The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) offers a market of 1.3 billion people with reduced barriers to trade and access to new export markets. AGOA facilitates duty free trade for more than 1,800 products. The Women’s Empowerment Lab will provide you - women entrepreneurs in Ghana and the U.S.-based African diaspora - the information and tools needed to seize these opportunities, while presenting an opportunity to form business connections both locally and across the Atlantic.
With Howard University serving as the virtual host, the event will expose you to U.S. and Ghanaian initiatives designed to help your business capitalize on export opportunities. The discussions will highlight synergies between AGOA and the AfCFTA to support trade opportunities that create value regionally and increase two-way trade between the United States and African countries with benefits for women owned MSMEs. Two highly successful Ghanaian entrepreneurs will share their stories and the secrets to their success exporting to the United States and across the continent.
We invite you to meet our speakers, including U.S. Ambassador to Ghana Stephanie Sullivan, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Howard University Provost Anthony Wutoh, Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, CEO of the Ghana Export Promotion Authority, and Patricia Poku-Diaby, CEO Plot Ghana, and Adjo Dede Asare, CEO of Alfie Designs. Read their bios below.