Press Releases: Secretary Kerry Addresses Inaugural Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women/U.S. State Department Entrepreneurship Program

Secretary John Kerry will deliver opening remarks at a luncheon of the inaugural Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women/U.S. State Department Entrepreneurship Program at noon on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Department of State.
The luncheon will also feature remarks by Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Evan Ryan and Goldman Sachs Chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein.
This recently launched public-private partnership, conducted in coordination with Harvard Kennedy School, provides 29 women entrepreneurs engaged in business, media, and nonprofit sectors from the Middle East and Northern Africa with a two-week program focused on entrepreneurship, leadership training, mentoring, and networking.
The program directly supports U.S. goals of advancing women’s efforts to become financially independent through entrepreneurship and utilizing their economic strength to improve communities. The women entrepreneurs are from Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates.
The Secretary’s remarks will be open to press and streamed live at www.state.gov. Follow @StateDept and @ECAatState using the hashtags #EmpowerWomen and #10KWomen.
Pre-set time for video cameras: 11:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance.
Media representatives may attend this briefing upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women is a global initiative to foster economic growth by providing women around the world with business and management education, mentoring, networking and access to capital.
For more information, please contact the Press Office at (202) 647-2492 or the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at ECA-Press@state.gov.

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