PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® graduate and Facilitator Manizha Wafeq poses for a selfie with some of the 2017 in-country class members currently studying in Kabul.

February 23, 2017

2017 PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® student Clementine Uwase is another strong womanmaking a name for herself at her goods and supply store in Kigali, Rwanda.
STRONG WOMEN.  It was an honor to recently catch up with Real Leaders magazine and share my story as a lifelong advocate for women‘s empowerment. Seeing the title at publication, “The Strong Women‘s Club” made me smile. It’s true, my life’s work has been connecting and educating strong women, who in turn together will change the world.
But the real story here is not mine: it’s the strong women of PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® that really steal the show. Look at the faces atop this page: Manizha Wafeq, 2007 graduate and Afghan Facilitator, snapping a resilient selfie with the global womenentrepreneurs currently studying in PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® in Kabul. She and her fellow program sisters in Kigali are over 60 strong and will make ripples well beyond the program’s end.
These women are strong. They face obstacles that we as American womencan never fully comprehend. To enroll in a class to build a business in Afghanistan may be for some a revolutionary act in a country where women are increasingly feeling their rights diminish under The Taliban. Simply attending our classroom may be a risk, yet they persist. From Afghanistan to Canada, from Rwanda to America, PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® bridges women from all walks of life with one mission: to strengthen women globally. This has been my life’s work, and to see it blossom over the past decade has been a true joy.
Now more than ever, the world needs the strong women of PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®. Click here to follow and share our success stories on Facebook.
And please check out the Real Leaders article and let me know what you think.
  • OKC, honor March’s Women‘s History Month with IEEW and host Judy Love of Love’s Travel Stops on March 30 at a Women in Sports event. At 5:30, hear from women in the NBA and toast their success with us, then stay for some basketball and more fun at 7 PM. Learn more here.
  • Save the Date: come to the OKC Committee Mix & Meet on Wednesday March 1st at 5 pm at Bellini’s Underground. RSVP to join us.
Together, We Are Paving the Road to Peace
A month from now, the 2017 class of PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® wraps up their in-country business training in Kigali and Kabul.
Your gift directly supports the education and empowerment of the strongwomen of THE PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program. Buy a ticket to our Oklahoma City Women‘s History Month event hosted by Judy Love of Love’s Travel Stops. Share this email with a friend. Or donate today.
Thank you for all you do to empower women globally. Together, we truly are paving the road to peace, one woman at a time.
Best wishes,
Dr. Terry Neese