U.S. Consulate Arranges ‘Virtual Speakers’

November 15, 2014

Through the State Department’s Speaker and Specialist Program, which awards grants to American experts to present lectures and conduct workshops and seminars for professional audiences overseas, the U.S. Consulate has arranged the virtual participation of two American entrepreneurs in this week’s Global Entrepreneurship Week activities.

The two speakers, Deborah Jackson and Monica Dodi, will appear virtually at separate events sponsored by the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC]. On November 19, Ms. Jackson will participate in a breakfast seminar, “Women in Entrepreneurship.” On November 21, Ms. Dodi will participate in a lunch-time seminar, “Identifying New Sources of Capital.”

Deborah Jackson is the founder and CEO of Plum Alley, an e-commerce and crowdfunding site for women’s innovation that helps women start their own companies and build technology. Her overarching goal is to champion women to become builders of technology, companies, and their own wealth.

Monica Dodi, an international new-media entrepreneur with a proven track record in creating, launching, and building highly successful global brands, is the founder of The Women’s Venture Capital Fund, which seeks to expand the number of women entrepreneurs creating capital-efficient, high-growth companies in digital media and sustainable products and services.

Consul General Bob Settje noted, “Entrepreneurship creates opportunity by unlocking economic growth and creating jobs. It is a way to empower people. We are excited to bring Ms. Jackson and Ms. Dodi to Bermuda – albeit virtually – so that they can share their extensive experience and knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs here.”

For details about how to register for these seminars, contact the BEDC at info@bedc.bm or 292-5570, or visit bedc.bm.

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