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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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Supporting Business Women in Sierra Leone through Hard Times

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Supporting Business Women in Sierra Leone through Hard TimesUncategorized

It’s been five years since the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women started and in that time our Enterprise Development Programme has reached 2,200 women in Africa, Asia and the Middle East enhancing their access to capital, as well as providing links to new markets, delivering tailored business training and facilitating business registration across six countries. …

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Women’s Economic Empowerment Beyond 2015

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Women’s Economic Empowerment Beyond 2015Uncategorized

Written by Mayeesha Jamil, Enterprise Development Programme volunteer With the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) fast approaching, the UN’s Open Working Group has been developing a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the aim to move beyond the 2015 framework – hopefully with a greater focus on women’s economic empowerment. While the …

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Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Facebook Team Up to Support Women Entrepreneurs

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Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Facebook Team Up to Support Women EntrepreneursUncategorized

Today the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Facebook announced a new partnership to support women entrepreneurs around the world by providing them with Facebook business resources and mentor support. The collaboration will involve Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Programme, which connects mentors with women entrepreneurs from developing countries. Facebook is creating a new …

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Spices and SMS: How Mobile Phones Transform the Lives of Women

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Spices and SMS: How Mobile Phones Transform the Lives of WomenUncategorized

Written by Sevi Simavi. This was originally posted on the Huffington Post. In February, I wrote about our award-winning work with the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and the Vodafone Foundation in India. This month I travelled to India to visit the women who are taking part in the project, “RUDIbens” as they are called, and …

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