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From Davos 2016: Our CEO Sevi Simavi talks with Jill Huntley from Accenture about our Skilling for Change project

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From Davos 2016: Our CEO Sevi Simavi talks with Jill Huntley from Accenture about our Skilling for Change projectUncategorized

At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Sevi Simavi, CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and Jill Huntley, Managing Director—Corporate Citizenship at Accenture, talk about how we are working together to empower women in Rwanda and how technology can help women gain access to banking, loans —and ultimately, financial independence. With the …

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Our Top Five Most Read Blogs of 2015

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Our Top Five Most Read Blogs of 2015Uncategorized

This year we have published some fantastic, insightful posts from our staff, mentors, mentees and the women that we work with across the world. Today, we would like to share with you the Foundation’s top five most read blogs of 2015. 1. From Baked Goods to Business Success: A Story of Transformation in Tanzania by …

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Cherie speaks about fostering women leaders at the Trust Women Conference 2015

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Cherie speaks about fostering women leaders at the Trust Women Conference 2015Uncategorized

“Contribute to one woman’s success and she will help many others.” – Cherie Blair, Founder At this year’s Trust Women Conference in London, Cherie spoke about tackling gender inequality in the economy and fostering women leaders. She was joined by Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation, Jane Moran, Global Chief Information Officer of Unilever and Isha Johansen, …

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Cherie speaks with Devex on the progress of women’s role in the economy

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Cherie speaks with Devex on the progress of women’s role in the economyUncategorized

“We need to make sure that we do better with these Sustainable Development Goals in relation to women and women’s economic empowerment than we did with the Millennium Development Goals.” At this year’s Clinton Global Initiative, Cherie Blair speaks with Devex’s President and Editor-in-Chief Raj Kumar on the progress of women to date and how …

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Updates from our Enterprise Development Programme

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Updates from our Enterprise Development ProgrammeUncategorized

I am delighted to release our new Enterprise Development Programme leaflet. Since its launch in 2012, our Enterprise Development Programme has reached over 12,000 women in 11 countries across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. From supporting women in Lebanon to sustain their businesses through periods of political instability, to increasing the financial literacy skills …

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