Academy for Women Entrepreneurs Virtual Event: The Importance of Investing in Women’s Economic Empowerment
Washington DC (STL.News) On January 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University (ASU) and the U.S. Department of State will host a virtual panel discussion on the importance of investing in women’s economic empowerment.
Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Kelley Currie will be featured speakers. Dr. Dean Sanjeev?Khagram, Director General and Dean of Thunderbird, will serve as moderator for the panel of public and private sector leaders who support the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), one of the Department of State’s signature programs in support of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative. ?During the discussion, participants will explore the important role of the business community in supporting AWE and the positive impact it has on achieving their corporate objectives.
AWE provides women entrepreneurs around the world with the resources, skills, and networks needed to start and scale successful businesses. By investing in AWE, partners?and sponsors?support women who create a significant impact on the ground in local communities – creating jobs and improving their financial standing.