The participants have overcome great adversity and political turmoil. They’ve persevered to make their businesses successful and worked to inspire other women in their community. For example, Humira Saqib opened a women’s news agency in Afghanistan and is now working to become a world news leader. And Octa Muhirwa supports her family with a dairy farm in Rwanda that currently employs six other people.
On behalf of my colleagues, and Women of AT&T, I’d personally like to congratulate all of the graduates. I know they will take what they learned over the past two weeks and use it to strengthen both their businesses and their communities. And more personally, I want to thank them for inspiring me to bolster my commitment to helping women achieve their dreams everywhere.
If you’re interested in getting involved you can sign up to become a mentor for future PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® students, or support the program with a personal donation. Find out more by visiting the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, at www.IEEW.org.