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Puerto Rico first lady to keynote Minority Women Leadership Summit

By on March 28, 2019

First lady Beatriz Rosselló (CB file)

Beatriz Rosselló will be named Global Humanitarian Woman of the Year

SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico first lady Beatriz Rosselló will be a keynote speaker at the XX Edition of the Minority Women Leadership World Summit to take place at the Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel, the U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce (USMCC) announced.

The U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce’s summit focuses on business, science, governance and public service, and “ways women can contribute to Sustainable Development Goals and accelerate women’s leadership,” according to the organization.

Rosselló will be speaking during the luncheon conference Friday as part of the summit, which is titled “Inform, Empower, Inspire and Impact.”

The Minority Women Leadership World Summit explores ways to empower women by sharing stories of change amid their rise in global leadership.

“This year we face a wide range of important matters that still impact women today. These matters range from economic development and public service to the wage gap and the absence of educational opportunities for women around the world,” the announcing release reads.

The summit will gather female leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, public officials, and corporate executives. This year’s invited speakers include Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to President Trump; Michelle Bolsonaro, the first lady of Brazil; Maria Rios, CEO of Waste Nation; Casey DeSantis, first lady of Florida; Waleska Rivera, CEO of Danosa Caribbean and others.

“The XX edition is the first gathering of its kind. The Summit aims to spotlight humanitarian efforts with the official participation of the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Mrs. Rosselló,” said Doug Mayorga, CEO of the U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce. “It will be a unique opportunity since traditionally our activities are based on business, technology, public and private investment. This time we are giving a human side to the Minority Women Leadership World Summit. We also appreciate the attendance of the Governor of Puerto Rico, who will accompany the First Lady.”

The U.S. Minority Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to empower minority businesses via the expansion of trade, public-private partnerships and international cooperation, and implementing good practices. It works on providing direction and connections for companies to navigate “the unknown/perceived risks in the global market” with its advocacy efforts and by identifying market opportunities.

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