Women Empowered Leave Legacies Through Trade & Investment (WELLTI) Coffee Chat Series
The U.S. Commercial Service invites U.S. women business leaders to join us for virtual discussions with women entrepreneurs across Africa and the Middle East. Each “coffee chat” will be held on Microsoft Teams and participants will hear from local SMEs in the designated market, learn about export opportunities and make connections with potential African business partners.
January 28: Kenya
March 9: Ethiopia
April 6: Morocco
August 24: South Africa
November 3: UAE
Disrupters & Innovators: Women in STEM
August 24, 11:00am EST - 12:15pm EST
Hear first-hand from South African women in STEM about their challenges and in-market opportunities, which can guide you in your business decisions and interests in the South African market.
- Catherine Muth Murray, Director, U.S. Commercial Service Iowa (Moderator)
- Camille Richardson, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa, U.S. Department of Commerce
- Andrew Billard, Regional Deputy Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service South Africa
- Dr. Cherise Dunn, Founder & COO, South Africa Makes
- JoEllen Urban, Senior Trade Advisor, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
For more information or questions, please contact Catherine.MuthMurray@trade.gov
Hear first-hand from South African women in STEM about their challenges and in-market opportunities
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) developed Enterprising Women of Color (EWOC) to focus on the fast-expanding minority women entrepreneur population as a revenue generators for families, communities, and the nation.
Minority women are the fastest growing population of entrepreneurs. While many women are making tremendous strides in the business world, they still face obstacles as entrepreneurs. MBDA serves as an advocate for women’s economic empowerment by supporting efforts to advance women’s equality and promote women economic advancement programming. The vision of EWOC is to ensure women worldwide to reach their economic potential.
Learn about upcoming events at https://www.mbda.gov/enterprising-women-of-color
Meet some of the women who are driving export success for U.S. companies. Working with the U.S. Commercial Service to establish and advance their international sales strategies, these women are a great example of what is possible for women-led businesses around the United States.