A New View of the World: Women in Global Business

by Korina Smith

Mayor Stanton with Nia Febriyanti and Chansamai Phommachan.

Mayor Stanton with Nia Febriyanti and Chansamai Phommachan.

We have made a lot of progress in growing our chapter here at Global Chamber® Dallas. We have quickly connected with international business professionals all over the DFW area. We are providing them with a home base to meet other like-minded (as in global expansion-minded) individuals who are leading their organizations to connect the world through cross-border commerce and initiatives.

Our members are innovators, startup founders, C-level executives, government officials, exporters and catalysts who have all supported our mission. We believe that the world is a better place when countries are dependent on each other for business relationships. We know that if we have those relationships, on a larger scale we are more prone to peace and have stronger economies. On a micro scale, individuals thrive here and abroad with more opportunities for their families.

We created this community with world-wide membership, including virtual communities where businesses can connect in Karachi or Kathmandu, and events where we can connect personally. We currently have chapters in about 65 metro areas around the globe — and when our members connect to us, they are connected to our members world-wide, not just in their own chapters.

Events are a great way for our international business network to meet each other and launch relationships. We recently hosted three strong women leaders: Consul General of Canada Sara Wilshaw; CEO/founder Suzy Batiz of Poo~Pourri; and Diane Divin, former Manager of Global Import/ Export Compliance at Mary Kay. Our “Women in Global Business” series has been very popular, and similar programs are planned for other cities, including Phoenix at Squire Patton Boggs later this summer. Women and men invited to learn and grow!

Korina Smith is the executive director at Global Chamber® Dallas

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