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Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
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Supporting women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets
Supporting women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets

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We are excited to share with you our 2014 Annual Report! We hope you enjoy reading about our work , which has reached over 118,000 women entrepreneurs in more than 80 countries across the world.

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Passionate about women's economic empowerment? Interested in working for an impactful and dynamic organisation? See our Current Vacancies and to join our team. 

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Did you know that 2.5 billion people across the world don't have a bank account? And the majority of these people are women. It's time we put financial inclusion at the top the development agenda.

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"In Indonesia, the number of women entrepreneurs has reached 60 percent of all our entrepreneurs — clearly women are on the right track to build their own economic independence and increase the family’s welfare."

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"A growing body of research into female entrepreneurs is raising more questions, as it points to a surprising phenomenon: When women are in charge, many opt to pay themselves lower salaries than do their male counterparts. And yet, the women entrepreneurs tend to be happier with their work."

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In the Middle East only 28% percent of adult women are economically active, however that number is quickly growing. 

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Sandra Ramses, owner of YallaYoga, shares how her mentoring relationship through our Mentoring Programme with Jennifer Hurd, Bank of America Business Support Manager, was critical to the success of her business. 

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The Foundation team continues to grow! We are now hiring for three new positions - see our Current vacancies for more information.

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"Improving the status of women is crucial to tackling many of the challenges we face today, and bringing in their own income for their family is a powerful way for a woman to help achieve that. There’s an economic reason too why we need more women entrepreneurs. We will inevitably fail to achieve employment targets unless many more women have economic opportunities."

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Read the inspiring story of our mentee Onty and her journey as an entrepreneur in Botswana.
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