Social, cultural, and economic barriers exist that prevent women entrepreneurs in developing countries from joining the drive for clean decentralized energy initiatives.
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In the spirit of Women’s Week on Important Media, I had to write about one of the best ways to empower women all over the world- entrepreneurship. Are you a women entrepreneur looking for some tools, tips and advice? Or plain ideas on how to make a positive change to your community and the world.
The EILEEN FISHER Women’s Business Grant program seeks applicants from women-owned businesses that combine the key principles of social consciousness, sustainability, and innovation.
This year, Eileen Fisher Inc. will award up to 5 grants of $12,500 each. On-line applications will be posted on March 1st, 2012 on the Eileen Fisher, Inc. web site. The deadline is May 15th 2012 at 11:59 EST. To apply for this grant, your business must be: innovative, 100% women owned and produce products that foster environmental and economic health in the community.
Rashda is a voluntary climate campaigner in Pakistan. Belonging originally from the beautiful valley of Kashmir area, she believes that empowering females in sustainable livelihoods at local level and replicating good practices through trained female entrepreneurs at village level would contribute in the well being of poor families, helping them adapt to climate risks and […]
It’s an occupational hazard that I attend numerous entrepreneurial panel discussions, technology-related networking events and start-up pitch sessions each month. Somehow, although I shouldn’t be by now, I am always surprised about how few women take up the entrepreneurial challenge. I frequently wonder why. So far, I haven’t come to any satisfying conclusions. So, I […]