Following last year’s US Presidential Election, the government objectives shifted to bring gender equality at the forefront, resulting in the adoption of the first-ever National Gender Strategy to promote women’s empowerment.
As one of the most significant pillars supporting this strategy is the Empower HER initiative, signed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, jointly with AmCham EU and AmChams in Europe (ACE). The goal is to bolster direct involvement of the corporate sector in defining, implementing and promoting specific steps to improve women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship.
As part of the AmCham network, we call on progressive businesses, especially U.S. enterprises as forerunners in diversity and inclusion and to join us in fostering gender equality and women’s empowerment. By signing the Empower HER Declaration, member companies have shown their commitment to:
- Advancing women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in international trade;
- Urging U.S. and European companies to diversify their workplace and support women-owned businesses;
- Improving tools and services for women;
- Increasing awareness for female entrepreneurs of trade, investment, and export-related services.
The signing with AmCham members will take place during one-on-one meetings with each member, and the Declarations will be delivered to the U.S. Department of Commerce as demonstration of our joint commitment.