U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce announces Amma Johnson as Regional Leader for Central Pennsylvania and announces Women Who Thrive: USWCC Women's Economic Priorities Summit to be held on March 12, 2015 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg, PA, February 25, 2015 (Newswire.com) - The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce ( www.uswcc.org ) announces the selection of Amma Johnson founder of Johnson Marketing Group, LLC to advance women’s economic priorities in Pennsylvania as a National Director. The USWCC, a not-for-profit 501(c)6 organization founded in 2001 with over 500,000 members, headquarters are located in Washington, D.C. As the leading advocate for women on economic and leadership issues, the USWCC creates opportunities, drives progress, advocates, and provides tools and solutions to support the economic growth of women across America.
On March 12th, the USWCC will launch its regional efforts at its Women’s Economic Priorities Summit to be held at the Best Western/Central Hotel in Harrisburg, PA ( www.uswcc.org/pennsylvania ). U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer, Margot Dorfman will attend the March 12th summit in Harrisburg to share more information on USWCC’s national and regional efforts.
“Amma Johnson brings a wealth of energy and experience to our efforts,” states Margot Dorfman, CEO of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce. “In order to better serve women across the country, the USWCC is appointing leaders within regions to help advance our mission. With Amma’s strong background and community leadership abilities, we’re confident she will drive economic growth for women in Pennsylvania.”
Women own nearly 30% of firms in the U.S., but represent only 4% of all sales revenues. That really bothers me and I'm going to advocate for women in this community. We need to strengthen our voice. And we need to take the lead.
Amma Johnson is a true Pennsylvanian, born and raised in Pittsburgh, a Penn State graduate and currently living in Harrisburg. She was formerly in government relations with the Hershey Company and also served as vice president of Chamber Operations with the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC, where she worked for nearly 10 years. Amma is an entrepreneur at heart and has recently re-launched her marketing company in addition to working on her music and private label brands.
“As an entrepreneur, I’m seeing our community from yet another perspective," states Johnson. "It’s a great time for women in business! I see a lot of opportunity for us across this region and it’s critical that we come together as a unified voice to gain access to resources, including contracting opportunities for small businesses as well as advancement for women in senior level positions. I’ve always been passionate about widening the door of opportunity for all,” adds Johnson.
“Representing over half a million across this coutnry, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce is influential -- truly advocating for women at every level. I’m excited to bring USWCC resources and leaderhip into this region to see women advance,” states Amma. “Women own nearly 30% of firms in the U.S., but represent only 4% of all sales revenues. That really bothers me and I’m going to advocate for women in this community. We need to strengthen our voice. And we need to take the lead." Regional efforts will include outreach to legislators, potential partners, small businesses and procurement contacts and implementation of a strategic plan to engage the community in supporting the Women’s Economic Priorities.
The U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce provides business and financial education and resources for women and works to achieve fundamental budget and policy priorities that support women’s economic opportunities, security and family well-being. The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) is the leading advocate for women on economic and leadership issues. As the economic leader for women, the USWCC creates opportunities, drives progress, advocates, and provides tools and solutions to support the economic growth of women across America. Women and men interested in joining and supporting the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, are invited to connect with the chamber by calling (888) 418-7922 or by visiting www.uswcc.org.