I am excited to announce that I will be serving as a mentor to a female entrepreneur based in Jamaica for the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. The mission of the Cherie Blair Foundation is:
“Our vision is a world where women have equal opportunities and the capability, confidence and capital necessary to establish and grow businesses, resulting in a brighter future for the women themselves and their communities as a whole.”
As the father to a daughter, who I hope one day becomes an entrepreneur, Cherie Blair’s program immediately resonated with me.
I applied to join the program through Bank of America, and once I was accepted there were several requirements. Including an intense training session about international cultural norms as it relates to women.
Being a mentor in this program is extremely exciting because I get to:
- Help an entrepreneur grow their business
- Contribute to the growth of Jamaica (my mother’s birthplace)
- Encourage more women to become entrepreneurs
- Assist in reducing the achievement gap by women in third world countries
There will be more posts about the program, as I get more involved. In the meantime, I invite you to check out the link and see if you want to participate in the future.