Economic Empowerment

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on economic empowerment and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

Kate Glantz Graphic IWD Forum

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Kate Glantz, Senior Director, Economic Opportunity and Empowerment at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, works in partnership with the private sector to advance women’s economic empowerment, foster inclusive entrepreneurship, and champion equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Y-Vonne Hutchinson

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Y-Vonne Hutchinson is the founder of Ready Set, a diversity solutions firm based in Oakland, CA, and a co-founder/adviser of Project Include.

Photo of Afdhel Aziz

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Afdhel Aziz, Founder and Chief Purpose Officer, Conspiracy of Love, and Author, Good is the New Cool, is an expert in brand purpose and social impact. 

Sherrie Westin

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s International Women’s Day Forum on March 5, we’re highlighting 10 inspiring leaders who have made their mark in advancing opportunities for women and girls. Sherrie Westin, President of Social Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop, leads the Workshop’s efforts to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. 

Incorporating Inclusion Washington, D.C. Regional Forum

More than ever before, businesses need to foster inclusive cultures to not only attract and retain top talent—but to remain competitive. There are practical strategies and tangible benefits for organizations of all sizes, especially small and medium-sized businesses, to focus on inclusion.

10th Annual International Women’s Day Forum: Marking a Milestone, Continuing the Momentum

2020 is an important year for the fulfillment of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality. One hundred years ago, the 19th Amendment guaranteed women’s constitutional right to vote in America. Forty-five years ago, the United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day on March 8. Twenty-five years ago, 189 national governments negotiated a global agreement, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, to achieve greater opportunity for women.

Reaching Every Level: Empowering and Advancing Women of Color in the Workplace

On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and AT&T, we would like to invite you to “Reaching Every Level: Empowering and Advancing Women of Color in the Workplace” on October 8 in Dallas, TX from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. This private sector dialogue will focus on best practices, innovations, partnerships, and cross-function business strategies supporting women of color in the workplace.

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