The Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA in Canada, USMCA in the United States, or T MEC in Mexico) recognizes the fundamental role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North American economies, and seeks to promote increased trade and entrepreneurship by women-owned small businesses.
In this session you will:
Participants can join this free virtual event via computer streaming or via phone. U.S., Mexico and Canada local access numbers are available.
May 25, 2022, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. EDT
I. Welcome and Introductions (5 minutes)
II. Panel of Women-Owned Small Businesses in North America with Q&A (30 minutes)
Hear how women-owned small businesses from the United States, Canada and Mexico successfully started and expanded their businesses in North America and which resources helped them grow.
III. Overview of Private Sector & SME Counselor Resources for Women-Owned Small Businesses with Q&A (30 minutes)
Learn from trade professionals across the United States, Canada, and Mexico about strategies and resources for women-owned small businesses to grow within North America and utilize CUSMA.
IV. Where to Go Next: Government Resources with Q&A (20 minutes)
There are a multitude of government tools to help you get started on your path to growth. Hear directly from government officials on how to tap into government programs and services for women looking to trade within North America.
V. Closing Remarks (5 minutes)
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