Friday, December 2, 2011

Quiet Revolution of Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs

From the Immigrant Policy Center:

A Discussion about Women Immigrant Entrepreneurs

There is a quiet revolution of immigrant women’s business ownership that goes relatively unnoticed in the culture at large. The number of immigrant women entrepreneurs has increased dramatically in recent years, and today the business-ownership rate for immigrant women has outpaced that of native-born women. Immigrant women entrepreneurs are springing up in every region of the United States and they are creating new jobs, helping stabilize neighborhoods, creating products that consumers enjoy, building major infrastructure projects, and investing in a wide range of charitable social-justice projects.

Join us for a discussion of Our American Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Women, a new publication by the Immigration Policy Center, adapted from the book, Immigration and Women: Understanding the American Experience by Susan C. Pearce, Elizabeth J. Clifford and Reena Tandon (New York University Press, 2011).

WHEN: Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. EST

WHO: Rubina Chaudhary, MBA, President, MARRS Services, Inc., Fullerton, California

Yolanda Voss, President of Yolanda Voss Fashion Gallery of Savage, Maryland

Susan C. Pearce, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Research Associate with the Center for Diversity and Inequality Research at East Carolina University

Mary Giovagnoli, Director, Immigration Policy Center (Moderator)

Also available during Q&A Elizabeth J. Clifford, Associate Professor of Sociology at Towson University and Reena Tandon who teaches at the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Toronto and coordinates Service Learning at Ryerson University.

RSVP: Space is limited. Please RSVP for dial-in instructions to Wendy Sefsaf at or 202-507-7524.


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