In honor of Women's History Month President Donald Trump launches his plans to energize the economic development of female small business owners. After the defeat of Healthcare legislation meant to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Trump seems to want to jump start the new week with an intensified focus on U.S. economic development which also may include tax reform.
Fox Business By Brittany De Lea
As one campaign promise gets pushed to the back burner, President Donald Trump hosted a roundtable Monday at the White House to promote economic empowerment for women business owners, moving forward with his pledge to help America's small business sector.
"We must ensure that our economy is a place where women can work and thrive. We will continue addressing the barriers faced by [women in the workforce]," Trump assured the group of female executives.
In attendance at the meeting was Trumbull Unmanned founder Dyan Gibbens, a former Air Force graduate and Department of Defense employee who now heads one of the nation’s leading drone service providers to the energy sector. Also at the table was Shirley Ann Perry, founder of environmental consulting company HydroTech, and Claudia Mirza, CEO of workforce solutions company Akorbi.
President Trump signed two executive orders last month championing the importance of women in business. The Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers and Innovators and Explorers Act calls on NASA to encourage women to pursue careers in science, engineering, and math. The Promoting Women in Entrepreneurship Act endorses a higher level of support for entrepreneurial programs started by women.
Published by Naomi S. Gobern