Encouraging more Women-Owned companies to “DO BUSINESS in SMART Communities” has a big potential to grow the U.S. economy. More than 20 percent of employer businesses in the U.S. are owned by women, a figure critical to U.S. GDP. Supporting Women entrepreneurs and business owners is even more important today, after Covid-19 impacted the ability of women to compete economically.
The VME USA will empower Women by providing them access to the tools they need to pursue growth opportunities, transform communities, and create new businesses and jobs. Empowering Women to excel in business and entrepreneurship, will improve economic futures and quality of life of communities and families where SMART Women-Owned businesses operate.
Women entrepreneurs and business executives are now invited to apply for the VME USA Cohorts. These cohorts will connect Women with U.S. entrepreneurs and leaders from U.S. government, business, and academia committed to do business with Women-Owned businesses and provide Women access to market intelligence, skills training, and resources women need to land softly in a new market within the United States and U.S. Territories.
We invite you to participate with Women in SMART to meet community and business leaders committed to invest in SMART initiatives and projects, introduce yourself to your peers seeking to connect with you to share goals, expertise, technology, solutions, and services.