Women's Economic Empowerment
(Apr. 16-17, 2019)
- Content of Workshop: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen opened the two-day summit on the role of women in trade and investment, adding that “when more women are able to pursue their aspirations, our countries become more prosperous, and our region more stable.” Participants from 18 countries gathered to share and learn ways to increase female workforce participation, and to empower women to pursue their ideals.
- Key Attendees: Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, U.S. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Taiwan Legislator Karen Yu, Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency Jane Nishida, Economic Affairs Deputy Foreign Minister Mei-Hua Wang, Deputy Foreign Minister Kelly Wu-Chiao Hsieh, AIT Director W. Brent Christensen, Jessica Liu, managing partner of Taipei-based accelerator AppWorks; Kathryn Kaufman, managing director for Global Women’s Issues at U.S.-based Overseas Private Investment Corp.; and Syaru Shirley Lin, political economy scholar at Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Virginia
- Number of Participating Countries: 18