Empowering Women All Around the World – Economically | Socially | Politically

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Poupoune Makes her Mark in the African Film Industry

Story teller, visionary, and ultimate business woman are but a few phrases used to characterize Poupoune Sesonga, the ambitious leader aiming to bridge the gap between dreamers and doers in her native country of Rwanda. Poupoune has dedicated her career to all forms of mass media, specifically filmmaking, and accessing tools that allow Rwandan creators…

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IEEW Continues to Diversify Through Leadership

New additions to the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women’s Board of Directors and International Advisory Council offer more dynamic support for global women’s empowerment. IEEW is proud to welcome two new members to the Board of Directors, Dao Jensen of San Francisco, California, and Cathy Cruzan of Edmond, Oklahoma. Dao Jensen has been in…

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Igniting Inspiration for Women of All Ages

The women who come through our program are worth every single effort that we collectively put forth. Their personal stories of triumph over chaos and oppression ignite inspiration for women of all ages from around the world.

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Hakima Zolfaghari is Innovating Agriculture in Afghanistan

Hakima Zolfaghari has loved the earth and all its creatures, big and small, since she was a little girl. This fascination combined with her knack for finding solutions led her to buck the system as a young woman in Afghanistan seeking her Bachelor’s degree in Laboratory Science, a typically male-dominated field. Over the years, she…

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Mentorship Spotlight: Nadine Kaligirwa and Laura Holt

These two women quickly discovered the many commonalities they shared. Although they grew up in very different backgrounds, and Nadine had to work so hard to get where she is today, they both noticed their similarities and common likenesses.

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IEEW Spotlight into 2018

A new loan program, mini-courses in remotes provinces, and strengthened relationships define these past months. Fall of 2017 marked the beginning of a new training program in Afghanistan that IEEW has been working to launch for years. 54 women in Afghanistan’s more remote provinces (Mazar and Herat were pilot cities) were awarded certificates for completing…

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Rita Zirimwabagabo Paying it Forward

Rita Zirimwabagabo, a 2011 PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® graduate, was born with a servant’s heart. One of eight children, by age 10 Rita had learned the value of hard work when her father died and the siblings bound together to keep the family afloat. She now runs her own supplement business, serves on the board of…

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