The flagship event of the year for WEConnect International in Europe took place at the Barbican in central London on the 11th and 12th October 2017 and was jam-packed with talks, presentations and breakout sessions based on the conference theme of inspiration, innovation and insight, with an overarching focus on supporting and celebrating women-owned businesses.


Over 170 attendees, including our own Karen Baldock, took advantage of the exclusive opportunity to network and connect with other female business owners and representatives from WEConnect International's global corporate members including conference sponsors Intel, Accenture, Bristol-Myers Squibb, IBM, Dell, EY, MetLife, MSD, Dun & Bradstreet, IPG, Monsanto, Pfizer and Thomson Reuters.

The conference featured talks on everything from Inspiring the Future of Women in Leadership, Culture When Managing Remote Teams and Campaigning for Women’s Economic Empowerment, to Blockchain, Journalism Skills for Non-Journalists and Smart Cities.

“The conference was absolutely fantastic” commented OrangeDoor Deputy Managing Director Karen Baldock. “As with previous years, the quality of the speakers was brilliant and the networking opportunities were both invaluable and inspiring, with so many amazing women in the room. I’m incredibly proud to count OrangeDoor among such an important group of people and businesses.”


OrangeDoor has been closely involved with WEConnect International for many years, and is proud to have supported the event by designing the conference brochure (available here) as well as the whole look and feel for the event.

“I've very much enjoyed working with OrangeDoor on the creation of the design concept for the WEConnect International Europe Conference 2017. From the first conversations through to the final delivery of the project, the team worked well with us, listened to our feedback and reacted promptly to any change requests and amends. They created a fabulous overall look and feel for the event, a super conference brochure, pop-up banners and accompanying PPT slides and website/app assets -  everything looked great!”

Executive Director for Europe, WeConnect