July 10, 2019

USGLC Welcomes Launch of W-GDP Incentive Fund

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition President and CEO, Liz Schrayer, released the following statement on the launch of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Incentive Fund:

The USGLC is pleased to host the launch of the W-GDP Incentive Fund to lift up and empower women in the developing world because it’s an agenda that delivers for America. The data is clear that unleashing the full potential of women around the globe is good for America’s security, good for our economy, and it promotes our values.

At a time when Washington is hopelessly divided, empowering women through global development and this initiative unites both parties and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue and brings together the best of American innovation from the business and NGO communities.

We look forward to working with the newly announced implementing partners and supporting the two leaders at the center of this effort: Ivanka Trump – who has led this new initiative and pushed global women’s economic empowerment to the center stage, and Ambassador Green – who has brought the full expertise of USAID to the table.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (www.usglc.org) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic, military, and community leaders in all 50 states who support strategic investments to elevate development and diplomacy alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.