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MasterCard Celebrates the Power of Women Entrepreneurs

101 Rowayton, Rowayton, CT for Mastercard. Photos by Michael Okoniewski-w.syracusephotographer.com

101 Rowayton, Rowayton, CT for Mastercard. Photos by Michael Okoniewski-w.syracusephotographer.com

Entrepreneurs are top of mind this week with many influencers and organizations taking the time to recognize and celebrate these risk-taking pioneers from around the world.  Women, in particular, are increasingly starting their own business, taking greater control of their financial futures and positively impacting their families and the communities where they live.

MasterCard is proud to celebrate their success and will be sharing women entrepreneur stories throughout the week – like that of small business owner Lucia from Brazil, and burgeoning tales of women who are getting a little help from the Priceless Elevator Pitch campaign.

In addition, MasterCard Chief Marketing Officer, Raja Rajammanar, will join a growing movement to raise the visibility of female entrepreneurs all over the world: Women’s Entrepreneurship Day.  Joining global government and business leaders at the United Nations in New York City on Thursday November 19, he’ll speak about the importance of gender parity in driving the global economy.

“At MasterCard, we believe that for society to operate at its best, women must be in a position to operate at their best,” said Rajamannar. “In many markets around the world, we have seen the benefits of empowering women first-hand – the impact that has on families and societies as a whole is tremendous.”

Through our Girls4Tech program, the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, and partnerships with organizations like NFTE around the world, MasterCard is actively working to change the landscape and empower more women to become successful entrepreneurs.

Follow MasterCard’s support via @MasterCardNews, and on Thursday, Nov 19 watch the WED live stream starting at 8:45 a.m. at http://webtv.un.org/.