Corporate and Institutional Partnerships
When we work together, we’re an unstoppable force for women’s economic empowerment.
The extraordinary support of our private sector partners, trusts, institutions, and foundations enables us to deliver projects that touch the lives of thousands of women entrepreneurs across the world.
Partnership working is crucial to the success of our programmes.
We take pride in working closely with organisations to design bespoke projects that harness their expertise, fulfil their objectives, and realise their passion for women’s empowerment.
When you decide to partner with us, you take the first step to being an instrumental part of the campaign for women’s economic empowerment and gender equality.
Become a partner
Only by working together can we make a difference to women entrepreneurs in low and middle-income countries.
If you share our vision for a world where women have equal opportunity to thrive, we invite you to consider becoming a partner. Send us a message to find out more.
The power of partnerships
A glimpse at what we can achieve by working together…
In 2021, we launched our business skills app HerVenture in South Africa for the first time, bringing crucial entrepreneurial skills to at least 1,600 of South Africa’s most promising women entrepreneurs.
This exciting new roll-out, which supports women across South Africa, is made possible thanks to the support of our partner DHL Express.
South Africa is the fifth country in which HerVenture has been launched, following the app’s roll-out in Kenya in summer 2020, which was also supported by DHL Express. So far, HerVenture in Kenya has supported more than 4,000 women entrepreneurs.
“What a great app where I can learn with no disruptions, easy to navigate & knowledge in my pocket. Learning at my fingertips made simple – powerful app.”
– A HerVenture user in South Africa
In 2020, 97% of women entrepreneurs surveyed in low- and middle-income countries told us that either their businesses had already been negatively impacted, or they believed they soon would be, as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Thankfully, PayPal recognised this staggering impact, and broadened the scope of its partnership with us on our online, cross-border Mentoring Women in Business programme. The company more than doubled its investment in the programme, contributing over 90 business experts from its workforce as mentors.
“At a time of real economic uncertainty we are delighted to be enhancing our partnership with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.”
– Julie Vennewitz-Pierce, Head of Philanthropic Programmes at PayPal
Qualcomm Wireless Reach has been collaborating with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women since 2012.
In 2020, we found that:
- 76% of HerVenture users experienced an increased in their number of clients
- 72% saw an increase in their business revenue
“At Qualcomm, we believe that companies play a central role in ensuring women have access to business opportunities and helping achieve gender equality.”
– Angela Baker, Director of Corporate Responsibility at Qualcomm
HerVenture Launches in South Africa!
Today we launch our business skills app HerVenture in South Africa for the first time, bringing crucial entrepreneurial skills to at least 1,600 of South Africa’s most promising women entrepreneurs.
Leading the Response: Partnering with PayPal to Support Women Entrepreneurs Through COVID-19
Paypal announces its decision to more than double its investment in our Mentoring Women in Business programme, boosting support for women entrepreneurs through the COVID-19 pandemic.
HerVenture: Unlocking business skills for women entrepreneurs in Vietnam
Two years in to delivering HerVenture in Vietnam, we reflect on key findings from the programme and consider the app’s future developments.
Could your organisation be the next corporate partner of our Mentoring Women in Business programme?
A company is only as good as its people. Our global, online, cross-border Mentoring Women in Business programme brings enormous, lasting benefits to mentees and mentors alike – and their companies.