On Monday, March 12, 2018, South Metro Denver Chamber hosted members from The International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). The Multi‑Regional Project entitled “Women and Entrepreneurship,” is being administered by Mississippi Consortium for International Development and conducted from February 26 to March 16, 2018.
South Metro Denver Chamber joined the program by inviting the nine women, from around the globe, to a luncheon with chamber members and staff to explain the role a Chamber of Commerce holds within the business community.
Discussions covered the social, economic, and political factors that influence and encourage women as entrepreneurs, owners or managers of small, medium, and large‑scale businesses and the barriers they face. Members shared insight into societal barriers facing entrepreneurs, especially women, and best practices in overcoming these restrictions.
“It was great to meet women from all over the world, in different roles, who share a common goal: helping women in business in their communities to succeed and grow. I was honored to be a part of the conversation on how the Women in Business group of the Chamber is helping women succeed and give them ideas that they could take back and share,” explained Heather Howerton, Chair of Women in Business.
The attendees will share with their networks back home, the impact of women‑owned businesses on the U.S. economy and how to continue to explore the progress of women participating more fully in the global economy.
The Office of International Visitors seeks to provide a broad and balanced range of perspectives in the International Visitor Leadership Program. To this end, programs include a variety of appointments with individuals and representatives of organizations whose opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government