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WIPP Press Release: Albuquerque Business Leader Kay Carrico named to WIPP Advisory Board
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the nation’s largest bipartisan women’s business group, announced today Kay Carrico, President of In-Compasse International, Inc., has been named to WIPP’s Executive Advisory Board
“We are proud to add Kay Carrico to our executive advisory board, as a co-chair of the Energy & Environment Committee” said WIPP President and Co-founder Barbara Kasoff. “As a strong business leader in the national women’s business community, Kay understands and exemplifies the importance in engaging women business owners in the political and public policy process and knows how legislation can impact a company’s bottom line and ability to grow.”
As a member of WIPP’s Executive Advisory Board, Kay will provide strategic counsel on strengthening the impact of women business owners at the federal legislative and executive levels, bring her unique perspective on top economic growth concerns to our nation’s political leaders and activate this quickly-growing demographic.
Kay, President of In-Compasse International, a consulting and training company focused on helping companies to compete globally, has 15 years experience in both the private and public sectors in the area of international trade. “Because I have worked over the years with and in the public sector, I know what services are available and often recommend them to my clients. Both the public and private sector have a role in helping U.S. companies export successfully. While In-Compasse has contacts throughout the world, we don’t have offices throughout the world. And the public sector cannot provide the step by step process that In-Compasse provides.” But Kay doesn’t do it alone. She works with other consultants and trainers to provide whatever a company needs to successfully export. Recently Kay became a registered Ex-Im Bank broker, the only one in New Mexico. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. Ex-Im Bank provides working capital guarantees (pre-export financing); export credit insurance; and loan guarantees and thus mitigating the risk for exporters. Ex-Im Bank often are the deciding factor as to whether a U.S. company can compete globally. Because of her global experience, Kay brings a global perspective to WIPP’s Energy & Environment Committee.
“I am honored to help lead WIPP as an executive advisory board member,” said Kay Carrico. “In today’s quickly-changing business environment, it is increasingly important that the nation’s 10.1 million women entrepreneurs have a role in the political process. I look forward to working with WIPP to ensure that voices of women small business owners are heard by those in public office.”
Since its founding in 2001, WIPP members have testified at numerous Congressional committee hearings on issues that affect the growth of women-owned businesses, particularly access to capital, tax reform, affordable healthcare, and federal contracting opportunities. Also, WIPP members frequently participate in roundtable discussions conducted by the Administration on the economic impact of public policies on business. In September, 2008, WIPP published the Economic Blueprint, the Women Business Owners’ Platform for Growth a bold, comprehensive set of public policy expectations on behalf of the women business owner community. It represents our voice and interests regarding the pressing business challenges that require actions by our elected officials.
“Now that women have ownership in nearly half of all private companies and are growing faster than any other business demographic, the impact of women entrepreneurs on the political landscape is formidable. With involved business owners like Kay on our executive advisory board, WIPP is leading the way to ensure women’s voices are heard in the halls of Congress, the White House and federal agencies,” said Kasoff.
Women Impacting Public Policy: Women Impacting Public Policy is a non-profit, national bipartisan group with over half-a-million members. WIPP is The Collective Voice in Washington, DC, for 48 national women and small business organizations. WIPP strengthens its member’s participation in the legislative process, creates economic opportunities for members and builds alliances with other small business organizations. Visit http://www.wipp.org.
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Expert export consultant, Kay Carrico, launches export education web site
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January 17, 2008 Press Release
After tackling the challenge of combining her 30-year experience as teacher, international trade specialist and consultant into an educational format, Kay Carrico launched her new export education website January 6, 2008 at http://www.expertsinexports.com.
The website, Incompasse International, Your Experts in Exports, is just the latest in a long list of successful professional endeavors by Carrico spanning the last thirty years.
Carrico, owner of In-Compasse International, Inc., decided to develop the website after realizing that the internet would allow her to reach a much broader audience, as well as provide opportunities for interactive training. Being a continuous learner is something that Carrico says is critical in the ever-changing world of international trade. “Knowing about events and circumstances that affect international business is critical if you want to successfully compete in global markets,” said Carrico.
Incompasse International, Your Experts in Exports encompasses comprehensive information and services which address all aspects of successful exporting and international trade. Carrico explains that her intention is to, “provide a total package based on extensive experience and contacts in both the public and private sectors.” Strategic planning, market research, export sales and fulfillment are some of the topics covered in Carrico’s website. This information is presented via blogs, podcasts, and video formats.
Additionally, Carrico’s monthly newsletter, The Global Gazette, features a “Region of the Month,” where subscribers can get information about doing business in a specific country or region.
Export consulting services are also made available from the site. In addition to one-on-one consulting and interactive training, Carrico has put together a team of professionals experienced in the intricacies of international trade to augment her “total package” approach.
“There is so much export information from so many different resources, the learning curve can get long,” said Carrico. “With my experience, knowledge and resources, my goal is to straighten out the curve and help my clients successfully compete in global markets.”