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


Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
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.

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.

The remarks and panel discussion will be open to the press.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 3:15 pm from the entrance at 320 21st Street.
Final access time for press: 3:45 p.m. from the entrance at 320 21st Street.

Please note that press call times are located at 21st street, not 23rd.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).

PRESS CONTACT:
SGWI_PA@state.gov
WHAPress@state.gov
(202) 647-6019



PRN: 2013/0112

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