To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the POWER (Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise) initiative, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will deliver keynote remarks on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from 12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. at the Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium located at 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002.

The Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs created Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise or “POWER” as part of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative.  POWER connects American businesswomen and entrepreneurs with counterparts overseas through programs developed by our embassies and consulates.

The United States is experiencing one of its most significant eras of economic expansion.  Full participation by women in the economy is a large part of this success.  Women entrepreneurs promote stronger and healthier economies that advance economic freedom, and lead to more prosperous and more stable societies overall.

This event is open to the press. Please register using the RSVP link on the event page. Video cameras should arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. Writers and still photographers should arrive by 11:45 a.m.  For media inquiries, please call The Heritage Foundation Press Office at (202) 675-1761 or contact John Cooper

Members of the public should also register to attend in person.

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For updates on the #POWER initiative and the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, follow @EconAtState on Twitter.


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