Entrepreneurship: Empowering Women and Girls Through International Exchanges

IVLPs visit Little Foot Farm and Greenhouse to discuss food production, Minnesota, May 10, 2011.

About the Author: Ann Stock serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Visitors, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is conducting a three-week Multi-Regional Project (MRP) entitled “Women and Entrepreneurship” for a dynamic group of 19 women entrepreneurs and small business owners from around the world. Administered by Phelps Stokes, the group is exploring the contributions of women to the development of the U.S. economy and ways the participation of women in the global economy.

After a week in Washington, DC where the group met with federal government agencies as well as private businesses and women’s business organizations, the group divided into three teams to visit either Minneapolis, Minnesota; Albany, New York; or Cincinnati, Ohio. Each team explored global business partnerships… more »