(February 27, 2020 – San Juan, Puerto Rico) – Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced and Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq. will be participating in the 2020 National Women’s Business Council (NWBC): Let’s Talk Business Roundtable in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This event will allow women business owners, entrepreneurs, lenders, resource partners, and government officials to discuss access to capital and opportunities to empower women.
The NWBC will include discussion topics about economic development opportunities and partnerships with the business sector as Puerto Rican women continue to boost the island’s economy by creating or growing enterprises. The roundtable will also discuss financial education, recent disaster recovery efforts, and substantial differences in loan amounts rates offered to women compared to the ones provided to men. These discussions will serve as a starting point for the NWBC’s policy recommendations to Congress, the President, and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) on initiatives that provide opportunities for women entrepreneurship.
The Government of Puerto Rico is committed to strengthening economic opportunities for women entrepreneurs. Through advocating for the right to equal pay for equal work, increasing access to quality healthcare for women, and being committed to the rebuilding of women-owned businesses on the island, Puerto Rico is continuing to work and create partnerships with organizations that empower women.
“I am proud to have worked with the NWBC to bring this important event to Puerto Rico. Women’s issues – such as equal pay for equal work, increased access to quality healthcare, supporting and encouraging women entrepreneurs are all priorities I remain committed to advancing,” said Jennifer M. Storipan, Esq. “The discussions that occur at these forums are a step forward in our fight to eliminate gender inequality. We must work together to empower and uplift women, and I welcome the opportunity to join the fight for equality to build a path for others to follow. I truly believe the future is female, I truly believe in the future of Puerto Rico.”