The largest U.S. women’s business policy group, Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), has announced the formation of Women Impacting Public Policy International (WIPPI) to expand its goal of empowering women business owners with gaining more access to capital, markets, research and business counseling worldwide. They announced that by contracting with the London-based organization, Pink Shoe Club, WIPP International’s first partnering country to join as a member is the United Kingdom.
“The formalization of WIPP International broadens WIPP’s collaborative model of building and leveraging relationships with private and public sectors beyond U.S. borders,” said WIPP President and CEO Barbara Kasoff. “These relations ensure the full participation and inclusion of women as a vital source of economic growth. Pink Shoe Club, the first partner of WIPP International, is an organization dedicated to promoting female participation in public life, politics, government and business. It has gained notoriety by being a strong influence in Parliaments worldwide, and this will be a great partnership for women around the world aspiring to grow businesses.”
“WIPP has been extremely successful at elevating the voice of women business owners in Washington D.C.,” said Pink Shoe Club President Helene Martin Gee. “With over 224 million women engaged in the global economy, we need to partner with WIPP and empower these women to negotiate and secure business-friendly policies in their countries.”
Kasoff also announced that Jennifer Bisceglie will serve as President of WIPP International. Bisceglie has served as Chairman of WIPP’s Board of Directors for several years and is the owner of Interos Solutions and Vigillence, Inc., in McLean, Virginia.
Bisceglie added, “There is so much attention currently being focused on the power and effect of the women business owner in her home, community, and country that needs to be harnessed and channeled. This is a wonderful opportunity for WIPP International to partner with the highly respected Pink Shoe Club in working together on elevating the voice of women throughout the UK. This new relationship begins the movement into impacting the global economy.”