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Sierra Leone OWNERS Launch March 2013

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Enterprise Development team in partnership with AFFORD-SL for International Women's Day launched the first ever network for women entrepreneurs in Sierra Leone. You can read more about this project here....

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Voices of Inclusion: Cherie Blair

Originally posted on Visa Viewpoints...

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The Third Billion: Empowering Women, Powering the Global Economy

Published on Oct 16, 2012 As growing numbers of women enter the economic mainstream, they will have a profound effect on global business. A huge and fast-growing group of people are poised to take their place in the economic mainstream...

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Can a quota system help close the gender gap?

As EU wants more seats for women in corporate boardrooms, we ask if it is equal opportunity or preferential treatment

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Erin rises above the odds, thanks to e-mentoring

In only nine months, Erin Radzi went from baking for family and friends to being a successful entrepreneur. She sells her cakes online and at bazaars and credits her success to the "Mentoring Women in Business" platform, which was developed...

'Special measures' needed to see why few women occupy top jobs

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'Special measures' needed to see why few women occupy top jobs

Should British companies be compelled to put more women in the boardroom? The European Union may soon decide to legislate for mandatory quotas, following a three-month consultation period. New research published by BBC News Online demonstrates how few women occupy...

Video: Cherie Blair calls for

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Video: Cherie Blair calls for "less of business as usual"

Watch Cherie's interview Top independent, global members organisation the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) recently filmed an insightful video dialogue with Cherie Blair, where she called for a need to "examine how we do business". Stressing the "quality and skills...

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Inaugural Meeting of the International Council on Women's Business Leadership

Click here to view Secretary of State Hilary Rodham Clinton's remarks at the Inaugural Meeting of the International Council on Women's Business Leadership...

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Emirati Reporter Amal Al Jabry Interviews Cherie Blair in Dubai

Cherie spoke to Emirates News reporter Amal Al Jabry about the opportunities and challenges facing women in business....

Cherie Joins a Panel Discussion:

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Cherie Joins a Panel Discussion: "Women at the Top"

Last week in San Francisco Cherie was invited to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference in to join a Panel discussing "Women at the Top: how diverse leadership benefits everyone" moderated by Tina Brown, Editor, The Newsweek Daily Beast...

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Watch Video Footage of Cherie on International Women's Day

On the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, Cherie and Rachel Kyte, Vice President for Business Advisory Services at the International Finance Corporation, discuss their views on promoting women entrepreneurs and unlocking their business potential in the world....

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Cherie's Interview with the World at One

In a BBC World at One interview, Cherie spoke to Shaun Ley, a BBC reporter, about women's progress in business. She said the progress of women in business was 'too slow' despite women having more opportunities than when she started...

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The Girl Effect: Watch The Latest Video

"Girls living in poverty are uniquely capable of creating a better future. But when a girl reaches adolescence, she comes to a crossroads. If you want to end poverty and help the developing world, the best thing you can do...

Same Sky: Every Woman, One Dream

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Same Sky: Every Woman, One Dream

Same Sky employs HIV+ women in Rwanda who survived the 1994 Genocide. Instead of a hand out, Same Sky gives these women a hand up and the chance to rebuild their lives.

Cherie Blair Endorses Women in Africa

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Cherie Blair Endorses Women in Africa

Women with economic security and independence have much greater control over the lives of themselves and their children. It also, importantly, gives women a more influential voice in their communities and wider society to tackle injustice and discrimination.

The Sun shines on Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

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The Sun shines on Women Entrepreneurs in Kenya

When Romonah heard about Sunnymoney, she knew she wanted to get involved with her community. Sunny money is SolarAid's micro-enterprise scheme that trains entrepreneurs to sell new solar products to help free themselves from poverty.

Women power comes to Ethiopian banking

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Women power comes to Ethiopian banking

By Muluken Yewondwossen Prominent female Ethiopian professionals and entrepreneurs are to found a pioneering Women's Bank that will be fully controlled by women. Last Friday, a founding meeting called by promoters of the new bank held talks about the gender-based...

The Girl Effect

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The Girl Effect

'We should have absolute confidence in these girls. It makes absolute sense to invest in them....they're not asking us for our pity. They're just asking for us to enable them to do what they're already doing, but they could do so much better with our help'. Cherie Blair

The Global Gender Gap Report 2008

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The Global Gender Gap Report 2008

The World Economic Forum has published its third annual report on the Global Gender Gap.This fascinating report examines the relative position of women to men in 130 countries.

Mary Fisher Bracelets Project

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Mary Fisher Bracelets Project

AIDS-affected women in Africa are earning desperately-needed income by handcrafting beaded bracelets, with training from artist-activist Mary Fisher.

Empowering Women Economically

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Empowering Women Economically

"Helping women to make the most of their economic potential is vital in tackling global poverty and inequality"

World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report

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World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report

The World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report examines four critical areas of inequality between men and women:

Women for Women International

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Women for Women International

Women for Women International works to provide women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies.