The Institute for
Economic Empowerment
of Women

What We Do

It is widely acknowledged that economically stable societies have a much greater capacity for peace. Small business has always been the backbone of economic stability; and the Institute believes that diversity is the key to the development and stability of business in emerging economies around the globe.



Under the umbrella of IEEW operates the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Program. Our program works to educate and empower women business owners.

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PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® students in Afghanistan and Rwanda come from diverse ethnicities within their countries and their businesses reflect that diversity by industry.

Dr. Sharifa Hesarnaee, OB/GYN with her mentor Susan Chambers, OB/GYN, in Oklahoma City during mentorship week 2018


One of the key parts of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Program is mentorship. Our students are paired with accomplished business owners who work with them in various capacities.

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