Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce will travel to Colombia September 2-5. While in Bogotá, Assistant Secretary Royce will meet with government officials, ECA program alumni, and Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) partners. AWE supports the White House-led Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which is designed to empower at least 50 million women worldwide by 2025 to fulfill their economic potential, and in doing so, create conditions for increased stability, security, and prosperity for all.

She will also participate in events to promote student mobility, as well as to encourage young Colombian entrepreneurs to apply for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program, which is accepting applications until September 18. These engagements will strengthen the State Department’s cultural and educational diplomacy efforts and highlight support for women’s entrepreneurship and full participation in the economy throughout the Western Hemisphere.

For further information, contact ECA-Press@state.gov. Follow along on Twitter at @ECA_AS.

U.S. Department of State

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