The AZORES Chosen for First Global Women’s ECommerce Congress!

From: Women's Ecommerce Association International
Published: Tue Apr 19 2005

Miramar, FL (April 15, 2005) – Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO of the Women’s Ecommerce Association, International – (pronounced wee-kī) and the Board of Advisors recently announced that they have chosen the beautiful island of São Miguel in the Azores as their destination for our 2005 World Congress for "Women who do business on the WEB" September 19-21, 2005.
The magical Azores Islands, the triumph of beauty – where nature, tradition and modernity live side-by-side, offers so much. Attendees of The First World Congress will be touched by the sapphire blue and emerald green lakes, fertile prairies, volcanic cones and craters, colorful hydrangeas and azaleas, 15th century churches and majestic manor houses. This legendary land, consisting of nine poetically-named islands, enjoys year-round mild temperatures (between 14°C and 22°C–57°F and 71°F) and is a peaceful shelter with a population of 250 000 inhabitants, for whom the words "stress" and "pollution" are not part of their vocabulary.
"There is so much diversity," says Ms. Richards. "Our members and guests will have many of wonderful sites to keep them busy. The very fact that it is midway between the Americas and Europe make it a desirable location. It is beautiful, unique and I cannot think of a more location to kick-off our First World Congress." In addition to the beautiful scenery, the Congress will host a variety of workshops focusing on women and business, balance and work and even a few surprises! Speakers will come from all over the world to deliver a world-class program and entertainment. During the Congress we will celebrate women making a difference on the WEB as well as International WomenÂ’s Ecommerce Day (September 20, 2005), where women around the globe will be encouraged to make a purchase online in recognition of the economic impact women have on societies.

In just eight short months this new not-for-profit organization has recruited 368 members representing 38 countries around the world. Our mission is "to create an international community that provides and enhances a greater understanding of ecommerce among women, focuses on promoting, educating and advocating for "women who do business on the web, or want to know how to." WECAI is open to women and men who want to connect with one another and do business on the web . The only requirement to participate is that these women have access to email and the Internet. The Board of Advisors invites women to see what WECAI is all about AT NO RISK! In addition to the First World Congress, there are big plans in the works for They include creating the FIRST WomenÂ’s WhoÂ’s Who in Ecommerce Directory, starting chapters on all seven continents, designing an Ecommerce Academy for women to further their knowledge and experience with ecommerce. The Congress is scheduled for September 19-21, 2005.

For more information about the WomenÂ’s Ecommerce Association International, visit For information about sponsorship opportunities send a message to Suzannah Richards at (USA) or Linda Pereira (Europe) at You may also call Heidi Richards in the USA at 1-800-966-3336 or 011-954-981-5519.
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Heidi Richards, Founder & CEO
WomenÂ’s ECommerce Association, International
7100 Pembroke Road
Miramar, FL 33023
(954) 981-5519, (800) 966-3336 (USA)

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