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Celebrating Women’s History Month: A Special Message from EXIM Chair Reta Jo Lewis
March 29, 2022 Office of Small Business and Office of Communications & External Engagement

During Women’s History Month, the Export-Import Bank of the United States has joined in commending the trailblazing women and girls who have driven our nation forward with their tireless dedication and unwavering belief in the promise that the American dream holds for all Americans.

To honor that legacy, EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis joined EXIM’s Women's History Month event — From Land, Sea, and Air to Exporting – Women-Owned Business on the Go! — offering inspiration to the women who have been at the forefront of American business, innovation, and advocacy for greater equity and access.

To underscore EXIM’s commitment, Chair Lewis is presenting a special message from EXIM to celebrate Women’s History Month.

EXIM President and Chair Reta Jo Lewis celebrates Women's History Month. You also can view her message here.

Looking Forward to Advancing Equity for U.S. Exporters

“At every level of government, the President is prioritizing equity and inclusion,” Chair Lewis said. “My nomination and confirmation as EXIM’s President and Chair are testaments to that commitment and progress. As I begin this new role, EXIM is following the President’s lead and making equity our priority.”

Chair Lewis underscored that, for 88 years, EXIM has played a critical role in fostering economic opportunity for U.S. companies and workers by offering trade finance tools that help them export American-made goods and services to the global marketplace.

“As we look forward, we are committed to reaching more women-owned exporters, ensuring our programs consider equity at all stages of our work, and ultimately help build a better, more equitable, America,” she said.

Providing Assistance for Underserved Communities

EXIM’s Minority and Women-Owned Business Division (MWOB) works closely with organizations that have a minority trade focus, to help spread the word about EXIM financing and create opportunities for export-ready U.S. businesses that are owned by women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

“If you are considering export opportunities in your own business, I hope you will think EXIM,” Chair Lewis said. “Our dedicated minority and women-owned business specialists are ready to assist you on your journey.”

To find out how EXIM can help your business compete in the global marketplace, schedule a free consultation with a member of the MWOB team and launch your export journey today.

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