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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 Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

“Jovita is just one of many women who have seen remarkable results, including increased profits and confidence, and greater access to business loans and networks. Jovita has achieved this success with the support of our Women’s Small and Micro Enterprise Development project, which we run in partnership with the ExxonMobil Foundation and the Tanzania Gatsby Trust.”


2. Let’s Make 2015 the Year for Women Entrepreneurs
by Sevi Simavi, CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

“2015 will be an exciting year for all those working on the issue of women’s economic empowerment. As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals fast approaches, the world is engaged in debate over what form the next set of development goals should take. Financial inclusion is emerging as a strong theme – and, indeed, this will be a key priority for the work of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women over the next five years.”


3. Broadening Entrepreneurial Horizons Through Cross-cultural Exchange
by Jana Zraik, a participant in our Fostering Young Israeli Women Entrepreneurs project (pictured above right)

“It has become my conviction that I have the power to change my surroundings and my community at large. I plan to apply what I have learned through this special programme. I am committed to advancing my professional career as much as possible because I truly believe that one’s success can and will benefit others through a trickle-down effect. If I am empowered, I can empower others.”


4. How Mentoring A Woman Changed My Perception Of Men
by Anna Pawlowicz, mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (pictured above, Anna’s mentee Catherine)

“Let’s not forget that while women are ‘leaning in’ to become their absolute best, we need men to support us just as much as they need our support. After all, men also benefit from women’s advancement and are a key part of the development puzzle. Regardless of whether we live in Kenya, the UK, or anywhere else in the world, gender inequality affects all of us.”


5. Tapping Into Women’s Economic Empowerment Efforts In The UAE
by Lowri Gilbert, Interim Enterprise Development Programme Director

“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 will empower women entrepreneurs in the UAE.”

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  • Noushin Kananian

    All the best Cherie Blair!

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