Air Date

March 4, 2022

Featured Guest

David Price
Vice President, Omnichannel Initiatives & Social and Environmental Responsibility, PriceSmart


Carolyn Cawley
President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation celebrated International Women’s Day by partnering with the U.S. Department of State to host the 12th Annual International Women’s Day Forum. This event focused on giving businesses the resources and discussion to help women reach their full potential.

The second day of the forum focused on creating more opportunities for women in the workforce.

Kim Jenkins, the global head of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging at PayPal, talked about how businesses must create an environment where people feel empowered to speak up and make changes.

“The value that I bring is only evident when I don’t have to pretend or perform,” Jenkins explained. “When I can be my true authentic self, I can be the best version of me that I can be.”

Amanda Brophy, director of Grow with Google, explained how Google created specific certification programs that are free and can be taken online.

“We’ve had some great results,” Brophy said. “70,000 Americans have graduated from the program [and] 75% have a positive career impact.”

These certifications appeal to major corporations that are looking for specific skill sets and trust the training process provided by Google.