Indonesian Inter-Island Empowerment Accelerator
U.S. Consulate General Surabaya will host a three-month “Eastern Indonesia Inter-Island Empowerment Accelerator” to empower women in the fishery industry. The program will bring together 12-15 women leaders working in the industry to identify means to increase business activity, drive exports, and develop fair and equal regulatory policies in high-potential fisheries, seafood, and aquaculture sectors. As part of this work, Indonesian and American business women will work together in identifying areas of collaboration to strengthen the aquaculture sectors. As an outcome, participants will develop a business plan on collaborative ways to expand business opportunities and support U.S.-Indonesian economic activities.
How to Pass the Silicon Valley Coding Interview: Women’s Edition – Regional Program
U.S. Embassy Jerusalem will support the first ever last-meter talent development program to connect female software engineers in the NEA region with U.S. tech companies. The program will work to better prepare female engineers to pursue business and job opportunities in tech and ICT sectors. Overall, females are underrepresented in the software industry. This program enables female software engineers to better navigate job and entrepreneurial opportunities in the tech industry. Outcomes include building stronger and inclusive workforces to support U.S. businesses in the region and building a global network of female software engineers.
Enduring Success for Women in the Arizona/Sonora Mining Industry
U.S. Consulate General in Nogales, Mexico will work with the Mining Cluster of Sonora and Phoenix-based WorldWise Coaching LLC to organize an event focused on opportunities for women in the mining industry across the binational and bi-state “Mega Region” of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. The one day conference for up to 100 women in the mining industry will raise awareness of U.S.-Mexico cross-border business opportunities and serve as a catalyst for an ongoing mentorship program. The program will also highlight the new labor reforms in the USCMA agreement and how they can best be used to promote women’s economic stability.
POWER Showcase Bazaar- Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs #SPAIN
U.S. Embassy Madrid will partner with U.S. businesses to showcase products from women entrepreneurs in Spain. The program will work closely with alumni of USG entrepreneurship programs such as the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE). In addition, participants will explore ways to strengthen supply chains and procurement processes for local vendors and U.S. companies. This program will strengthen the network of women entrepreneurs and facilitate engagement with American businesses and local resources, including but limited to the American Chambers of Commerce, investors, and others from the entrepreneurship community.
Femme-preneurs in ICT – Roundtable
Through a two-day roundtable event with women entrepreneurs from Kosovo and the United States, U.S. Embassy Pristina plans to connect women leaders from both countries to compare business models, explore financing challenges, and exchange best practices. As access to finance is vital to local women entrepreneurs, the roundtable will highlight success stories, explore financing resources, and tools that translate to the local context. The roundtable would also serve as a networking event between local and U.S. businesses. Participants will explore new partnerships and methods of cooperation during the workshop. Targeted sub-industries include: FinTech, eHealth, Software and Web Development, and Big Data analysis.
Maker to Market Forum
U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan will host the virtual event “Maker-to-Market Forum” to bring together Kazakh artisans with U.S. businesses interested in sourcing handmade products. The forum will empower women across Kazakhstan in developing their entrepreneurial skills, while learning how to adapt to an international market. This forum will be the first phase of a larger project to develop an online platform/forum to facilitate supplier-buyer connections.
Empowering Professional Women to Drive Innovation in STEM Fields in Ecuador
U.S. Embassy Quito will train 50 early stage women tech entrepreneurs and engineers through a six-week seminar series on how to transfer innovation to market as a means to drive innovation between Ecuador and the U.S. The program will also pair participants with women entrepreneurship networks and women-run tech and STEM-related businesses to mentor them on marketing business ideas, while also creating a network of young women in tech and STEM fields.
Women in EdTech Connect, Developing U.S.-Jamaica Business Networks Post COVID-19
Through a series of virtual engagements leveraging digital platforms, U.S. Embassy Kingston will host a program to mentor and create networks between female-led digital education startups in the U.S. and Jamaica by building on existing networks of female EdTech business leaders in the U.S. Given the growing demand for digital learning solutions in the context of COVID-19, this program will target female edupreneurs and help them take their business endeavors to the next level. Ultimately, this project will contribute to bilateral economic relations by developing lasting female U.S.-Jamaica private sector connections and facilitating market access in an increasingly critical industry.
37 Degrees Latitude: Empowering Women Entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley to Melbourne through COVID-Resilient Business Planning
U.S. Consulate Melbourne will host a conference focused on supporting U.S. and Australian economic recovery from COVID-19 by uplifting dozens of women-owned businesses. By the end of the conference, these businesses will have actionable COVID-resilient business plans and new personal connections to inspire women entrepreneurs and opportunities to collaborate. The conference will also be a bridge into the Australian and East Asian Pacific markets for U.S. businesses, providing the opportunity to showcase and market their business planning and technology services.
Female Tech Entrepreneurs: Preparing for Greece’s Cloud-Based Tech Future
U.S. Embassy Athens and U.S. Consulate Thessaloniki will host the two-day forum “Women Tech Entrepreneurs: Raising Venture Capital to Prepare for Greece’s Cloud-Based Future”. This forum will bring together Greek women working in various sectors of the technology industry with American counterparts to explore challenges faced in expanding their technology businesses and accessing capital. This forum will help women focus on the tools needed to leverage cloud-based applications. The forum will strengthen the transatlantic network of women in technology while also supporting Greek-U.S. business opportunities in the cloud-computing market.
Gabon Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum
African diaspora and specialty confection sectors in the United States repeatedly show more demand for genuine African foods, handicrafts, and business partnerships. U.S. Embassy Libreville will host a one-week “Gabonese Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum” to enable emerging Gabonese female entrepreneurs the resources and access to U.S. business networks that will strengthen the bilateral commercial relationship. This forum will include sharing examples of best practices, providing strategies to overcome challenges in the Gabonese business environment, and informing local businesses of U.S. import requirements and partnership opportunities. This project aims to build export capacity by creating sustainable linkages between Gabonese and American partners.
Women in Finance Diwaniya
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Embassy Kuwait will host a women-in-finance virtual event that will bring together mid- and senior-level women in the business sector. Outcomes include: (1) support women’s participation in the local banking sector and advance women working in finance and the important sub-field of fintech, (2) help U.S. firms develop a strong network with local partners to be able to enter the Kuwait market, (3) foster an international network between emerging female leaders in Kuwait and established experts in fintech from the U.S. and, (4) expand the nascent women in finance professional network which the U.S. Embassy helped create.
Women in Wine
Embassy Paris will host a one-day forum convening American and French women winemakers to explore challenges they both face in the traditionally dominated “man’s wine world.” Outcomes include: (1) highlight best practices, (2) help establish a strong transatlantic network, (3) create market opportunities in France for American wine, which produced by American women, and (4) identify policy issues to support women entrepreneurs within this sector.