The Women’s Global Development Prosperity One-Year Anniversary Event


SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you. Thank you, Ambassador Currie. Welcome, everyone. I’m thrilled to announce that Ambassador
Currie will be heading this new W-GDP unit that we’re establishing here at the State
Department. Congratulations to you. AMBASSADOR CURRIE: Thank you. (Applause.) SECRETARY POMPEO: Yeah. It’s a privilege, and frankly, joyous for
me to be here today to kick off this inaugural interagency steering committee meeting and
to host every one of you here today. Thank you all for being here. Our country was founded on the self-evident
idea and truth that every man and woman is endowed by their creator with a certain set
of unalienable rights and so deserves the chance to achieve his or her God-given potential. It’s something we all, regardless of our
political party, agree on. What’s more, women’s achievements are
America’s achievements, and President Trump’s program is a historic and tangible expression
of our founding values. Through this initiative, American interests
are also served by having freer, more peaceful, and more prosperous neighbors, a goal at the
heart of American foreign policy in this administration. The need for the W-GDP is clear and it’s
urgent. Too many barriers have kept women from opportunities
in far too many parts of the world. Tomorrow I’ll leave for my trip to Sub-Saharan
Africa. I look forward to meeting with women across
the region, women who I know Ivanka met last year when she was in Ethiopia. I’ll meet a woman named Sara. She’s an Ethiopian weaver who worked with
our USAID to expand her local business to 500 employees, a true testament to the effectiveness
and the goodness that comes from the W-GDP programs. If we succeed, there can be many stories like
hers. Again, thank you all for being here. Ambassador Currie, I’m looking forward to
working with you and our team and look forward to your leadership on this important issue. Thank you. AMBASSADOR CURRIE: Thank you, Mr. Secretary,
and it’s now my great pleasure to introduce my partner-in-crime, the real lodestar of
this initiative, Ivanka Trump, advisor to the President. Thank you. MS TRUMP: Thank you. Thank you, Ambassador. (Applause.) And Secretary, I can say that Sara will blow
you away. SECRETARY POMPEO: (Laughter.) I can’t wait. MS TRUMP: What she’s been able to do over
the last decade to go from a small business with some assistants to an employer of hundreds
of women that she teaches the skills to and now is the country’s largest exporter of
woven textiles, so really an amazing story. And really, thank you just for being here
and for supporting the dedicated men and women of the State Department and for your leadership
in forging a legacy of bold diplomacy around the world. I look forward to continuing to partner with
you as we achieve real impact. Today I am honored that we come together to
celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity
Initiative, also known as W-GDP. Anniversaries like this allow us an opportunity
to highlight the incredible work that’s been done by all of you and your team sitting
around this table, and also set new goals to drive us into the future. We’re especially excited to announce the
State Department’s new role as lead coordinating agency working to support the White House’s
continued direction on policy. The State Department, as the Secretary noted,
will establish a dedicated team to work on W-GDP under the incredible leadership of Ambassador
Kelley Currie. State’s diplomatic and policy expertise
is really incredibly critical to all elements of the W-GDP Initiative, but particularly
as it relates to driving the types of legal and regulatory reforms that are so important
to sustainable change across the world. So I want to thank you again, Secretary Pompeo,
Ambassador Currie, and the many others across the State Department who share this priority
and are committed to the success of W-GDP. I would also like to thank USAID Administrator
Mark Green for his incredible leadership on this initiative. Thank you. Thank you, Mark, and thank you for joining
us. You have been working with us since day one,
and last year launched a dedicated W-GDP fund. USAID’s program management expertise is
essential for this fund to be successful, and we know that it will be. In December, we were thrilled to announce
that W-GDP got its own line item in the 2020 omnibus bill, which is truly incredible for
a young initiative and signals the strong bipartisan support we have been so fortunate
to receive in the collaboration on this initiative with members across the aisle on the Hill
since its inception. This past week, the President reaffirmed his
commitment to this initiative in the 2021 budget, which doubles the allocation to W-GDP. So many individuals in this room have worked
tirelessly over the past several years to get this initiative off the ground, and I
would like to thank everyone around this table for prioritizing women’s economic empowerment
efforts across your agencies and departments. W-GDP’s success relies upon the hard work
that you and your teams put forward every day. So, thank you all. I also want to recognize and thank Senator
Lindsey Graham and Senator Jeanne Shaheen for joining us here today. You have both been instrumental in the creation
of this initiative from day one and have really worked with us on developing it based on your
experiences and making it what it is. We first worked together on women, peace,
and security legislation, and subsequent to that on the Women’s Entrepreneurship and
Economic Empowerment Act, and have built a very constructive relationship based on trust
and a shared mission and a shared goal, which is why I am particularly pleased to be able
to announce today that we will be introducing bipartisan legislation in the Senate to promote
the empowerment, development, and prosperity of women globally, aptly named the W-GDP act. This legislation would permanently authorize
W-GDP and establish women’s economic empowerment as a core facet of the United States foreign
policy, in line with the President’s own National Security Strategy. The women’s global development and prosperity
act will also permanently elevate these efforts at the State Department by establishing for
the first time ever in legislation an office of women’s empowerment led by an ambassador-at-large. Since the Bush administration, there have
been continuous efforts to try to codify the role of women as a foreign policy priority. This White House looks forward to working
closely with Congress and passing W-GDP legislation and realizing this long-overdue goal. We thank you for your partnership and your
commitment to helping us get this done. I’d also like to recognize and thank Representative
McCaul – thank you, Representative – and his counterpart in the House, Representative
Lois Frankel. I’m really happy to also be able to announce
that under their leadership, they will be introducing a companion bill in the House
of Representatives in the coming days, and we thank you again for your steadfast commitment
to advancing this work, Representative McCaul. Really, thank you, and thank you for being
here. To put all of this in a little bit of context,
last February the President signed a national security presidential memorandum to officially
launch W-GDP. W-GDP is the first-ever all-of-government,
coordinated approach to women’s economic empowerment across the agencies. This NSPM also established an ambitious goal
of reaching 50 million women across the developing world by 2025. Today we will release the first annual W-GDP
report in front of everyone today, detailing our impact, and I am beyond excited to be
able to announce that we have reached over 12 million women in the last year alone. (Applause.) Really amazing. All of this through innovative new programs
and projects across all three of the W-GDP pillars, all of which is itemized in the report. One of the key components of W-GDP is recognizing
the role of both the public and private sector in achieving large scale and lasting results. The private sector is just an absolutely critical
partner in our mission as we seek to address barriers to women’s economic inclusion,
and I would like to call out a few of our partners that were with us from inception,
including Mastercard, Visa, and UPS, for helping us generate this tremendous impact. These partnerships have made it possible to
source and scale innovative new projects across all three of the pillars. Under pillar one, we are advancing workforce
development and vocational education for women by equipping them with the necessary skills
to secure jobs in their local economies and to enhance the productivity of the work that
they are doing. We have launched programs like WomenConnect,
a call for solutions to improve women’s participation in everyday life by meaningfully
changing the way women and girls access and use technology. Through this program, USAID has awarded over
$2.9 million to 12 grantees working to bridge the digital gender divide in our countries. In pillar two, we are empowering women to
succeed as entrepreneurs. We know that women-owned or women-run businesses
make up a third of small to medium size enterprises in emerging markets. Yet some of the greatest obstacles to growth
include insufficient access to capital, mentorships, and trading markets. Through initiatives launched by this administration,
such as the W-GDP 2X Challenge, we galvanized the rest of the G7 nations to join us in committing
$3 billion to the world’s women. And through the World Bank Women Entrepreneurs
Finance Initiative, which the United States was a founding member of – otherwise known
as WEFI – we have mobilized more than $2.6 billion to date from 14 separate countries. This weekend, I will travel with Ambassador
Currie, World Bank President David Malpass, and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva
to the WEFI summit in Dubai. With the help of many in this room, we are
making historic progress on closing the gender credit gap and empowering women entrepreneurs
to create jobs in their communities and growth in their economies. Finally, and very importantly – maybe the
most importantly – pillar three recognizes the central role of a legal framework that
enables women to thrive by eliminating legal and societal barriers that prevent women from
fully participating in the economy. Today, in 90 countries around the world, there
are still laws on the books that restrict women’s ability to work in the same jobs
and sectors as men, oftentimes the predominant industries in those countries and communities. In 75 countries, there is at least one law
that prohibits women from owning, managing, or inheriting property. We can and we must address these discriminatory
laws and regulations. To that end, two of the most significant milestones
we have seen W-GDP’s first year are that the Governments of Cote d’Ivoire and Morocco
each amended laws to promote women’s economic empowerment through addressing women’s property
and land rights. We commend those governments for making these
important and bold reforms. The United States stands eager and ready to
work with every country willing to take action to address discriminatory, legal, and regulatory
barriers that hold women back and impede economic progress for all. In a landmark report that was also issued
today, the White House Council of Economic Advisors – and thank you, Tomas, for being
here – estimates that fully addressing the five legal barriers of W-GDP – accessing
institutions, building credit, owning and managing property, traveling freely, and removing
employment restrictions – could increase annual global GDP by $7.7 trillion, 8.3%. It’s a really amazing report, and we suggest
that everyone take a close look at it. In the coming year, we can work to empower
millions of women to lift their families out of poverty, to grow the economies in their
country, to reduce dependence, and to deliver on the promise of greater peace and prosperity. I look forward to working with each of you
around this table as we advance this ambitious goal. And now, I would like to turn it over to my
dear friend, Senator Graham, to follow up with a few words. Thank you, Senator.

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  3. Thankyou Ivanka Trump Mr. Pompeo and all involved in making it possible for the success of Americans in businesses and the world

  4. Need to promote motherhood..stay at home moms and the value of the traditional nuclear family..this is the foundation of a successful world

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    2-11-20 “Your Life Is Meaningless Without Jesus!”

    A PROPHETIC SERVANT IS CALLED TO WARN THE PEOPLE OF WHAT IS COMING! Read: Ezekiel 3:16-19-Ezekiel Is a Watchman. Amos 3:7-8- When the Lord GOD decides to do something, he will first tell his servants, the prophets. 8 When a lion roars, people are frightened. When the Lord GOD speaks, a prophet must prophesy.

    2-11-20 at 5:08 AM I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “There Are Those That Will Never Seek ME!”

    There are those that will never seek ME no matter what I say or do, says the Lord. These people have made up their minds! THEY REFUSE TO GIVE THEIR HEARTS AND LIVES TO ME! They will die in vain, says the Lord. It is a shame to live your whole life down here on earth and watch it WASTE AWAY, I hear the Lord say. Their lives had no purpose. Don’t you want a purpose?

    Your life to count for something? I know I do. Can you imagine living your whole life going here and there MEANINGLESS, says the Lord.

    Psalm 127:1-2

    A song from Solomon for going up to the Temple.

    127 If it is not the LORD who builds a house,

    the builders are wasting their time.

    If it is not the LORD who watches over the city,

    the guards are wasting their time.

    2 It is a waste of time to get up early and stay up late,

    trying to make a living.

    The Lord provides for those he loves,

    even while they are sleeping.

    Read: Ecclesiastes 1:1-18

    Christians are making their own plans going here and there. You do not know what will happen tomorrow. Why then are you not asking the Lord should I do this or that?

    STOP PLANNING YOUR OWN LIFE!

    James 4:13-17 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)-Let God Plan Your Life

    13 Some of you say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to some city. We will stay there a year, do business, and make money.” Listen, think about this: 14 You don’t know what will happen tomorrow. Your life is like a fog. You can see it for a short time, but then it goes away. 15 So you should say, “If the Lord wants, we will live and do this or that.” 16 But now you are proud and boast about yourself. All such boasting is wrong. 17 If you fail to do what you know is right, you are sinning.

    It Is Time The Christians Wake Up And The World. We Are Getting Ready To See A WIDE AWAKENING, says the Lord. WAKE UP NOW BEFORE THE LORD WAKES YOU UP!

    “LORD I PRAY, GET US CHILDREN READY TO STAND BEFORE YOU JESUS SPOTLESS AND HOLY I PRAY IN YOUR NAME!! AMEN AND AMEN!!”

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    2-13-20 “MY Children I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love!”

    A PROPHETIC SERVANT IS CALLED TO WARN THE PEOPLE OF WHAT IS COMING! Read: Ezekiel 3:16-19-Ezekiel Is a Watchman. Amos 3:7-8- When the Lord GOD decides to do something, he will first tell his servants, the prophets. 8 When a lion roars, people are frightened. When the Lord GOD speaks, a prophet must prophesy.

    2-13-20 at 7:37 am I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “I Have Loved You With An Everlasting Love!”

    Never forget how much I the Lord love you MY dear children. I have not left you to FETCH FOR YOURSELF, I hear the Lord say. I died for you MY sons and daughters on the cross to give you eternal life. YOU ARE NOT ALONE, says the Lord. Never think that you are alone. I the Lord am with you right beside you to help carry you through the storm. I told MY disciples FEAR NOT! I the Lord am telling you DO NOT FEAR! Stay close to ME and I will bring you to the other side-HEAVEN! (I heard the Lord say LOUDLY!)

    STAY IN THE BOAT DO NOT GET OUT! For the Lord has spoken.

    John 6:15-21 Amplified Bible (AMP)Jesus Walks on the Water

    15 Then Jesus, knowing that they were going to come and take Him by force to make Him king, withdrew again to the mountainside by Himself. 16 When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, 17 and they got into a boat and started to cross the sea to Capernaum. It was already dark, and Jesus had still not come [back] to them. 18 The sea was getting rough and rising high because a strong wind was blowing. 19 Then, when they had rowed [a]three or four miles [and were near the [b]center of the sea], they saw Jesus walking on the sea and approaching the boat; and they were [terribly] frightened. 20 But Jesus said to them, “It is I (I AM); do not be afraid.” 21 Then they were willing to take Him on board the boat, and immediately the boat reached the [shore of the] land to which they were going.

    Prophetess Dawn O’brien

    Servant of the Lord

    Jesus in the Boat

    Is Jesus in your boat?

    Only Jesus will make it float.

    All other ground will sink.

    There is a STORM COMING you will have no time to think says the Lord.

    There is a storm that is raging quickly.

    People will grow worried, fearful and sickly.

    Many do not know what to do,

    God is speaking to His prophetic servants only a few.

    They will have nowhere to go.

    It is our job to share the good news with them so they know.

    The world thinks God does not speak.

    They laugh, mock and turn the other cheek.

    Love them says the Lord and show them the way.

    There is hope for them that Jesus will give them today.

    God is our anchor standing strong.

    His road is not short but long.

    Trust Jesus to see you through

    Lean upon Him says the Lord,

    His word is faithful to me and you.

    Have no sudden fear because it likes to grip you,

    Listen, obey the Lord and hear.

    Salvation is a gain not a loss.

    Jesus died for mankind on the cross.

    He came to save that which was lost.

    Call on Christ today.

    He is your only hope of sunshine and ray.

    This world is passing away.

    Jesus will give you grace and strength for today.

    Say, “Jesus I need your strength and power.

    I feel weak and tired this very hour.

    Come into my heart and save me.

    I want to live for you all eternity.”

    Jesus is our strong tower.

    We will not cave in and cower.

    Lean on Christ and cope.

    He will give you strength and precious hope!

    Written by: Dawn O’brien

    Inspired By the Holy Spirit

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    Say, “Dear Jesus, I am a sinner, in need of a Savior. Come into my heart and save me. I want to be born-again. Forgive me of all my sins, wash me and cleanse me with your atoning blood. I receive you now. Amen”

    Romans 10:13, King James Version (KJV)-For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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    2-12-20 MY Chosen Prophetic Servants You Are On Fire! The Holy Ghost Is In You!”

    A PROPHETIC SERVANT IS CALLED TO WARN THE PEOPLE OF WHAT IS COMING! Read: Ezekiel 3:16-19-Ezekiel Is a Watchman. Amos 3:7-8- When the Lord GOD decides to do something, he will first tell his servants, the prophets. 8 When a lion roars, people are frightened. When the Lord GOD speaks, a prophet must prophesy.

    2-12-20 at 7:18 AM- WOW! I INSTANTLY heard the Holy Spirit say this to me:

    “YOUR ON FIRE! THE HOLY GHOST IS IN YOU!” Hallelujah! When I read only the first line of Prophet Russ’s prophetic word for the day. I had not even read all of it yet. He said this:

    “The Father says today, not everyone will be as excited about what I am doing in your life as you are.”

    You and MY other chosen prophets are going to be HATED I hear the Lord say.

    THE WORLD IS GOING TO LOOK DOWN UPON YOU!

    America will be destroyed in the end. You MY children I the Lord will RESCUE, I hear the Lord say.

    I will never allow the righteous to suffer with the un-godly. FEAR NOT, says the Lord.

    I AM WITH YOU NOW EVEN THROUGH THE STORM THAT HAS JUST BEGUN!

    MIRACLES, MIRACLES, MIRACLES, I hear the Lord say are COMING FORTH! GREAT AND MIGHTY MIRACLES THAT YOU AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN OR HEARD OF. HALLELUJAH!

    The media is going to talk about it in the news DAILY! I hear the Lord say. NO LONGER WILL THEY COVER ALL THE BAD NEWS BUT THE GOOD NEWS, I hear the Lord say. Many of those that share news on public TV or RADIO will be saved in these last days, I hear the Lord say. THIS WILL BE THE TALK OF THE TOWN!

    1 Corinthians 2:9- But as it is written:

    “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,

    Nor have entered into the heart of man

    The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

    What An Amazing God We Serve. Jesus Has Saved The Best For Last!

    THIS WILL BE THE TIME OF THE GREATEST REVIVAL WE HAVE EVER SEEN! YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON IT OR BE A PART OF IT!

    REVIVAL IS SOON TO COME! GET READY!

    Definition of the Word “Relish”-Enjoy Greatly.

    Definition of the Word “Complacent”-Overly content, marked by self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.

    Read Bible Scriptures: Genesis 18:23-33, Genesis 19:12-29-Sodom and Gomorrah Destroyed, Psalm 37:25, Isaiah 5:20-23, Matthew 24:3-51-The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age, Matthew 24:12, John 15:18-25-The World Hates the Disciples, Philippians 4:19-20.

    Prophetess Dawn O’brien

    Servant of the Lord

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    Say, “Dear Jesus, I am a sinner, in need of a Savior. Come into my heart and save me. I want to be born-again. Forgive me of all my sins, wash me and cleanse me with your atoning blood. I receive you now. Amen”

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