African Women Entrepreneurs Learns about Business in USA. Entrepreneurs from Africa learn about business in Oregon. A group of women entrepreneurs from Africa is in Oregon to learn about how to run a business. The group from Africa is here as part of an international exchange program run by the State Department and local partners. The World Affairs Council of Oregon is helping with the Portland phase of the trip. The group has already visited Chicago and will stop in Kansas City and Washington, D.C. The group came to the United States as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program. The decades-old program has built relationships with emerging leaders from countries all over the world.

Entrepreneurs from Africa learn about business in Oregon

The program’s list of alumni is impressive: former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, Nelson Mandela, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (and current P.M. Theresa May), former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and many others. Read about it here: Entrepreneurs from Africa learn about business in Oregon. Many diplomats have praised the program as an extremely effective tool in creating international understanding between the U.S. and other countries.

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