Posts tagged ‘entrepreneurship’

“Pakistan: Swat women use embroidery skills to support families” @safeworld4women #hwhtw #Pakistan #women

An inspiring story of women entrepreneurs in Pakistan who supported their families after devastating conflict in the Swat Valley.

 

Pakistan: Swat women use embroidery skills to support families

Source: Dawn.com | Sadia Qasim Shah

Like many other Swati women, the prolonged conflict in the region left Farida with nothing but embroidery skills to earn livelihood.

Thanks to her expertise in this traditional craft, the 40-year-old currently works with Lasoona, a nongovernmental organisation developing handicraft skills of local women and marketing their work, including Swati embroidered shawls.

As handicrafts made by skilled women were put on display here at Women Business Development Centre, a number of such women from Swat also poured their hearts out about the crisis they faced even after the conflict was over.

Ms Farida said she got education up to intermediate but after 22 years of her life as a housewife, she was forced to step out and work with an NGO for food and education of her two children…

Read the full article: http://www.asafeworldforwomen.org/economics-poverty/ec-central-and-southasia/2430-swat-women-use-embroidery-skills.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LatestFromSafeWorld+%28Latest+from+Safe+World%29

May 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

Global Marketplace at the NMWA, May 12-13 @WomenInTheArts #hwhtw #dc @dcculture #passportdc

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by supporting women artisans from all over the world at the National Museum of Women in the Arts?

“The Global Marketplace features jewelry, ceramics, personal accessories, and home decor created by women artisan groups living in emerging economies throughout the world. Exhibitors representing the craftswomen will also discuss the arts as a powerful vehicle of economic development.

“Celebrating its 25th anniversary, NMWA hosts its third annual Global Marketplace in conjunction with Passport DC.

“The Global Marketplace is part of NMWA’s Empowering Women through Art initiative, and proceeds from the two-day event go directly to the women artisans. Countries represented include: Cambodia, Ethiopia, Laos, Mexico, Peru, Swaziland, Turkey, Vietnam among others.”

For hours, directions, and more info: http://www.nmwa.org/events/global-marketplace

April 29, 2012 at 12:40 pm Leave a comment

“The Third Billion” #hwhtw

The Third Billion

As growing numbers of women enter the economic mainstream, they will have a profound effect on global business.

by DeAnne Aguirre and Karim Sabbagh

A huge and fast-growing group of people are poised to take their place in the economic mainstream over the next decade, as producers, consumers, employees, and entrepreneurs. This group’s impact on the global economy will be at least as significant as that of China and India’s billion-plus populations. But its members have not yet attracted the level of attention they deserve.

If China and India each represent 1 billion emerging participants in the global marketplace, then this “third billion” is made up of women, in both developing and industrialized nations, whose economic lives have previously been stunted, underleveraged, or suppressed…

Read the full article: http://www.strategy-business.com/article/10211?gko=98895

December 5, 2011 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

Be the Change: Jewelry with a conscience @purewow #hwhtw

The eagle-eyed folks at PureWow tracked down this amazing jewelry collection for a cause:

“We’re fans of Senhoa, a nonprofit that provides employment opportunities for Cambodian victims of human trafficking via beautiful, affordable jewelry. We’re particularly impressed with its recent collaboration with supermodel Coco Rocha, who received a Senhoa piece as a wedding gift and was inspired to help the cause.

“Named after the young girls who craft it, Rocha’s seven-piece line combines multicolored Swarovski elements with a high-caliber fashion sense (biker chains and crystal spikes mixed with delicate shapes and glistening beads). ”

Read more and shop!: http://www.purewow.com/ecs/2073.htm?sid=336717

November 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Be the Change: Women-Friendly Holiday Shopping! #hwhtw

There are lots of ways to make sure your holiday purchases support women around the world!  Here are some great gift ideas:

nOir Jewelry for MODELINIA Somalia bracelet

https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/2011/09/16/be-the-change-noir-for-modelinia-somalia-bracelet-hwhtw/

DOSTI Hand-Stitched Fair Trade Soccer Balls

https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/2011/09/08/be-the-change-dosti-hand-stitched-soccer-balls-hwhtw/

Not Guilty Tees for Afghan Women

https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/2011/01/16/be-the-change-not-guilty-tees-for-afgan-women/

The Dressmaker of Khair Khana

Gayle Lemmon’s real-life tale of a daring woman entrepreneur in Afghanistan under the Taliban

https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/greg-mortenson-interviews-gayle-tzemach-lemmon-on-amazon/

And more ideas: https://hwhtw.wordpress.com/2010/11/21/women-friendly-holiday-shopping/

November 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

Vote for The Dressmaker of Khair Khanna! @gaylelemmon #hwhtw

The Dressmaker of Khair Khanna, an HWHTW favorite book, has been nominated for a “Goodreads Choice Award” for Best History & Biography.  Your vote can make the difference!

Vote here: http://www.goodreads.com/award/choice/2011#55899-Best-History-&-Biography

November 4, 2011 at 3:33 pm Leave a comment

Webinar: Success Stories in Women’s Economic Empowerment from Bangladesh @CIPEglobal #hwhtw

Calling all women entrepreneurs!  Tomorrow CIPE is hosting a webinar with Selima Ahmad, founder of the Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce (BWCCI).

“BWCCI provides services to more than 2,500 women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs, and has been a leader in advancing policy changes for a women-friendly business environment.

“Ms. Ahmad will share stories of how entrepreneurship is transforming the lives of women in Bangladesh. She will describe her experiences in helping women overcome the obstacles to equal participation in the marketplace, and share lessons on leadership in giving voice to women.”

For more details or to register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/579112454

September 29, 2011 at 1:40 pm Leave a comment

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