- Breakfast with the State Department Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and Bureau of East Asia Affairs
August 4, 2017
8:30 am - 9:30 am
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) invites you to a Trade Talk to learn and discuss the State Department’s priorities and agenda as they relate to women, international trade and development. With President Trump slated to travel to the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting in Vietnam in November, this discussion will focus in particular on how the United States is advancing women’s economic empowerment and inclusion through APEC.
Economic Policy Advisor for the Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State
Deanne de Lima is a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Economic Policy, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State, where she works full time on APEC. Since joining the State Department in 2011, Ms. de Lima has worked in support of the U.S. Senior Official for APEC, advancing U.S. policies and programs around women’s economic empowerment, labor, education, and anti-corruption.
Ms. de Lima has also worked promoting bilateral trade and entrepreneurship in North Africa, and has also served brief assignments at USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia in Bangkok and the U.S. Consulate in Quebec City, Canada. Previously, Ms. de Lima promoted economic development in emerging markets in the non-profit sector.
Ms. de Lima holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs with a concentration in International Economic Affairs from the George Washington University, a B.A. from the University of Nebraska.
Light breakfast provided.
Preregistration recommended due to limited space of 25
Venue: C&M International
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