On February 19, 2020, during a Women’s Global Development & Prosperity Event, Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo met with dynamic Ethiopian women discussing on issues and barriers affecting women’s economic participation in Ethiopia.

Invited Ethiopian Women during the Meeting with the Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

The Executive Director of CAWEE, Nigest Haile had the opportunity to take part at this event and spoke on the challenges that Ethiopian women involved in different kinds of businesses face.

Nigest Explaining to the Secretary of State the Challenges that Women in Business Face

Nigest as well mentioned the potential partnership areas where Ethiopian women in business can take part, particularly in benefiting from the provisions of the American trade bill, i.e. the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the support that needs to be extended from the US Government.

Participants of the Event in a Group Picture with Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo