We presented our initiative to the judges and won FIRST PLACE!!! Not only are we international champions, we are also the first group of all women to have presented in this competition and won!
We are excited and getting ready to present! We just arrived to the Department of State and will be presenting soon! We will keep you updated after our presentation, but we are very excited and grateful to be here!
The four of us are on our way to D.C.! We are looking forward to meeting our two other team members once we arrive to D.C. They're coming from Cleveland and Arizona. Once we arrive we will get settled into the hotel and begin practicing for our presentation on Monday!
Overall, the experience was magnificent. The exposure to business in Dubai both small and large was fascinating. I have toured other countries and even participated in a trade mission to Egypt for a printing convention. I had been in free zones then, but I had no comprehension of what exactly that meant for me as a buyer or for the companies located there. This is a testament to both the trip itself, and the program as a whole. The added benefit of this trip was to spend time with the cohort that had met in person only once before. I know there will be lifelong friendships from this program, and I look forward to working with my classmates in the future.