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Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Privacy Shield Framework, Third Annual Review

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Thank you, Jim, for that kind introduction. Good morning everyone, and welcome to the Third Annual Joint Review of the EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. Thank you, Director-General Astola — and the entire European delegation — for making the trans-Atlantic trip to discuss Privacy Shield and our shared commitment to protecting personal data. Commissioner Jourova was called to meetings with...

Remarks By Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Minority Business Development Agency's Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week

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Thank you, Henry, for that kind introduction. And thank you for the work that you and your team are doing at MBDA to support not just minority businesses, but the economic development of our entire country. Thank you, also, to the Milken Institute and to Mintz for co-hosting this event. The Milken Institute has been instrumental in driving a constructive national dialogue and agenda for growing...

First-generation Professionals Bring "Cultural Competence" to the Workforce

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Posted with permission from cyberFEDS The Department of Commerce is trying to expand the diversity and inclusion conversation with a "cutting edge initiative" to ensure socioeconomic status is considered along with traditional diversity dimensions such as race, ethnicity, gender, and national origin, Tinisha Agramonte, director of the Commerce Department's Office of Civil Rights, told cyberFEDS....

Spotlight on Commerce: Charles Clark, Jr., Director, Office of Human Capital Strategy and Diversity

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Blog post by Charles Clark, Jr., Director, Office of Human Capital Strategy and Diversity My name is Charles and I am a first-generation professional from Detroit, Michigan. I am the oldest of three boys raised by a single mother who never made more than $6/hr her entire life. I am a product of a mother with a strong work ethic, dedication, determination, and love, but also a beneficiary of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ana Valentin, Enterprise Service Program Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Blog post by Ana Valentin, Enterprise Service Program Manager, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) My name is Ana Valentín. I am a first-generation professional and I inspired 50% of my family’s next generation to complete a degree, and soon to be 90% by 2021. I did not have an easy ride going to college and entering the professional workplace. Living in a rural area required me...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges (TOBB) Reception & Dinner in Ankara, Turkey

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Thank you for that kind introduction. It is my pleasure to be with all of you in Turkey. We arrived in Istanbul last Friday, where we had meetings with American and Turkish companies, and government ministers, and we took time over the weekend to tour the city. This has been a great country over the millennia, and it remains so today. The culture, the energy, the dynamism — they are apparent...

Spotlight on Commerce: David Ziaya, Chief Administrative Officer U.S. Census Bureau

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Blog post by David Ziaya, Chief Administrative Officer U.S. Census Bureau My name is David Ziaya and I am currently the Chief Administrative Officer of the U.S. Census Bureau. I am a first-generation professional from a small, rural-based community of roughly 1,400 people in Michigan. Going to college was always the plan for me although my family couldn’t afford it. I earned some scholarships as...

Presidential Proclamation on Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2019

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The following is a cross-post from the White House During Minority Enterprise Development Week, our Nation celebrates the success of minority-owned businesses and recognizes their significant role in strengthening our country’s robust economy. The contributions of these enterprises ensure American companies remain world leaders in the global marketplace. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the...