FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2020
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WASHINGTON – Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) President and Chairman Kimberly A. Reed today delivered prerecorded remarks to more than 550 registrants at the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) 32nd Annual Conference. The prerecorded conversation with Joanne Young, former IAWA President and EXIM Advisory Committee member, focused on Chairman Reed’s leadership as the first woman Chairman of EXIM as she reopened, reauthorized, and reformed the agency for a historic seven years.
“As the first woman to lead EXIM in its 86-year history, I am honored to speak to a gathering of women in the United States and across the world who are leaders in their industry,” said Chairman Reed. “I look forward to continued partnership with IAWA, and to promote women in leadership across every industry.”
“Our thanks to Chairman Reed for her address to IAWA’s 32nd Annual Conference. During her 18 months of leadership, Chairman Reed has had a significant impact on EXIM,” said Young. “She has overcome challenges in reopening, reauthorizing, and reforming the agency. Her background and stories of resilience and perseverance provided valuable insight and inspiration to conference attendees participating from around the world.”
EXIM is committed to supporting leadership and economic empowerment of women, and in February, President Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum to establish the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative, a whole-of-government effort to advance global women’s economic empowerment, which aims to reach 50 million women by 2025.
IAWA is a non-profit association providing a worldwide network dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in the aviation and aerospace industries at all levels across the globe. IAWA sponsors informative meetings, hosts receptions and connects, publishes newsletters, and keeps its members updated on the latest industry developments.
Joanne Young and EXIM Chairman Kimberly A. Reed
EXIM is an independent federal agency that promotes and supports American jobs by providing competitive and necessary export credit to support sales of U.S. goods and services to international buyers. A robust EXIM can level the global playing field for U.S. exporters when they compete against foreign companies that receive support from their governments. EXIM also contributes to U.S. economic growth by helping to create and sustain hundreds of thousands of jobs in exporting businesses and their supply chains across the United States. In recent years, approximately 90 percent of the total number of the agency’s authorizations has directly supported small businesses. Since 1992, EXIM has generated more than $9 billion for the U.S. Treasury for repayment of U.S. debt.
For more information about EXIM, please visit www.exim.gov.