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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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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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