At a time when women are more than 50 percent of the world’s population but are still a minority in positions of political and economic power, according to Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change, Patricia Espinosa, initiatives have surfaced around the globe that continue to reveal the need for gender parity in the business sector. On May 4, over 100 women gathered at Emmanuel Church of Danbury for a cocktail to launch the Association of Women Entrepreneurs group in Connecticut.
The Associação de Mulheres Empreendedoras (AME) is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for Brazilian women to learn and grow both personally and professionally by encouraging them to come out of the shadows and become a rising tribe of successful entrepreneurs.
“I was going through a very difficult time. I was diagnosed with breast cancer, among other health conditions, and given only six months to live. Then I heard about AME and decided to join the group. It was a life change to rediscover myself and beat the doctor’s statistics. I have written three books about my saga and I am working on the fourth. They have not yet been published, but I am working on it,” shared Mila Cesar Lopes, AME director in Boston, MA.
AME has expanded its vision beyond Massachusetts. Its motto, “Together We Are Stronger,” is now established and followed by groups formed in the sates of New Jersey, Florida and Connecticut and in Brazil.
For more information about AME CT, please contact Jana Camargo at 516-850-7943 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For photography coverage of the event, please visit www.Facebook.com/Edilene Santana.
AME – Associação de Mulheres Empreendedoras (Association of Women Entrepreneurs), is an organization founded in 2014 and established as a nonprofit in 2016 by Lílian Mageski, a Brazilian speech therapist and female empowerment advocate. The organization’s mission is to empower Brazilian business women by providing professional and personal support and guidance to open and/or expand their existing business, enhance their professional skills through workshops and networking opportunities, help them navigate and comply with U.S. business regulations and become successful contributors to the local economy. More information is available at www.empreendedorasbrusa.com.
Over 100 women gathered in Danbury for the launching of the Associação de Mulheres Empreendedoras in CT.