WorldChicago hosted the U.S. Department of State’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) in July 2015. Launched in July 2010, AWEP assists women entrepreneurs across sub-Saharan Africa who are transforming their societies through economic development and social advocacy in their communities. The 30 delegates represented industries such as agriculture, cosmetics, fashion,

In February, WorldChicago welcomed six women from Botswana, China, Indonesia, Israel, Mexico, and Poland for the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program. Their aim was to study the evolution and advancement of U.S. women in various STEM fields — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The delegation traveled to

In February, nine legal professionals from the Philippines visited Chicago through the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program to study the way the U.S. handles legal issues in both public and private organizations. A highlight of their professional itinerary was a meeting with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS), where they heard