Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s “Sip the Tea.” Event

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce Guyana’s ‘SIP the Tea” Event The Marriott Hotel March 9, 2023 Good afternoon, everyone! And, Happy belated International Women’s Day to all the wonderful ladies out there! I would like to start by commending the organizers of this important event on selecting such ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at the Launch of Academy for Women Entrepreneurs – Region 6

This year, WeLead and the Embassy will collaborate with our colleagues in Suriname to host a Women’s Entrepreneurship Fair involving AWE participants from Suriname and Guyana. The fair will include training sessions led by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) on agro-processing as well as several business networking sessions for participants with local ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch for Caribbean Women, Peace, and Security Conference

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Caribbean Women, Peace and Security Conference  August 30, 2022 First Lady of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Her Excellency Arya Ali, Acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Honorable Yonette Cummings-Edwards, Acting Chief Justice Roxane George Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Godfrey Bess, Commander of U.S. Southern ... Read More»

Commander of U.S. Southern Command to visit Guyana

The United States and Guyana have a longstanding history of security cooperation. The defense partnership between the two countries includes collaboration against regional threats and challenges, capacity-building exercises, bilateral training, expertise exchanges, events fostering the inclusion of women in defense and security missions, and professional development engagements.  Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at International Women’s Day March

Women need to be at the decision-making table, contributing to the development and implementation of laws and policies that affect our lives and the lives of our families. The experiences and perspectives that women bring are different and equally important to those of men, and our countries deserve to benefit from the leadership of women ... Read More»

US Embassy Engages Women in the Energy Sector

During the discussion, guests shared some barriers that continue to prevent women from working in the energy industry and their vision for encouraging women and girls to pursue careers in the sector.  Ambassador Lynch noted the value of mentorship, saying “mentorship underlies most of our professional successes and we are here to support mentoring for ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at Launch of Women’s Leadership Program

Another one of our key objectives is to encourage women’s active participation in leadership and decision-making. Last August, we facilitated a workshop for female offices of the Guyana Defence Force in collaboration with the Florida National Guard on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). Soldiers and law enforcement personnel participated in a workshop on the importance ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at WeLead Caribbean’s 5th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference

The theme this year is especially close to my heart. “Herstory: Inspiring the Next Generation of Leaders” could not be closer to the U.S. priority for Guyana and the region. Building a future for our young people and a common vision of prosperity for all is something the United States fully supports. It’s the rich ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at the Launch of Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Launch of Academy of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) May 11, 2021 Minister of Commerce and Tourism, the honorable Oneidge Walrond, Regional Chair Permaul Armogan, Regional Executive Officer Devanand Ramdatt, President of the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce Mr. Aadil Baksh, distinguished guests, members of the media, ladies and gentlemen. Good morning and ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch at Women in Oil and Gas Guyana International Women’s Day Forum

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Women in Oil and Gas Guyana International Women’s Day Forum March 8, 2021 Good evening, it’s an honor to speak with you today, on International Women’s Day. A warm thanks to Abbigale and the organizers for putting this event together, despite the challenges we’ve all had with this pandemic. ... Read More»

Remarks by Ambassador Lynch in honor of International Women’s Day

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch U.S. Embassy Virtual Roundtable – “Women in Leadership: We Believed We Could So We Are!” March 8, 2021 Good afternoon and thank you for inviting me. I want to send a special greeting to all viewers of this program on the occasion of International Women’s Day. It’s also two ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch delivers remarks at WeLead Conference

Remarks as prepared Ambassador Sarah Ann Lynch WeLead Conference September 18, 2019, 9:00 AM Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Turkeyen It’s so great to be here! I don’t want to take too much time since there are many amazing speakers here today and of course, the main purpose of the conference is for you to network ... Read More»

Ambassador Lynch Remarks at RBG Film Screening

Remarks by Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch Film Screening in honor of Women’s History Month – RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg) Wednesday, March 21, 2019 Acknowledgements: Ohene Koama, Director of the Castellani House Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall, Judge of the Supreme Court Nazima Raghubir, President of the Guyana Press Association Lauren Dundas, President of the U.S. Embassy Youth Action ... Read More»

Women’s Conference: Empowered Leadership in 2017–Unleash Your Promise and Potential

As this is a conference about Empowered Leadership and Unleashing Promise and Potential, particularly among women, I am reminded of a quote from one of America’s great female authors, Ayn Rand, who wrote in Atlas Shrugged, “The question is not who is going to let me; (pause) it is who is going to stop me?” Read More»

Op-Ed: International Women’s Day – Be Bold for Change

By United States Ambassador Perry L. Holloway International Women’s Day is a globally recognized day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.  The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.  Observed since the early 1990s, International Women’s Day celebrates the collective responsibility of governments, NGOs, charities, corporations, academic ... Read More»
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