Advancing Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs
Program Dates: April 2015- Present
Following the success of the two-year regional Fostering Women Entrepreneurs in the Middle East (FWEME)
project in Palestine and Lebanon, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO) will continue to support women in northern Palestine with the launch of Advancing Palestinian Women Entrepreneurs in April 2015.The objective of the project is to empower women entrepreneurs and provide them with the tools and skills needed to grow profitable and sustainable businesses that are scalable and facilitate job creation.
The four key objectives of the project are:
- Increase enterprise development skills of 45 women entrepreneurs
- Potential for business growth for 25 women increased through coaching and market linkages
- Scale up businesses of 15 women through incubation and/or investment
- Elevate women’s position in the Palestinian economy through public policy dialogue that highlights women’s leadership roles and potential in business.