women's economic empowerment

Walmart's Sourcing From Women-Owned Suppliers Drives Business


The number of U.S. women-owned businesses (WOB) is increasing dramatically, yet they continue to contribute the same percentage to domestic business revenues as they did 20 years ago — about 4% of all revenue — in spite of the number of WOB growing 114% compared to 44% for all businesses in the same period. The country had an estimated 11.6 million WOB in 2017, according to American Express OPEN, with $1.7 trillion in revenue.

ExxonMobil Invests in Helping Build Women’s Economic Opportunity


Research shows that when women have control over their incomes, they invest in the health, education and well-being of their families. They also tend to reach out to propel other women forward, creating a powerful multiplier effect that benefits all of society.

New Speakers Announced for 2018 International Women's Day Forum!


Announcing new speakers for the eighth annual International Women's Day Forum, Partner With Purpose: Business for Gender Equality, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the U.S. Department of State. Join leaders from the UN Foundation, Abbott, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, and New America Foundation who will be speaking on March 6-7, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Only 2 Weeks Left to Register for Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum!

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There are only two weeks left to register for our 2017 Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum “Measuring Success, Making it Count: Business Investing in Women and Girls.”  Join more than 400 cross-sector leaders and innovators to explore the private sector's role in elevating a sustainable development agenda supporting women and girls. 

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Announcing President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera, as Our Newest Speaker at Our Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum!


We’re honored to announce our newest speaker at this year’s Women’s Empowerment Principles Forum, President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera. Join hundreds of leaders and innovators at this year’s Forum “Measuring Success, Making it Count: Business Investing in Women and Girls” on March 14-15 in New York City.

Addressing Women’s Empowerment Is Key to Sustainability: BSR’s Strategy for Business Action


By Aditi Mohapatra, Director, BSR; Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Senior Vice President, BSR

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which celebrate their first birthday this week, identify women’s advancement as a prerequisite to progress on the global sustainable development agenda and as central to achieving all 17 goals.

Why Rule of Law is Critical to Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Development


Diversity and inclusion – in all its dimensions – is a business imperative that sparks innovation, fuels transformation and drives sustainable financial and economic performance.

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
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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.


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