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The Cherie Blair Foundation For Women
The Cherie Blair Foundation For Women
100000 Women

100000 Women

Why we need your help


Our vision is not just a fairer world but a more prosperous one: research shows that if women had the same entrepreneurial opportunities as men, they would have more power, independence and security, families and communities would be uplifted, and global GDP could rise by $5 trillion. The facts are clear: investing in gender parity in enterprise is not only vital to realising full equality, but makes sound economic sense too. That’s why we’re on a mission to make this a reality, and we want you to join us.
Our method is a powerful global collaboration. We work with partners around the world to solve the issue of economic gender inequality by investing in women’s empowerment in low- and middle-income countries through strategic training, mentoring and advocacy programmes, technology, and meticulous reasearch.
We’re very good at it, too: over the last decade, we’ve very successfully supported almost 150,000 women to fulfil their potential as entrepreneurs, and our ambition is growing. We’re launching our 100,000 Women campaign to raise £10 million over the next three years in order to empower over 100,000 more women, strengthen the global entrepreneurship ecosystem, and increase the scale, sustainability and impact of our own organisation, setting our vital work up for success for years to come. However, we can only make this a reality through the generous support and donations of people like you.
Funds raised will build on our already hugely successful work, upscaling our well-developed, effective, tried-and-tested model with expertise. As our annual reports show, your contribution will be used judiciously and strategically, with every donation making a considerable, direct impact. Here’s how your gift will make a difference:
· £500,000 helps us to launch our flagship Road to Women’s Business Growth programme in a new country such as Kenya
· £300,000 helps us launch our mobile app HerVenture into a new country such as Bangladesh
· £150,000 helps us expand our mentoring programme into a new language such as Spanish
· £100,000 helps us research and test a programme of work to help young women and adolescent girls discover the power of entrepreneurship
· £75,000 helps fund a new framework to measure our impact, so we can keep improving our own work and share what we learn across our sector
· £50,000 helps us to invest in research to show the power of women’s entrepreneurship and to inform how we overcome the barriers that exist
· £30,000 helps us develop an advocacy and influencing strategy so we can become a more powerful voice on the rights of women entrepreneurs
· £15,000 helps us to offer additional leadership development and training resources to our mentees
Share our ambitious vision for a better, more equal, more prosperous world by supporting our 100,000 Women campaign today to change the lives of 100,000 more women and support human rights and global prosperity. Together, we can achieve a future where women are economically equal to men and the whole world is uplifted as a result.

When women are empowered, the world is uplifted. We work to realise women’s full economic potential around the globe so that they can redefine the future, for everyone, and we want you to join us in making that happen.


All over the world women earn less than men, are less likely to have access to assets, property and financial services, are more likely to perform unpaid work, and are more likely to own micro, vulnerable and informal businesses. This not only restricts economic opportunities and livelihoods for families, it means half the world’s population being denied basic human rights. It doesn’t have to be this way.


Our vision is not just a fairer world but a more prosperous one: research shows that if women had the same entrepreneurial opportunities as men, they would have more power, independence and security, families and communities would be uplifted, and global GDP could rise by $5 trillion. The facts are clear: investing in gender parity in enterprise is not only vital to realising full equality, but makes sound economic sense too. That’s why we’re on a mission to make this a reality, and we want you to join us.

Over the last decade, we’ve very successfully supported over160,000 women to fulfil their potential as entrepreneurs, and our ambition is growing. We’re launching our 100,000 Women campaign to raise £10 million over the next three years in order to empower over 100,000 more women, strengthen the global entrepreneurship ecosystem, and increase the scale, sustainability and impact of our own organisation, setting our vital work up for success for years to come. However, we can only make this a reality through the generous support and donations of people like you.


Funds raised will build on our already successful work, upscaling our well-developed, effective, tried-and-tested model with expertise. Your contribution will be used judiciously and strategically, with every donation making a considerable, direct impact. 


Share our ambitious vision for a better, more equal, more prosperous world by contributing to our 100,000 Women campaign today, to change the lives of 100,000 more women and support human rights and global prosperity. Together, we can achieve a future where women are economically equal to men and the whole world is uplifted as a result. 

How will we use the funds raised?

- Investing in technology to scale our programmes to reach more women

- Building the capacity of our tried-and-tested programmes including our face to face entrepreneurship programmes, ‘HerVenture’ micro-learning app and global online mentoring programme

- Strengthening the entrepreneurship ecosystem by breaking down institutional barriers through a strategic programme of research and advocacy so it’s  easier for women and girls to start and grow businesses

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