In August 2017 and September 2017, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma (both category 4 storms at landfall) tore through the states of Texas and Florida, leaving many communities with significant physical and economic damage.
Mobile and digital technology plays a critical role in empowering disadvantaged groups and improving socioeconomic and health outcomes for people in developing countries. Yet, women have fallen behind their male counterparts in technological adoption.
The effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on Puerto Rico have been well publicized, and there is much work ahead. The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) is proud to be one of hundreds of organizations on the island trying to facilitate a path forward for the people of Puerto Rico.
Last month, business leaders met in Washington, D.C. with the Honorable Mayita Meléndez, the Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The event was an opportunity for the private sector to hear first-hand how they can help with the long-term recovery efforts in the city.
“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.
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).
Businesses can be important voice for positive social impact in their communities as well as a key economic driver.
On a recent visit to my son’s school, I passed a poster on the wall with the words “Everything You Need to Know About Stats” sprawled in bold letters across the top.