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Diversifying Global Supply Chains

Speakers: Astrid Pregel, Special Adviser, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Canada, and Founder, Feminomics Inc.
Anabella Ruiz de Freeman, Coordinator of Small and Medium Supplier Development, Walmart (México y Centroamérica)
Elizabeth Vazquez, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Cofounder, WEConnect International
Presider: Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations
December 5, 2012

Astrid Pregel, Anabella Ruiz de Freeman, and Elizabeth Vazquez discuss the opportunities and challenges to integrating women-owned businesses into global supply chains.

This meeting is part of the ExxonMobil Women and Economic Development Roundtable series.

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