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United around the globe to foster international trade and the advancement of women in business.

Supporting North American Women Growing International Small Businesses: Sharing Resources and Strategies

  • Wednesday, May 25, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA in Canada, USMCA in the United States, or T MEC in Mexico) recognizes the fundamental role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North American economies, and seeks to promote increased trade and entrepreneurship by women-owned small businesses.

In this session you will:

  • Learn from U.S., Mexican and Canadian small businesses, small business counselors, and government experts about tools and strategies that have helped women-owned SMEs grow their businesses and increase sales in North America.
  • Explore more resources to help you trade across North America at linking to; Mexico's T-MEC Website and Canada's CUSMA Website.

Participants can join this free virtual event via computer streaming or via phone. U.S., Mexico and Canada local access numbers are available.


Draft Agenda

May 25, 2022, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT

I. Welcome and Introductions (5 minutes)

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

II. Panel of Women-Owned Small Businesses in North America with Q&A (30 minutes)

Hear how women-owned small businesses from the United States, Canada and Mexico successfully started and expanded their businesses in North America and which resources helped them grow.

III. Overview of Private Sector & SME Counselor Resources for Women-Owned Small Businesses with Q&A (30 minutes)

Learn from trade professionals across the United States, Canada, and Mexico about strategies and resources for women-owned small businesses to grow within North America and utilize CUSMA.

IV. Where to Go Next: Government Resources with Q&A (20 minutes)

There are a multitude of government tools to help you get started on your path to growth. Hear directly from government officials on how to tap into government programs and services for women looking to trade within North America.

V. Closing Remarks (5 minutes)

  • Mexico
  • Canada
  • United States

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