The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders is accepting applications for the Summer 2016 internship class. Learn more about AAPI issues and priorities, including capacity-building, civil rights, data disaggregation, economic development, education, health, immigration, language access, and workforce diversity.
U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell led the U.S. delegation to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Women and the Economy Fora September 15 – 18, in Manila, Philippines. While in the Philippines, Ambassador Russell launched several U.S.-led initiatives and made joint commitments with other APEC officials that will empower women to play larger roles in the APEC economies.
The U.S. delegation included representatives from a number of U.S. agencies, including the Department of State, USAID, the Department of Labor, and the Small Business Administration. The United States was also represented by the private sector, including Google, Care.com, BSR, C&M International, Black Girls Code, The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN CEO & Founder Marily Mondejar), George Mason University, and ACG Inc.
Initiatives led by the United States focus on data collection, women’s entrepreneurship, women’s health and its relation to economic participation, leadership, and women in transportation. They are implemented with support from the State Department, as well as the U.S.-APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration (US-ATAARI) activity, a project with funding and strategic direction from the State Department and technical oversight and management from USAID.
Fact Sheet Courtesy of the U.S. Department of State
We are pleased to announce that FWN Founder and CEO, Marily Mondejar, was recently selected to join the 2015 APEC Women and the Economy as part of the U.S. Delegation. She will be joining U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, Catherine M. Russell, the U.S. Department of State and the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues. This year’s APEC Women and the Economy meetings will take place in the Philippines from September 16-18th, 2015. At this year’s forum, the Philippines is highlighting three areas of importance: Women and Inclusive Business; Innovative: Women and the Global Value Chain; and Resilience, Women and Sustainable Development. Marily was nominated to participate as a representative in recognition of her leadership and work in these areas.