New US Embassy Ecuador Program for Women Entrepreneurs | Economy | News

With the aim of supporting Ecuadorian women and their small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the US Embassy in Ecuador This Friday, May 5, he introduced a program called Power, which will promote job creation and knowledge exchange workshops.

“For the United States, supporting women entrepreneurs has a multiplier effect in society, and in the long run strengthens economies and democracies. Supporting women and promoting inclusive economic development is a priority of the United States government in our country,” said Michael J. Fitzpatrick, US Ambassador to Ecuador during the presentation. and in Ecuador and throughout the region.

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They have allocated $2 million for the program, which It particularly targets women from traditionally marginalized communities. This project will focus on providing business training, educational programs and business network access.

The embassy in this initiative is the implementing partner of Impaqto, a company that promotes the ideas of entrepreneurs, through joint work and business incubation.

After participating in the program, according to a statement, “Participants will be strengthened and empowered in their personal and professional lives” and as a result “will lead more resilient and sustainable companies that create better livelihoods and contribute to the economy of Ecuador.”

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Poder joins programs the United States has implemented in the country to provide training for women entrepreneurs. More than 1,300 women entrepreneurs (AWE) have been trained since 2017. (YO)

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