UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Office of Press Relations
For Immediate Release
September 28, 2018
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Economic Growth, Education, and Environment Michelle Bekkering will lead the U.S. Government Delegation to the 2018 Women 20 (W20) Summit. The Summit will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from October 2-3, 2018. Bekkering concurrently serves as the Agency’s Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
The W20 will bring together women leaders of civil society, businesses, entrepreneurship ventures, and think tanks with the goal to influence the decision-making bodies of the G20 to impact public policies in order to increase women’s participation in the economies and societies of their countries. The main topics that will be covered are labor, digital, and financial inclusion, and the economic development of rural women. The U.S. delegation includes representatives from USAID, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Peace Corps.