Endeavor Entrepreneurs from Latin America will participate in Pathways to Prosperity conference in Washington D.C.

NEW YORK--()--Several Endeavor Entrepreneurs from Chile, Colombia and Mexico will participate in the State Department’s Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas conference that will run from October 7-9, 2009 in Washington D.C. The conference will launch a network of entrepreneurs that will promote access to markets, finance and training for women throughout the Western Hemisphere.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced in May that the United States would host this conference as part of the Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative. Pathways links together countries in the Americas to identify policies and programs that ensure all citizens share in the benefits of economic integration and globalization.

“Endeavor is delighted that its female entrepreneurs will participate in the State Department’s Pathways to Prosperity event. We thank Secretary Clinton for her leadership in making entrepreneurship and economic development a foreign policy priority,” said Endeavor Co-founder & CEO Linda Rottenberg.

Endeavor Entrepreneurs from Maraseed, Araucania Yarns, Life Systems Technology, and L’Atelier du Chocolat are confirmed to attend.

Endeavor’s participation was facilitated by Ernst & Young. We are grateful to be collaborating with them on supporting high-impact entrepreneurs in Latin America, and their work to support growing businesses around the world.

For more information about Endeavor Entrepreneurs attending, please contact elmira.bayrasli@endeavor.org. For more information about the conference please contact Darla A. Jordan at the U.S. Department of State on 202-531-5678 JordanDA3@state.gov

About Endeavor

Endeavor breaks down barriers that prevent emerging-market entrepreneurs from reaching their high-impact potential. Hailed by NYT columnist Thomas Friedman as the "mentor capitalist" model, Endeavor identifies entrepreneurs leading high-growth innovative companies in emerging markets. These entrepreneurs are given world-class strategic advice, access to key networks and other tools that will catapult them to success. With Endeavor's guidance they become “high-impact” – expanding employment, generating wealth and inspiring others to innovate. Often overlooked, these local entrepreneurs are now jumpstarting private sector development in their countries.

As of 2008, Endeavor Entrepreneurs throughout Latin America, Egypt, India, Jordan, South Africa and Turkey have created 98,000 new jobs and generated over $3.15 billion in revenues. For more information, visit www.endeavor.org

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Elmira Bayrasli, +1-212-352-3200
Mobile: +1-646-491-2969
elmira.bayrasli@endeavor.org

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Contacts

Endeavor
Elmira Bayrasli, +1-212-352-3200
Mobile: +1-646-491-2969
elmira.bayrasli@endeavor.org