London 30th December 2012
Cherie was very honoured to receive the CBE.
Global Leadership Post, 20 December 2012
Henriette joined the Foundation in May 2009. One of Devex’s recognised top 40 under 40 international development leaders in London, Henriette has extensive programme, policy and management experience in international development. She has previously held positions with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the European Commission in Tanzania and the Office of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process in Jerusalem. Henriette holds an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies.
The Guardian, 19 December 2012
Still the only PM's wife to work full-time while her husband was in office, trailblazing barrister, campaigner and frequent media target Cherie Blair gives a rare interview to the Guardian.
Devex Impact, 18 December 2012
The Jakarta Post, 8 December 2012
Blair pointed out that mobile phones had “increasingly become an absolute essential in everyday life here in Indonesia”.
Lara's Foundation, 4 December 2012
Lara was a dedicated and inspirational TESOL teacher, teaching English to non native speakers from across the world.
The Huffington Post, 3 December 2012
Through this initiative we are reaching 2,000 women entrepreneurs in India, and are also, over a three-year period, providing support with broader business development and financial literacy training.
Lara's Foundation, 29 October 2012
On Friday 26th October Lara’s family and friends visited EC London to unveil a plaque in memory of Lara, and everything she did for the students and staff of EC London.
The New York Times, 25 November 2012
Students at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh. Nearly all of the more than 500 students come from deprived backgrounds across Asia, and their expenses of about $15,000 a year are covered by donations. Most of the students would not get a university-level, English education without the funding.
Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM), 22 November 2012
A mock trial will also leave student participants with an appreciation of the difficulties that judges and lawyers face.
Huffington Post, 26 November 2012
The challenge now is to build on and extend these successful initiatives, giving women a stronger voice in shaping our justice system and ensuring it treats everyone equally.
Conversations by Nokia, 23 August 2012
Nokia Life and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women launch Business Women service in Nigeria
Booz & Co.
As growing numbers of women enter the economic mainstream, they will have a profound effect on global business.
The Guardian, 30 October 2012
In Africa, necessity is the mother of invention and social media sites are not just for sharing photographs and gossip
The Independent, 29 October 2012
Mrs Blair took offence to Mr Chirac’s comments which mocked Britain’s food as being better only than that of Finland.
Arise Live, 26 October 2012
A keen advocate of women’s empowerment, pioneering laywer Cherie Blair set up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in 2008. The foundation works with women in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East to support their efforts to increase their role in their economies and societies. As an active campaigner on equality and human rights issues, she has a special interest in Africa - one her husband and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair shares, having set up a charity called the African Governance Initiative.
Beth Brooke, CNN, 25 October 2012
Editor's note: Beth A. Brooke is Global Vice Chair of Public Policy at Ernst & Young. She has taken leading roles in a wide variety of women's civic and business organizations and was recently asked to serve on the International Council on Women's Business Leadership by U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. She has made the Forbes "World's 100 Most Powerful Women" list four times and was Concern Worldwide's Woman of the Year in 2009.
Cherie Blair, 24 October 2012
Rose Heilbron, advocate and judge, was an "inspirational pioneer" for women and an icon of the 1950s and 1960s.
Thisday Live, 23 October 2012
Their names topped the list of prominent women across the world, cutting across various professions.
No Peace Without Justice, 18 October 2012
No Peace Without Justice and the Radical Party welcome the deposit of a Resolution that universally bans Female Genital Mutilation as a violation of Human Rights within the United Nations.
Cherieblair.org, 16 October 2012
Summers lecture, as well as articles by others prepared to articulate strongly feminist ideals, highlights a spirit of change in Australia.
IIC Partners, 11 October 2012
IIC Partners has some competition. Cherie Blair, noted Queen's Counsel and former first lady of the United Kingdom, is recruiting. If you're a c-level executive, a board director - or aspiring to either - Mrs Blair may have a role for you.
Cherie Blair, Huffington Post, 15 October 2012
Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Business Fights Poverty, 12 October 2012
By Julian Stodd, Mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.
CNN, 11 October 2012
"Don't be discouraged if there aren't enough role models paving the way for you. Imagine the future as you want it to be and you will succeed." Cherie Blair
11 October 2012
Innocents at Risk hope to defeat the fastest growing criminal industry in the world by raising greater awareness for the 300,000 children each year that become victims of the sex trade.
9 October 2012
As an avid reader who went to the first Orange Prize for Fiction, Cherie is delighted to belong to a group of fantastic women who are supporting this prize.
Huffington Post, 27 September 2012
Cherie Blair, Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
University of San Diego, 20 September 2012
Speaking on the importance of human rights and equality, she noted Martin Luther King Jr.’s words: “inequality anywhere is a threat to equality everywhere.”
University of San Diego, Institute for Peace & Justice, September 2012
The IPJ is pleased to announce the 2012 Women PeaceMakers:
Women in the World Foundation, 7 September 2012
Under the leadership of Henriette Kolb, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women in partnership with Nokia announce the launch of Businesswomen, a text messaging service catered to women entrepreneurs in Nigeria.
The Drum, 5 September 2012
Cherie Booth was also vocal on the matter claiming that the “glass ceiling” is still firmly in place for women in the UK.
Management Today, 6 September 2012
Speaking at the Women on Boards debate in London last night, Cherie Blair stated that despite some progress in narrowing the gender gap on FTSE 250 boards, much more needed to be done. "If anyone in this room thinks everything is alright for women in the UK," she said, "I'm afraid they are sadly misguided."
5 September 2012
"Often we are more apologetic for our talents, however great they may be"
Nokia, 23 August 2012
Business Women was unveiled today in Nigeria at an event that included the participation of Cherie Blair, top female entrepreneurs, women’s associations and local students.
Fashionnotes.com, 24 July 2012
Blair’s foundation provides women entrepreneurs in Africa, South Asia, and the Middle East with training in business and mobile technology.
The New York Times, 21 July 2012
There’s much to savor in the quadrennial spectacle of the Olympics, which will begin in London next weekend, but perhaps nothing more exhilarating than the way it showcases and celebrates the athleticism of women almost as much as it does the athleticism of men.
Hornsey, Crouch End and Muswell Hill Journal, 16 July 2012
Pupils at Rokesly Junior School look set to tuck into a spongy delight during a visit from Cherie Blair.
Forbes, 6 July 2012
When there is a focus on women entrepreneurship, it drives shared economic growth.
The Times, 5 July 2012
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Summer Newsletter, Summer 2012
This quarter, we are starting on a sad note following the loss of a dear friend, colleague and board member. This newsletter is dedicated to Pat O'Driscoll.
The Daily Telegraph, 28 June 2012
Former British first lady Cherie Blair has been widely described as "brave" in recent days. And not in a good way.
Fortune, 21 June 2012
Sandberg and Blair aren't slamming stay-at-home mothers - they're looking for viable options for those mothers who want to pursue their careers.
The Independent, 20 June 2012
“What is important is that women have a choice. We need to devise business strategies and societies that allow women to make choices that aren’t all-or-nothing choices."
The Independent, 25 June 2012
The 20th-century model designed for men with wives at home isn't suited to the 21st century
The Independent, 24 June 2012
A Slice Of Britain: Celebrities were meant to be up front, but it's a six-year-old Toggenburg called Dotty who leads the way
The Telegraph, 24 June 2012
Cherie Blair has taken advantage of a medieval rule giving her the right to herd livestock across London Bridge.
BBC News, 23 June 2012
Cherie Blair has marked International Widows' Day by driving a herd of goats across London Bridge.
Charity Job, 6 June 2012
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women invests in women entrepreneurs so they can build and expand their businesses, and in doing so, benefit not only themselves but also their families and communities.
James D. Wolfensohn, The New York Times, 15 June 2012
Start by giving every woman a cellphone.
The Times of India, 16 June 2012
In what promises to be a trafficstopping act, Cherie Blair, wife of the former British PM Tony Blair, will herd goats across the London Bridge next Saturday. In an interview with TOI-Crest, she says she wants to draw attention to the plight of widows across the world, and especially in India.
allafrica.com, 14 June 2012
Africa is one of the fastest growing regions on the globe, home to six of the world's 10 fastest growing economies.
BBC News, 14 June 2012
Homeless women and victims of domestic violence can find support at two new centres in Middlesbrough.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 13 June 2012
After Canada, Germany, Britain, Australia and France rounded out the top five in the perceptions poll.
World Jewish Congress, 11 June 2012
A spirited discussion ensued, with many of the Israeli and European participants (including Celia Gould, the ambassador's wife) sharing their own experiences.
The Telegraph, 5 June 2012
It's not that women are too nice to ask their boss for more money; it's that most women have other (and I would argue better) priorities.
The Telegraph, 5 June 2012
Women are paid less than men because they are “too nice” to ask for a rise, Cherie Blair has said.
Evening Standard, 16 May 2012
This is an excellent example: it allows Afghan women, often marginalised in their own country, to connect with the world.
Leiden, The Netherlands and Chittagong, Bangladesh May 3rd 2012
The Ikea Foundation’s support will be critical in continuing the AUW's commitment to support the education of the most talented women in the region irrespective of their economic backgrounds.
Cherie Blair, The Guardian, 13 April 2012
We need to recognise the power of women as drivers of business, so helping countries to move away from poverty alleviation towards economic development.
Chittagong, Bangladesh, 3 April 2012
AUW provides a world-class education to promising young women from diverse cultural, religious, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds from across South and Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Cherie Blair, The Huffington Post, 8 March 2012
Let's, in fact, celebrate the role men are now playing in helping women's rise to the top.
The Guardian, 31 January 2012
Charities say funding cuts mean it is increasingly difficult to find beds for vulnerable women
Tomorrow's Youth Organisation, 2 February 2012
We wish them all the best of luck in this next phase!
Patrick Stewart, The Guardian, 5 February 2012
Women who live in fear are being abandoned by the government, whose cuts are devastating charities like Refuge
Oecd Observer, 30 January 2012
Discrimination against women hurts everyone. As, Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Cherie Blair explains, women entrepreneurs are an economic resource that economies, rich and poor alike, can ill afford to overlook.
The Guardian, 27 January 2012
Despite a quota system to boost female participitation, the gender imbalance is still heavily skewed towards men
PRWeb, 25 January 2012
Mission Essential Personnel, LLC (MEP) coordinated with the National Council on US-Arab Relations (NCUSAR) to host “Afternoon Tea and a Conversation with Mrs. Cherie Blair” yesterday at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The event was attended by representatives from government, academia, non-profit groups, industry, and several foreign nations, including the ambassadors from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Libya, and Tunisia.
U.S. Department of State, Ben Franklin Room, 24 January 2012
Cherie Blair, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
U.S. Department of State, Ben Franklin Room, 24 January 2012
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State
The Guardian, 25 January 2012
A year after organisers introduced a quota, more than 80% of those gathered at a meeting for the global power elite are men. Will it ever change?
The Guardian, 24 January 2012
As the annual gathering opens Cherie Blair joins others in mapping out the tough challenges ahead for global wellbeing