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. 

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.

Creative Solutions to Tech Re-Entry Hiring
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This past spring, members of the Information Technology Alliance (ITA) visited technology workforce development nonprofit i.c.stars prior to the start of their Chicago conference. As part of a Solve-A-Thon activity, designed and led by i.c.stars graduates, the group ended up discussing an unusual topic in technology: re-entry hiring.

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.

Military Spouses at AMPLIFY
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative and Grow with Google, the tech company’s economic opportunity effort, announced a collaborative effort to identify specific challenges military spouses face participating in entrepreneurial endeavors; growing small businesses, participating in remote work; and reskilling to growth industries.