U.S. Embassy Abidjan hosted alumni from the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Scholars (SUSI) program to participate in a live interactive web event jointly hosted by IIP and SUSI in Washington.
The event was titled “Entrepreneurship & the Power of Cultural Exchange”, and featured four Jordanian women who are alumni of the 2014 SUSI for Student Leaders on Women’s Leadership. 25 of Côte d’Ivoire’s alumni, including the five women who also participated in the Women’s Leadership program last year, actively followed the discussion and had the opportunity to submit questions and comments to Washington.
Afterwards, the five 2014 alumni de-briefed the group on their experiences and talked about how the SUSI program has left them feeling empowered to be change-makers in Côte d’Ivoire, and to serve as role models for others. This event served to promote key Mission strategic goals such as promotion of entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, and youth engagement.