Ambassador visited the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association in Nakhchivan

While in Nakhchivan, Ambassador visited the Azerbaijan Microfinance Association to meet with a group of Nakhchivani women entrepreneurs. These women received business training and seed money for their businesses via a grant from the U.S. Embassy. We are confident that these female entrepreneurs will be able to use their new skills to support their families …

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Ambassador Litzenberger joined an event celebrating the importance of “Partnering to Empower Women”.

Today, Ambassador Litzenberger joined Rena Mammadova, General Manager of Coca-Cola Azerbaijan and Coca-Cola executives for an event celebrating the importance of “Partnering to Empower Women”. During today’s event, the Ambassador presented Coca-Cola Azerbaijan with the Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence. The Award is given to three global companies each year that show an …

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Project Management Training Workshop

The U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan is delighted to announce the next offering of its Project Management Training Workshop.  The workshop is an outstanding professional development opportunity for individuals engaged in implementing community-based projects, such as those focused on advocacy for disadvantaged groups, empowering entrepreneurs, strengthening civil society, and raising public awareness on environmental issues. The 16-hour training …

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Coca-Cola Wins U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence for Women’s Economic Empowerment Efforts in Azerbaijan

Coca-Cola Azerbaijan has won the 2020 U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) for its work promoting women’s economic empowerment. The Secretary’s annual Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) is one of the U.S. Department of State’s most prestigious international awards, given to three U.S. companies that uphold high standards as responsible members of their communities and represent American values in …

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“Scale-Up Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs” program in Azerbaijan

Ambassador Litzenberger joined Dr. Beeta Ehdaie to announce the launching of the “Scale-Up Accelerator for Women Entrepreneurs” program in Azerbaijan. This exciting program will help train a group of Azerbaijani women entrepreneurs to help them build their skills and grow their business ventures, and is sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan and several local partners.

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A message from U.S. Embassy and USAID staff about gender-based violence

Gender-based violence transcends borders and cultures, threatening lives, undermining families and communities, and impeding the progress of nations. Here is a short video with a message from U.S. Embassy and USAID staff about ending this violence Stop Gender-based Violence Gender əsaslı zorakılıq sərhədləri və mədəniyyətləri aşır, həyatları təhlükə altına alır, ailələri və icmaları zəiflədir və millətlərin inkişafına mane …

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Ambassador Litzenberger participated at the USAID Azerbaijan-funded conference

Today Ambassador Litzenberger participated at the USAID Azerbaijan-funded conference on eliminating “forbidden professions” for women. During his speech the Ambassador emphasized the importance of equal access for candidates to any job, regardless of their gender.

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DCM William Gill at the “Women at Hilton: Empowered by AmCham” event

DCM William Gill spoke to a group of female university students yesterday at the “Women at Hilton: Empowered by AmCham” event, sharing his thoughts on the importance of ensuring that women have the greatest possible opportunities in the workforce and the economy. He told the group, “this is very much a work in progress. The …

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Deputy Chief of Mission, William Gill, participated as a panelist at the SHE Congress

Deputy Chief of Mission, William Gill, participated as a panelist at the SHE Congress, an international women’s leadership event held in Baku. The SHE Congress is designed to bring role models such as top female executives and business owners, as well as top private and public sector representatives, to share their knowledge, skills and energy …

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY TILLERSON In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to live free from violence. IDEVAW and the 16 Days …

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