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Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) Small Grants Launch

By February 1, 2013

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Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson, and Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Walmart Leslie Dach will recognize the final awardees for $1.5 million in grants through the Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative during a ceremony on February 4, 2013, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the George C. Marshall Conference Center at the Department of State.

"The ExxonMobil Foundation and the U.S. Department of State have provided grants to WEConnect International to support their work registering and certifying women-owned businesses in Mexico. Through its work with the Subcommittee on Access to Markets on the Secretary's International Council of Women Business Leaders, WEConnect has also worked to provide women-owned businesses in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru with market-access opportunities." Source: Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas)

Following remarks, Ambassador Verveer will moderate an interactive panel discussion with three grantees and a Walmart representative on how key stakeholders can collaborate and leverage the grants, resources, and regional initiatives to further support the development of sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems for women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Founding Partners of WEAmericas:

  • Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
  • ExxonMobil Foundation
  • Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women
  • Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Kauffman FastTrac
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management
  • Vital Voices
  • Wal-Mart Foundation
  • WEConnect International

I will keep you posted as to how the event goes!

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