Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs Manisha Singh will travel to Jacksonville and Gainesville, Florida, and Des Moines, Iowa, October 13-18.

In Jacksonville, Florida, on October 14, she will address the 2019 National Women’s Business Conference, hosted by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) to highlight the importance of women’s economic empowerment to overall economic growth and development.  She will discuss the State Department’s efforts in advancing women’s economic empowerment, particularly through EB’s POWER – Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise – initiative.  POWER looks to bridge women entrepreneurs and business leaders with their counterparts abroad to advance women’s participation in the economy and in emerging sectors.

On October 14, in Gainesville, Fla., she will speak at her alma mater, the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, about law and leadership, in a conversation hosted by Law School Dean Laura Rosenbury.

Assistant Secretary Singh will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, October 16-18.  She will attend the awards ceremony for the World Food Prize and meet with executives and leaders from U.S. agribusiness to discuss how agricultural innovation benefits American farmers.  She will also visit Corteva Agriscience, which spotlights agricultural technologies and innovation.

For updates on Assistant Secretary Singh, follow her on Twitter @EconAtState.

U.S. Department of State

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