Today, the U.S. Permanent Mission to the Organization of American States (OAS) announced the scheduled visit by White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and Ray W. Washburne, President and CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), to address the organization's member states on Administration efforts to advance women's empowerment in the Americas. The event will take place August 27, at OAS headquarters in Washington, DC, at 2:00 p.m.
Ms. Trump and Mr. Washburne will speak before a special session of the OAS Inter-American Council for Integral Development, chaired by Ambassador Carlos Trujillo, U.S. Permanent Representative to the OAS. The presentation will bring focus to women's economic empowerment in the Americas and advance OPIC's 2x Americas Women's Initiative launched at the Summit of the Americas in Lima, Peru on April 13.
The OPIC initiative will mobilize $500 million in private capital to invest in projects that empower women in the region by addressing economic barriers that limit women's full participation in the economy, and reaffirms the Administration's strong commitment to empowering women in the Americas and throughout the world through public-private partnership.
For more information on press coverage of the event, please contact the Organization of American States press office at: (202) 370-5437 or OASPress@oas.org. The event will be open to the press. The Organization of American States headquarters are located at 17th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Source: U.S. Department of State