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Inspiring stories of Afghanistan and Rwanda business women participating in the IEEW PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® PROGRAM. It chronicles their struggles and challenges of living in a developing country and owning a business as a woman. www.TrailBlazersImpact.com

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Inspiring stories of Afghanistan and Rwanda business women participating in the IEEW PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® PROGRAM. It chronicles their struggles and challenges of living in a developing country and owning a business as a woman. www.TrailBlazersImpact.com

    Mohsina Saqeb: Creativity in Clothing Manufacturing

    Mohsina Saqeb: Creativity in Clothing Manufacturing

    Ms. Mohseni Saqeb is the Founder and President of Jama Saqeb Design and Production Company in Afghanistan. She is a skilled business woman with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Jama's products in the clothing design sector combine new, classic and local designs such as formal, local and traditional clothing, handbags, pillow covers and mobile phones with new, classic and local designs. The company now provides services in different provinces and countries in America, Australia, Europe and Asi

    • 12 min
    Florence Isaro: Reading in Rwanda

    Florence Isaro: Reading in Rwanda

    Florence Isaro is a passionate linguist who works as a translator with two bachelor’s degrees. As an adult in Rwanda, she has seen firsthand how challenging it is for parents to get their children to and from the public library. Her very inspiring objective for her business, Books and Brains is to create an enterprise that will not only help kids discover the power of books but will also make those books more accessible to those children who don’t have the luxury of a public library in their neighborhoo

    • 13 min
    Barbara Umumoza: We Are Feeding the People

    Barbara Umumoza: We Are Feeding the People

    Barbara Umuhoza is a pastor and the owner of Eclat Communications. She’s particularly dedicated to helping her country become a regional conference hub for east Africa. Her company has a wide spread of services, such as translation, content production, and social media usage. She talks about how COVID has changed the pastoral mission. She also has a new television station channel! LISTEN to her full episode 16 on Peace Through Business podcast.

    • 16 min
    Sylvia Scott: Building the Girls CEO Connection

    Sylvia Scott: Building the Girls CEO Connection

    New work led her to coordinating a mother-daughter entrepreneurship summit, and it was the springboard for a desire to help teen girls find a path to entrepreneurship. Her organization, the Girls CEO Connection, offers coaching, mentoring, and regular conferences that connect girls with business leaders and training in how to own their success. Her help hasn’t stopped there, as she also has been connected with women in Afghanistan through the Peace Through Business program.

    • 32 min
    Cathy Cruzan: Unexpected Joy of Mentorship

    Cathy Cruzan: Unexpected Joy of Mentorship

    As president of Funds for Learning, Cathy Cruzan leads her the consultancy in assisting schools and libraries navigate the E-rate program, a critical source of discounts on Internet services. She has a broad portfolio at the company, overseeing their various business efforts. With this experience, she was an ideal mentor for the Peace Through Business program, where she was embraced the role of guiding rising business leaders from Rwanda in how to find success and grow their business.

    • 27 min
    Alyssa Weathers-Murphy: The Siren Call of Independence

    Alyssa Weathers-Murphy: The Siren Call of Independence

    Alyssa Weathers-Murphy knows the dread of an unfulfilling corporate job. One day, it was finally time to put her considerable skills and passion to use on her own business, striking out to launch her own marketing agency. Nearly a year later, Siren Media is growing fast with an all-female team of close-knit creatives who help small businesses tell their stories and build success.

    • 29 min

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