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The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa Supports Efforts to Build Networks and  Connect Women Business Owners to Capital Investment

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Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa, Fiona Evans, delivers remarks at the launch of the POWER (Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise) Pitch Showcase,  Addis Ababa, March 23, 2023. (courtesy of U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa)

U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, – The Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the U.S.  Embassy in Addis Ababa, Fiona Evans, officially opened the ‘Providing  Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise (POWER) Pitch Showcase,’ featuring six  women in business.  

Following an open and competitive selection process, six businesses were chosen  for the POWER Pitch Showcase and pitched their ideas: FreelanSira, Jemla Online,  Kabana Leather, Green Ethiopia, Beki Farms, and JRS. During her opening  remarks, DCM Evans said, “For some of the businesses tonight, the owners are  ready to take on external investment. For others, they are looking for new  customers, new markets, or new business plan advice. The U.S. private sector,  represented tonight by American Chamber of Commerce Board President Daryl  Wilson and AmCham board members in the audience, leads the world in  innovation and holds the answers to many of their questions.”  

She also encouraged the event attendees to show their support by meeting the  entrepreneurs, asking follow-up questions, or offering words of advice or  encouragement.  

The U.S. Embassy is working on initiatives that leverage diplomatic resources to  promote women in business and to encourage the private sector to establish  professional networks and business environments focused on promoting  women’s economic empowerment.  

To learn more about the U.S.-Ethiopia partnership, please visit: U.S. Embassy in  Ethiopia ( and follow U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa |  Facebook and @USEmbassyAddis on social media. 


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  1. Again and again Good Ole USA at its best! Giving critical and valuable support to our natural born entrepreneurs? That is a home run for me. What are the commies in Beijing are doing, you may ask? They are busy stealing gold and other precious metals and smuggling generation killing opioids into the country. It is no secret that the largest group of foreigners in that country’s prisons are from that country. The other ruffian in Moscow is not interested in giving such valuable assistance because he is so busy killing women in Ukraine.


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