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Pre-G20 Event: Growing Economies through Women’s Entrepreneurship

Audience watching Secretary Clinton's video remarks

Ambassador Kornbluh and audience watch video remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

October 31, 2011: “The United States is committed to advancing opportunities for women as entrepreneurs and business leaders,“ states Secretary Clinton in her video remarks at the event co-hosted by the U.S. and OECD. 

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's remarks

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Statement on the Pre-G20 OECD Event: Growing Economies through Women’s Entrepreneurship”


Pre-G20 Event Growing Economies through Women's Entrepreneurship

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USG Participants:

  • Karen Kornbluh, U.S. Ambassador to the OECD
  • Marisa Lago, Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development, U.S. Department of Treasury
  • Steve Radelet, Chief Economist, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Other Participants:

  • Caroline Anstey, Managing Director, World Bank
  • Barbara Beck, Special Reports Editor, The Economist
  • Anu Bhardwaj, Founder and Managing Partner, Venture Catalyst Private Equity Partners
  • Anne Bouverot, Director General, GSMA
  • Geena Davis, Academy Award-winning Actor, Founder of Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
  • Toby Eccles, Founder and Development Director, Social Finance
  • Amanda Ellis, Deputy Secretary, International Development Group, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Karin Finkelston, Vice President, Asia Pacific, International Finance Corporation
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD
  • Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Charlotte Oades, Global Director, Women's Economic Empowerment, Coca Cola
  • Mari Pangestu, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia
  • Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff and G20 Sherpa, OECD
  • Alison Smale, Executive Editor, International Herald Tribune
  • Laurie Spengler, President and CEO, ShoreBank International
  • Sandra Taylor, Senior Director, La Pietra Coalition
  • Marilou van Golstein, Managing Director, Triodos Investment Management



About the U.S. Mission to the OECD

The United States is a founding member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development which is an international organization, composed of 34 democratic countries with market-based economies. Shared goals include achieving sustainable economic growth and employment and a rising standard of living in member countries as well as engaging with non-members to contribute to the development of the world economy. Through its ground-breaking public policy research, ‘soft law,' and effective peer reviews, the OECD is a dynamic international incubator for new ideas, providing the United States an unparalleled opportunity for engaging with other countries.

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