Startup Global Women: Harnessing the Power of Global Markets for Women-Owned Businesses

Discover insights and advice from women-led small businesses, technology providers and trade experts to help your business go global.
Thursday, March 18, 2021
2:00 PM –  3:30 PM EDT
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Startup Global Women: Harnessing the Power of Global Markets for Women-Owned Businesses
Thursday, March 18, 2021    
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Bookings closed

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the International Trade Administration (ITA) and NFTC’s Global Innovation Forum (GIF) invite you to participate in a Startup Global webinar to explore how women-owned businesses are leveraging digital resources and global markets to grow innovative and resilient businesses. 

This event is in support of the Startup Global initiative, a public-private partnership between ITA and GIF to help small and early-stage American businesses discover the tools and resources to participate effectively in global markets. 

Join to learn:

  • The benefits of engaging in the global marketplace
  • Lessons learned and best practices from women entrepreneurs
  • Steps and strategies to enter new markets
  • The public and private-sector digital tools available to support you


2:00PM – 2:40PM ET

Conversation with Global Women Startups

It’s never been easier to build a global business. Learn from women who’ve done it.

Bessie Schwarz

CEO & Co-Founder, Cloud to Street

Kimberly Smith
Founder, Marjani Beauty
Ana Cecilia Flores

Co-Founder & COO, Webee Corporation

Jamaica Gayle
Deputy Director, Global Innovation Forum


2:40PM – 3:05PM ET

Advice and Resources for Going Global

Insights and advice for small businesses entering the global marketplace from the private sector and non-profits.

Eugenia Podesta

Senior Director, Economic Empowerment & Entrepreneurship, Vital Voices

Sahra English
Vice President of Global Public Policy, MasterCard
Maria Luisa Boyce

 Vice President of Global Public Affairs, UPS

Jake Colvin

Executive Director, Global Innovation Forum


3:05PM – 3:30PM ET  

Government Resources for International Growth

Tap into free services and resources to jumpstart your global business journey.

Paula Murphy
Director, Massachusetts Export Center, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
Colleen Fisher Simons

Regional Director, Pacific South Network, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce

Alyssa Tracey

Director, International Trade, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

Tricia Van Orden

Deputy Director, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Secretariat, U.S. Department of Commerce



Bookings are closed for this event.