx connects people and possibilities around the world, please visit about.fedex.com

Global Care Clinical Trials

GlobalCare Clinical Trials, LLC Ltd brings over 100 years of experience in the clinical trials and home healthcare industries supporting over 400 trials in 50 countries by effectively delivering high quality and convenient clinical trial services in the home or alternate-site setting.

Union Pacific

Union Pacific Foundation For over 150 years, Union Pacific has been committed to Building America – serving as an economic engine and improving the standard of life for millions across the country. Building upon this heritage, the mission of the Union Pacific Community Ties Giving Program is to build safe, prosperous, and vibrant communities by investing in high-quality nonprofits and programs in the cities and towns in which we operate and our employees live and work.

Sponsors

APCO Worldwide

APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping public and private sector organizations act with agility, and build organizational reputations, brands, relationships and solutions to succeed.

EXIM Bank

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) is the official export credit agency of the United States. At EXIM, we know behind every great product, there is a team of people dedicated to delivering quality and craftsmanship. We are here to help American businesses like yours succeed abroad.

WE CAN HELP:

  • Protect Against Foreign Buyer Nonpayment
  • Secure Financing for export purchase orders
  • Sell to Foreign Customers on Credit
  • Borrow Against Export-Related Assets

Learn more about EXIM.gov/box

FLOMO

FLOMO® offers one-stop shopping for everyday and seasonal products as well as sourcing solutions. Our products include gift packaging products, party goods, arts and crafts, school/educational supplies, office and fashion stationery, and all holiday decorations.  We value innovative design, quality, customer relationships, charity, supplier diversity, and social impact.  We are a woman-owned and minority-owned small business serving customers for more than 28 years in the US, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean Islands.

We are expanding our capabilities with importing, manufacturing and global sourcing to offer customers private label programs, and expand to 3rd party logistic services.

Greensfelder

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale delivers legal solutions for businesses of all sizes and industries. We are a full-service law firm providing counsel in litigation, corporate transactions, employment law, intellectual property, data privacy, estate planning, and more. We have a rich history of representing clients who have an entrepreneurial spirit, and that spirit drives us to pursue innovative solutions that align with their business goals.

Infortal Worldwide

Infortal Worldwide is a global risk management and investigations firm specializing in preventing bad actors in business transactions.  Infortal has completed over 2 million successful investigations with a team of over 800 international investigators spanning 160 countries.

We help your company reduce corporate liability exposures; finding 30% more information to provide informed risk management decisions.

We can help:

  • Board advisory
  • M&A due diligence investigations
  • Executive hire due diligence
  • Supply Chain FCPA regulatory compliance
  • Complex security programs
  • Workplace violence issues
  • Leads the highest industry standards in Global Employment Screening.

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Multilingual Connections

Going global? Let us take care of the cultural and linguistic nuance as you concentrate on getting your product into your chosen international markets.

Multilingual Connections is a woman-owned language solutions company that helps you understand, engage, and grow your multilingual audience. Founded in 2005, we create connections across languages and cultures for our agency partners and clients through translation, transcription, transcreation, and multimedia localization in 75+ languages. Our global network of professional linguists, dedicated project managers, and cultural experts ensure you accomplish your goals, no matter the language.

Passport

International parcel shipping redefined
Going global is complex, not complicated. Passport is a modern international shipping carrier built with customer experience at its core. We partner with modern DTC brands to build international shipping solutions that deliver the experience their international customers deserve.

Plant Moran

Plante Moran is among the nation’s largest accounting, tax, consulting, and wealth management firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial services, service, healthcare, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 3,300 professionals throughout the United States with international offices in Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India; Tokyo, Japan; and Monterrey, Mexico. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including Fortune magazine, as one of the country’s best places to work.

In-Kind Sponsors

Eli's Cheesecake Chicago

Still a family owned business, all Eli’s Cheesecakes are handmade at Eli’s Cheesecake World, located on Chicago’s Northwest side. Eli’s attributes its success to a strong commitment to quality, empowering its workforce and following Eli Schulman’s mantras “Charity will never bust you,” and “Treat others as if you were the other.”

GoDaddy

GoDaddy is the world’s largest web services platform, and most outspoken champion, for everyday entrepreneurs around the globe. We’re on a mission to empower entrepreneurs everywhere by giving them all the help and tools they need to grow online. In doing so, we’re making opportunity more inclusive for all and fueling a new generation of entrepreneurial endeavors — be they commercial, civic or creative.

Nixon Peabody

Each year, Nixon Peabody provides more than 35,000 hours of pro bono legal service to deserving clients and nonprofit organizations such as wegg. We believe attorneys have a responsibility to build up their communities, at home and around the world, by using their legal skills to give back. We share wegg’s vision for a brighter future for women and their families, and are proud to support an organization that reflects our commitment to diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

PorteBrown Accountants & Advisors

Porte Brown is a dynamic and growing accounting firm located in the northwest Chicago suburbs. For more than 70 years and counting, Porte Brown has been open for business providing the highest level of service to individuals, businesses and organizations throughout the region. By forging close working relationships, we are able to anticipate our clients’ needs and develop solutions to help reach or exceed their goals and achieve greater mutual long-term success. Porte Brown asks the right questions to help you get to your next level.

To learn more about becoming a wegg® sponsor, please call 773-576-2378 or email rmarovich@womenentrepreneursgrowglobal.org, Bob Marovich, Director of Development.