Many women in developing and emerging markets have the ideas and ambition to become successful entrepreneurs but are held back by barriers such as lack of access to business skills, technology, networks and finance.
In response, the Foundation has developed an innovative solution that combines mentoring with technology to offer cross-border support to women entrepreneurs.
Mentee selection criteria
Nominees must be:
Ø Able to access the internet at least twice each week and keep in regular contact with their mentors over email
Ø Able to hold online meetings using Skype/Google Hangouts at least twice/month for one year
Ø Running their own enterprise or about to launch one in the next three months
Ø Able to speak English at the intermediate level and engage in a mentoring relationship in English on their own (without a translator)
Ø From and living in a developing or emerging economy
Ø Able to commit for a full year, starting in May
Ø Nominated by a member of your team who is confident they are committed to this opportunity and able to make the most out of their mentoring relationship
Dates and timeline
Ø Applications open on 22 February and close on 28 March. All nominees must apply online by 28 March.
Ø After completing the online application, successful nominees will be invited to go through our online training, which helps to prepare them for their mentoring relationships. The training deadline is 19 April.
Ø Nominees who successfully apply and complete the online training will begin their year-long mentoring relationships during the week of 23 May.
For details – http://www.cherieblairfoundation.org/programmes/mentoring/