Mary Cantando Travels to Belarus to Help Women Start New Businesses

Raleigh, NC, July 29, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Mary Cantando, Triangle author and a nationally-recognized growth expert on women business owners (www.WomanBusinessOwner.com), will travel to Minsk, Belarus on July 29 on behalf of the United States State Department. While in Minsk, Cantando will work with women in outlying regions who want to start Agro/Eco Tourismos. She will help these women expand the revenue from their family farms by opening their farmhouses to tourists who want a true Belarusian experience.

“I am honored to represent the U.S. State Department by supporting women who want to create new businesses that will allow them to share their regional culture.”

About Mary Cantando:
Mary Cantando is a nationally-recognized expert on women business owners. She is a Trustee of The Women’s Alliance, serves as the Business Growth Expert for Women Entrepreneurs, Inc., sits on the National Women’s Forum, and is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. She is also a Trustee of Columbia College and serves as a Chapter Chair for the Women Presidents’ Organization. Her newest book is Leading with Care: How Women Around the World are Inspiring Businesses, Empowering Communities, and Creating Opportunity (Jossey-Bass: Sept 2009). As a member of the National Speakers’ Association, Cantando speaks to women all over the world who want to grow their businesses.

Patty Briguglio
MMI Associates, Inc.
(919) 233-6600

Patty Briguglio