Jerusalem Women Entrepreneurs

Jerusalem Women Entrepreneurs supported women in Jerusalem in 2012.

In Jerusalem the employment market is characterised by low rates of female participation in the labour force, particularly amongst Arab and Orthodox communities. Women entrepreneurs are particularly underserved in this area, with limited access to tailored business training and financial services.

In 2012, in partnership with the Cheryl Saban Self-Worth FoundationEconomic Empowerment for Women (EEW) and Koret Israel Economic Development Funds (KIEDF), the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women launched an ambitious initiative across the Jerusalem region to address these challenges and support Jewish and Arab women to expand their enterprises.

This project has supported over 300 Jewish and Arab women, providing them with vital business incubation support and access to capital, combined with business and technical services and the development of a network for female entrepreneurs. The expertise of our partner organisations, EEW and KIEDF, has been key to helping women entrepreneurs develop and expand their income-generating activity.

This is a pioneering project that provides business incubation, access to capital and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in Jerusalem.

Annabel Azim, Enterprise Development Programme Director, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

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Jerusalem Women Entrepreneurs was supported by our partner the Cheryl Saban Self-Worth Foundation and delivered with our partners Economic Empowerment of Women (EEW) and the Koret Israel Economic Development Funds (KIEDF).