AmCham joins Empower Her initiative

Feb 08

At the beginning of 2023, AmCham Latvia joined Empower Her initiative along with other AmChams in Europe to encourage women’s equality, economic empowerment, and trade across the Atlantic. The initiative was launched in March 2022 by the U.S. Department of Commerce along with AmCham EU and AmChams in Europe.

In 2021, the Biden-Harris Administration issued the first-ever US government National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality. The initiative EMPOWER HER extends that strategy and promotes the role of women in international business to advance gender equity and equality in the economy. The initiative was announced by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo at AmCham EU’s Transatlantic Week Conference and is being developed by AmCham EU and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).

AmChams in Europe joined the Empower Her Initiative to cooperate on the following set of strategies and activities:

  • Establishing a partnership agreement for the initiative to advance women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in international trade;
  • Exploring ways to encourage US and European companies to engage in efforts to advance a more diverse and inclusive workplace that supports women, including women-owned and operated US exporters and US business interests abroad;
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the business environment for women, including access to e-commerce tools; and
  • Identifying opportunities and mechanisms to increase awareness of available trade, investment, and export-related services, programs, and overseas events.

Learn more about this initiative: HERE

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Eversheds Sutherland Bitans


We joined AmCham as a community of shared values to expand our access to global competencies and to foster the quality of the health ecosystem.

Agrita Kiopa, Vice Rector for Science, Riga Stradins University

AmCham works hard to accomplish its goals and is a voice in the business community that is heard.

Filips Klavins, Managing Partner at Ellex Klavins