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Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Speech at the Global Connect Women Entrepreneurs Expo & Summit 2013

PORTLAND, OREGON--(Marketwired - Apr 20, 2013) - Almas Jiwani, President and CEO of UN Women National Committee Canada will deliver keynote speaker addressing the Global Connect Women Entrepreneurs Expo & Summit to be held in Portland from April 24th - 27th.

The Global Connect Women Entrepreneurs Expo & Summit presented by Astra Women's Business Alliance, is a 3 day event that promises to exemplify women entrepreneurs from across the globe. The event will provide opportunities for exchanging experiences, it will showcase best practices and present case studies of successful business operations led by women.

"Female entrepreneurs are the building blocks for success in any economy as they bring a unique approach to business and have specific skills. Women entrepreneurs have been starting businesses at a higher rate than men and are creating more jobs. They are heavily engaged, motivated and extremely well suited for the emerging workplace. Women entrepreneurs should be celebrated in every society," says Almas Jiwani

Global Connect Women Entrepreneurs Expo & Summit is an opportunity to learn about new ideas and the differences that women make in the global business arena. "Networking and peer exchange are among the most important tools for business success. I am thrilled to be speaking at the event that can strengthen the economic position of women," according to Jiwani.

"We are delighted to have Almas Jiwani be our keynote speaker at our upcoming Women Global Connect EXPO & Summit. She will enthrall and inspire our guests to take action to support women and girls around the world," says Diane McClelland, President of Astra Women's Business Alliance.

The event is in partnership with WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise National Council); both organizations have the common global initiative to create a forum that increases awareness of global trade, regulations and best practices among women entrepreneurs across the world.

More About UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada raises UN Women's profile and promotes its work in Canada; raises funds for UN Women projects; creates awareness within the Canadian governments for increased funding for UN Women projects; and encourages non-governmental organizations to promote and support UN Women initiatives.

For an interview with Ms. Almas Jiwani, president of UN Women National Committee Canada or for more information about UN Women National Committee Canada or UN Women please contact:

Andrea Smith
or Ivana Bjelic Vucinic
416 846 1466
Research and Communications
UN Women National Committee Canada

More About WBENC

Women Entrepreneurs Global Connect offers a platform to connect women with other like-minded individuals to build stronger business support and open doors to future trade, leadership and partnership. To learn more about the event, and/or to register for the event please visit: http://womenglobalconnect.com

Diane McClelland
Astra Women's Business Alliance
971-204-0220, ext. 3