The entrepreneur is a 59-year-old widow in the city of Mbeya, Tanzania. She has a covered dark corner space in an open market (photo below) where she sells soft drinks during the day, adds beer in the evenings, and also sells prepared meals in an adjacent space.
“The devastation was worse than I imagined.”
This was just one comment in an echo of similar reactions by business delegates who joined the U.S. Chamber Foundation in Puerto Rico four months after Hurricane Maria made landfall.
Starting a business is hard work. Unfortunately for women in STEM fields, it can be even harder.
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.
Severe weather can impact a business at anytime, anywhere. The Chamber’s Suzanne Clark partnered with The Weather Channel’s (TWC) meteorologist Reynolds Wolf to film a severe weather preparedness Public Service Announcement (PSA).
On March 6 and 7, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the U.S.
During times of disaster, the U.S.