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Business Growth During Times of Instability: Lessons from Lebanon

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Business Growth During Times of Instability: Lessons from LebanonUncategorized

Since 2011, our Enterprise Development Programme has been working to support women entrepreneurs in Lebanon to achieve sustainable business growth by building their confidence, capability and access to financial services. The political and economic situation in Lebanon has posed serious challenges for both women entrepreneurs and our own programme, but has delivered a crucial learning …

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Cherie at the Milken Global Conference 2015

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Cherie at the Milken Global Conference 2015Uncategorized

Earlier this week Cherie was in Los Angeles, USA where she spoke at the Milken Global Conference in the plenary session “What Would You Do to Make the World Better for Women and Girls?”. Speakers included: Folorunso Alakija, Group Managing Director, The Rose of Sharon Group; Executive Vice Chairman, Famfa Oil Ltd. Patricia Arquette, Actress …

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Evaluating Our Project Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania

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Evaluating Our Project Supporting Women Entrepreneurs in TanzaniaUncategorized

In partnership with the ExxonMobil Foundation and the Tanzania Gatsby Trust our Enterprise Development project is delivering support to 260 women entrepreneurs in Tanzania. These women are receiving tailored services and training on a range of vital skills, including business registration and rights awareness. The project, which was launched in March 2013, recently underwent its …

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Announcing the release of our 2014 Annual Report

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Announcing the release of our 2014 Annual ReportUncategorized

I am delighted to announce the launch of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s sixth annual report. The last financial year has been another fantastic period of growth and achievement, as we have focused on evaluating our existing projects to understand what truly works best to empower women entrepreneurs, as well as seeking to expand …

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How Mentoring A Woman Changed My Perception Of Men

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How Mentoring A Woman Changed My Perception Of MenUncategorized

Written by Anna Pawlowicz, mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women  Over the three years of mentoring Catherine, an entrepreneur from Kenya, I’ve learnt many lessons about women. I’ve learnt about women’s solidarity and understanding, about our natural ability to quickly create bonds with each other. I’ve experienced how easy it is for us …

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From Baked Goods to Business Success: A Story of Transformation in Tanzania

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From Baked Goods to Business Success: A Story of Transformation in TanzaniaUncategorized

In just a few years, mother of four Jovita Masanyika has gone from selling cakes in an unprofitable microbusiness to operating a sophisticated enterprise that supplies government and international buyers with top quality cleaning products. Jovita has achieved this success with the support of our Women’s Small and Micro Enterprise Development project, which we run …

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Tapping Into Women’s Economic Empowerment Efforts In The UAE

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Tapping Into Women’s Economic Empowerment Efforts In The UAEUncategorized

Things are looking up for women entrepreneurs in the UAE. The country’s current economic outlook and government commitment to strengthening women’s participation in the workforce are creating a new climate of opportunity, optimism and change. I am proud to be working on a project which is seizing this opportunity to forge a new path that …

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Let’s Make 2015 the Year for Women Entrepreneurs

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Let’s Make 2015 the Year for Women EntrepreneursUncategorized

2014 was a landmark year for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women – the culmination of five years spent delivering life-changing support to women entrepreneurs in developing countries. One of the women we reached was Iil, a catering business owner in Indonesia. After using our Business Women mobile service to receive vital business training and …

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Evaluating our Business Women Service Infographic

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Evaluating our Business Women Service InfographicUncategorized

In 2012, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, in partnership with the ExxonMobil Foundation and Nokia, launched the Business Women mobile value-added service. This innovative service has reached over 100,000 women across Nigeria, Tanzania and Indonesia, allowing them to receive business tips and training via their mobile phones. We recently launched a report evaluating the …

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