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OPIC Celebrates the "Women of OPIC" During National Women's History Month

March 1, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National Women’s History Month, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is recognizing the women of its workforce. Each day throughout the month of March, OPIC will feature one of its 126 women employees on its homepage banner in a Meet the Women of OPIC series.

“One of the best things about working at OPIC is its talented and dedicated staff,” said Ray W. Washburne, OPIC President and CEO. “We have an exceptional team of women and men who are committed to our development finance mission. Throughout March, OPIC will recognize the women who work year-round to advance development across the globe.”

OPIC is kicking off the series today with Kathryn C. Kaufman, Managing Director of Global Women’s Issues. OPIC will officially launch a global women’s initiative later this month.

Visit the OPIC website ( daily for a new featured woman of OPIC and learn how they strive to empower others throughout the developing world.



The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) is a self-sustaining U.S. Government agency that helps American businesses invest in emerging markets. Established in 1971, OPIC provides businesses with the tools to manage the risks associated with foreign direct investment, fosters economic development in emerging market countries, and advances U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities. OPIC helps American businesses gain footholds in new markets, catalyzes new revenues and contributes to jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC fulfills its mission by providing businesses with financing, political risk insurance, advocacy and by partnering with private equity fund managers.

OPIC services are available to new and expanding businesses planning to invest in more than 160 countries worldwide. Because OPIC charges market-based fees for its products, it operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to taxpayers. All OPIC projects must adhere to best international practices and cannot cause job loss in the United States.