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Long-Term Resilience Across Supply Chains


Jeanne Branthover, Global Financial Services Practice, DHR Global; Senior Advisor, Concordia
Barbara Humpton, President & CEO, Siemens USA; Leadership Council Member, Concordia
T.H. Reta Jo Lewis, President & Chair, Export-Import Bank of the United States
T.H. Janaina Tewaney Mencomo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Panama

“Access to capital is the number one challenge that our small businesses have.” 

      – T.H. Reta Jo Lewis

“Stability is what makes your investment sustainable.” 

– T.H. Janaina Tewaney Mencomo

“In this era where we are addressing climate change, it is important to make more at the point of need.” 

– Barbara Humpton

“I am a huge women advocate and I love to empower women.” 

– Jeanne Branthover

Key takeaways & next steps:

  • Empowering women in leadership roles is essential. Women leaders can inspire and pave the way for others, and it’s crucial women don’t relinquish hard-fought positions but utilize their influence to facilitate the rise of more women into leadership roles. 
  • Public-private partnership is crucial to winning in global competition, including utilizing a whole-of-government approach in cooperating with the private sector. 
  • Stable democracies are critical to maintaining a conducive environment for economic growth, as supply chain resilience and international trade is reliant on established international norms being followed through. 
  • Supply chain resiliency must include reshoring as a way of securing supply chains against global disruptions and boosting the export strategy of the U.S.