On June 13, 2023, MWBC and our parent entity, Rockville Economic Development, Inc.,  participated in the “International Women’s Economic Empowerment” press tour.

The tour was organized by the Central Asia Media Exchange Program (CAMEX), implemented by the Meridian International Center in Washington D.C., and funded by the U.S. State Department. The tour involved the participation of ten journalists from Central Asia representing media outlets from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

The team of journalists visited the United States from June 11-21, 2023, on a U.S. government funded program to create visual content and digital articles on the theme of women’s economic empowerment. The tour’s objective was to generate digital articles that will be published in the journalists’ respective countries, highlighting non-profit organizations, local government institutions, and U.S. businesses that promote and support women’s economic empowerment.

Cindy Rivarde, REDI Chief Executive OfficerRichelle Wilson, REDI Deputy Director, Bei Ma, REDI Board Vice Chair and Founder and CEO of The Pinea Group, and Danette Nguyen, MWBC Managing Director, represented the REDI/MWBC team and hosted the journalists for a day to discuss women’s economic empowerment, the creative economy, and the resources MWBC/REDI provides to women entrepreneurs in Maryland’s Capital Region.