Cherie Blair and the Work of Her Foundation is Taking Full Advantage of Technology

Cherie Blair and the Work of Her Foundation is Taking Full Advantage of Technology

by Sangeeta Haindl
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Combining #mentoring with #technology, @CherieBlairFndn supports women entrepreneurs via @Justmeans #socent

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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:00am



The advent of the Internet has been a real game-changer, connecting people globally. The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is taking full advantage of the Web by pioneering a new way of supporting women entrepreneurs, working across physical and cultural distances, by combining mentoring with technology. This is the Foundation’s Mentoring Women in Business Programme, connecting women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies with inspirational mentors worldwide. Blair delivered a keynote address at a special event in Johannesburg, South Africa on June 30 to launch a report for this Programme.

The Foundation’s vision is a world where women have equal opportunities and the capability, confidence and capital necessary to establish and grow businesses. It is widely acknowledged that women who are financially independent have greater control over their own and their children’s lives. Economic security gives women an influential voice in tackling injustice and discrimination in their communities and wider society. Yet women entrepreneurs around the world still lack the business skills, technology, networks and access to financial services they need to be successful. 

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Sangeeta Haindl writes on women and children; social innovation; social enterprise and social entrepreneurs. She has a particular interest in India. She is the founder of Serendipity PR, in London, U.K., where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She is was until recently chairman of London's leading conscious well-being organisation, Alternatives, which hosts leading speakers such as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch and many other well-known names. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer; enjoying helping others, paying it forward and being a mum.