Cherie Blair Foundation calls for mentors for developing market entrepreneurs

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The Cherie Blair Foundation has called for mentors for its mentoring programme, inviting outstanding men and women to apply to work one-on-one with female entrepreneurs in developing markets.

The vision of the Cherie Blair Foundation is a world where women have equal opportunities and the capability, confidence and capital necessary to establish and grow businesses.

With this goal in mind, the foundations runs a mentoring programme, and twice each year invites applications from individuals wishing to work with a woman entrepreneur for one year, helping the entrepreneur achieve her goals and build her confidence and skills.

“You can enhance your own skills, profile and networks while making a difference to a woman entrepreneur in the Philippines, Egypt, Rwanda, China, Zimbabwe, Pakistan or a host of other countries,” the Cherie Blair Foundation said.

“You could find yourself working with a beekeeper in Uganda, a seed business owner in Kenya, a paper producer in Honduras, an app developer in Rwanda, a legal justice provider in Jamaica, a cake decorator in Malaysia or many more ambitious women.”

Mentors are required to be a professional or entrepreneur with at least seven years of relevant experience, able to commit for one year and able to meet online with a mentee for at least two hours a month.

“You’ll be part of a vibrant, online community of 3,000 mentees and mentors around the world. Mentors receive training and have access to events, a resource centre and a learning and networking forum,” the Cherie Blair Foundation said.

Interested parties can apply here by October 12.

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