Ambassador Reinke spoke at the National Conference on Economic Empowerment of Women in Montenegro on July 18, 2022 about the importance of supporting women in business and the rights of all women and girls. Women entrepreneurs serve as a catalyst for job creation and economic growth that can transform their communities and countries. When given the right resources, education and training, women and girls can achieve anything.
The United States is committed to empowering women around the world, and promoting the equality and status of women and girls is a top priority of US foreign policy. Supporting women’s economic empowerment is key to achieving gender equality, which the Embassy of the United States proudly promotes through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Academy for Women Entrepreneurs project in Montenegro, which focuses on entrepreneurship education for leaders The business world focuses on women entrepreneurs and their commitment. Likewise, the Embassy promotes these values through initiatives such as the Democracy Commission’s annual Small Grants Program, the US-Montenegro Economic Dialogue, and the Montenegro Tech and Startup Bridge. Through our global leadership, technological expertise, and strategic partnerships, the United States strives to create equitable access, opportunity, and benefits for all.