Recently, the U.S. Department of State announced a new partnership between Ernst & Young (EY) and the Bureau of Information Resource Management’s Office of eDiplomacy at the Department of State outlining a public-private partnership that will directly benefit women entrepreneurs in four Latin American countries as part of the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Americas Initiative (WEAmericas).
WEAmericas was launched in 2012 by President Obama at the Summit of the Americas. WEAmericas leverages public-private partnerships to encourage inclusive economic growth in the Western Hemisphere. The initiative reduces barriers and increases opportunities for women entrepreneurs to start and grow small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) by improving: access to markets; access to capital; skills and capacity building; and leadership opportunities.
Under the partnership, EY will contribute to the long-term impact of four interactive technology workshops called “TechCamps” which the Department will conduct over the next six months. These workshops will enable women entrepreneurs in those countries to make better use of technology to grow their businesses [globally].
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Posted by: Laurel Delaney