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Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas/Empresariado de las mujeres en las Américas (WEAméricas)

President Obama announced and Secretary Clinton launched the Women's Entrepreneurship in the Americas (WEAmericas) initiative at the Summit of the Americas in April 2012. El presidente Obama anunció y la secretaria Clinton inauguró, la iniciativa denominada Empresariado de las Mujeres en las Américas (WEAméricas) en la Cumbre de las Américas en abril de 2012. Show less
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In Their Own Words: Participants Reflect on the Convention of Women Entrepreneurs of the Americas. Play

The Convention of Women Entrepreneurs of the Americas (WEAmericas) was held on September 15-21 in Panama City. This conference brought together female entrepreneurs from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela. This conference strengthened female entrepreneurs throughout the region by providing workshops and presentations geared toward developing capacity, access to finance, technology and diversification. Katherine Russell, Ambassador at Large for the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues, served as the keynote speaker for the opening ceremony.

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November 12th starts "International Education Week", #IEW2012.  Check out these videos where University students currently studying abroad in our own Western Hemisphere talk about how international exchange has changed their lives.

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