U.S. Chamber Foundation and Partners to Convene Leaders in Mexico City for Women’s Economic Empowerment Event

Event to Focus on how Private Sector Can Reduce Economic Barriers for Women in Latin America through Strategic Multi-Sector Initiatives
Feb 8, 2016 9:00 AM ET
Press Release

MEXICO CITY, February 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), in conjunction with the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and WEConnect International, will host a two-day event to explore how the private sector can empower women through initiatives to promote entrepreneurship, supply chain diversity, and workforce development. Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in Mexico: Exploring Opportunities for Private Sector Engagement and Impact is supported by Walmart, EY, Dell, Reserveage Organics, Accenture, and McLarty Associates.

Research has shown that investing in women produces a multiplier effect – women reinvest a large portion of their income in their families and communities. By supporting the development and growth of women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, corporations are able to enhance their social impact and enable a prosperous economy. The event will bring together leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to discuss the strategies needed to foster women’s empowerment in the region.


Marc DeCourcey, Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
William H. Duncan, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Mexico
José María Zas, President, American Express Mexico; President, American Chamber of Commerce, Mexico
Sarah Thorn, Senior Director, International Trade and Government Relations, Walmart Stores Inc.
Amy Glover, Director, Mexico Practice, McLarty Associates
Guadalupe Castañeda Campos, Partner, Account and Markets, EY
Naomi Whittel, Founder, Reserveage Organics
Monica Flores, President, Latin America, Manpower Group
Mario Castilleja, Mexico Procurement Lead, Accenture
Gabriela H. Leon, CEO, Gresmex
A full list of speakers is available here.

WHAT: Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment in Mexico: Exploring Opportunities for Private Sector Engagement and Impact
WHEN: Tuesday, February 9 – Wednesday, February 10, 2016
A full agenda is available here.

WHERE: JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City, Andrés Bello #29, Polanco, CP, Ciudad de México, Mexico

RSVP: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Please register via email to CCCPress@uschamber.com

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness and educating the public on how the free enterprise system improves society and the economy.

The U.S .Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.