ISM supports entrepreneurs in Latin America

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International Strategic Management, Inc.

CEO, Faris Alami

(888) 853-0122 x 2

TROY, MICHIGAN, January 29, 2021 - International Strategic Management, Inc. (ISM) is once again proud to be hosting fellows from Mexico and South America through the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program.

The 2021 YLAI Fellowship Program is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and its implementing partner, IREX. Since YLAI’s launch in 2015, ISM has hosted more than a dozen fellows, helping to strengthen the development of their entrepreneurial ideas so they can better contribute to the socioeconomics of their communities. This year ISM is hosting fellows from Mexico, Brazil, and Chile.

Launched in 2015, YLAI has helped to develop and grow the leadership and entrepreneurial experience for more than 750 Latin American/Caribbean fellows to date, working with organizations such as ISM. The YLAI Fellowship strives to help the fellows accelerate their success and develop action plans to carry out upon return to their home countries. YLAI Fellows build networks, linkages, and lasting partnerships to attract investments and support for their entrepreneurial ventures. Follow the YLAI Fellowship on social media using #YLAI2021Innovators.

“We are honored to host such great entrepreneurs from South America & Mexico,” says Faris Alami, “There is a great benefit for both sides. The entrepreneurs gain insight into U.S. business practices and the ISM Team, and we learn more about entrepreneurship and small business ownership in South America & Mexico.”

One participant Melania Sanhueza of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program stated, "I am thrilled to participate in this program and have the opportunity to learn from the great leaders that are part of ISM. It has been an amazing experience so far, and I know it will help me create a greater impact in the near future."  

To learn more about this program or schedule an interview, contact Faris Alami (888) 853-0122 x2, or email 


About International Strategic Management

International Strategic Management (ISM), located in Troy, Michigan, is a global executive, leadership and entrepreneurial ecosystem development program, management consulting company, offering programs worldwide on leadership, entrepreneurship, management and cultural/diversity training for youth, executives, and companies, including “Global Trade Mission,” a global entrepreneurship program for high school students. Working in over 60 countries and inspiring more than 8,600 entrepreneurs, ISM has created a long-lasting impact on over 9,600 SMEs around the globe. Their expert team has designed and delivered thousands of training programs around the world. 

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About YLAI Network

Launched in 2015, the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) empowers emerging business and social entrepreneurs from across Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States, to realize the full economic potential of the region’s citizens. Combining an annual fellowship, an active online network, and continuing activities organized by U.S. Embassies and Consulates, YLAI fosters prosperity, inclusive development, and democratic values. Specifically, YLAI addresses the opportunity gap for young people, especially women, equipping them to transform their societies. 

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About the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

As mandated by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) works to build friendly, peaceful relations and increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchanges, as well as through private-public partnerships. ECA works in close cooperation with U.S. Embassies overseas to promote personal, professional, and institutional ties between private citizens and organizations in the United States and abroad.

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About IREX

IREX is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world by empowering youth, cultivating leaders, strengthening institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Founded in 1968, IREX works in over 100 countries worldwide.

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About International Strategic Management

International Strategic Management, Inc. a leading U.S. advisory and capacity development provider within the economic development area covering: Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development; SMEs Development, and Leadership Development Our areas of expertise are strategic economic growth, strategic partnership development, entrepreneur education and training, technology & commercialization, youth entrepreneurship, and talent & workforce development. We are based in Troy, Michigan, and we have a representation in Spain and Egypt. ISM brings a proven expertise and a wide range of international experience in providing world-class services to the government sector, nonprofit and for-profit organizations, and entrepreneurs at every stage of business. Our expert team has designed and delivered thousands of training programs. We work in over 60 countries, and created a long-lasting impact on SMEs around the globe. Our experience includes working with the World Bank, US Department of State, Kauffman Foundation, and many other local and global leading institutions. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
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“We are honored to host such great entrepreneurs from Latin America,” says Faris Alami, “There is great benefit for both sides."

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