Through its combined approach of programmatic delivery and advocacy, the Foundation supports women to start and grow successful micro, small and medium businesses, with training, technology, mentoring and networking at the heart of its work. This opens doors to finance, markets, contacts and more, and enables women to create better futures for themselves and their families, enable their communities to prosper, contribute to strong economies, and move the world in a whole new direction.
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women helps release the potential of women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries, and close the global gender gap in entrepreneurship.
Since the Foundation’s inception in 2008, it has directly supported over 175,000 women across more than 100 countries.
About the Mentoring Women in Business Programme
The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s flagship Mentoring Women in Business programme was born from the belief in the power of mentoring, a realisation of the role technology can play in building connections, and a view that community is a powerful force for change. By forging these elements together, we created a new way to support women entrepreneurs around the world to grow and strengthen their businesses and build their skills, confidence and knowledge.
Working with partners all around the world, we match experienced businesspeople in any country with woman entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries for a cross-border, entirely online mentoring relationship that takes place via our bespoke platform. This develops a woman’s professional skills and confidence, helps her achieve her business goals, builds her wealth, independence and security, and empowers her to create a better future for herself and her family. It also helps level the playing field for women entrepreneurs, who are at a disadvantage in business, creating major impact for communities and economies and driving towards positive, sustainable global development.