Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

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:

  1. Help an entrepreneur grow their business
  2. Contribute to the growth of Jamaica (my mother’s birthplace)
  3. Encourage more women to become entrepreneurs
  4. 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.

http://www.cherieblairfoundation.org/