Empower HER Initiative – Collaboration on Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality between U.S. and EU

Following last year’s 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.

Being an accredited member of the AmCham network, we call on U.S. companies to remain leaders of diversity, inclusion, and corporate social responsibility in the global economy 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 gallery below portrays our members who have enthusiastically joined this initiative. They are willing to serve as role models to inspire the remaining business sector in promotion of gender equality and women empowerment best practices.

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