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Will Women Crowdfunding Sites Help Shape History?

When families in the typical American home were polled by the Pew Research Center on who makes the decisions in a number of household areas – including family finances – women came out ahead: 43 percent said women made more decisions, 26 percent said men made more decisions, and 31 percent said decision making was […]

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Shop With a Purpose This Holiday Season.

If you follow my blogs, you know I love shopping online.  I’m also strongly committed to giving back.  One of my primary charitable causes is the Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women.  Our hallmark program is called Peace Through Business.  We educate women in Afghanistan and Rwanda on starting and building businesses.  It’s amazing […]

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Afghan and Rwandan Women Learn Entrepreneurial Skills from U.S. Mentors

In the aftermath of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Emelienne found herself alone. Despite the hardships she faced for survival, she persevered, keeping her eyes on the road ahead. With hope for the future, Emelienne, along with other women in her community, developed a cooperative based on the one skill they all had: sewing. Today, […]

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Celebrating Success Around the Globe: International Women’s Day.

Being your own boss, controlling your own destiny, for many in our country is the American Dream. Starting and building a small business, however, is difficult. That’s why the failure rates are high. Entrepreneurs, particularly women business owners, face myriad challenges from finding the start-up capital they need to obtaining access to markets and technical […]

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