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Celebrating 15 Years of IEEW Impact: Making a Difference

Funds For Learning has partnered with the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), who run a leadership development program for women entrepreneurs called PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®. The PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® (PTB) program places successful businesswomen in a mentorship role with entrepreneurs in Rwanda and Afghanistan, helping them develop business plans and improve technical and leadership skills.

On July 15, 2021, the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women celebrated PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® 15 years of impact educating women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda. PTB students, alumnae, and volunteers alike were acknowledged for their accomplishments at the event. The event was hosted by HoganTaylor based in Oklahoma City.

HoganTaylor LLP hosts PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®(PTB) 15th Anniversary Awards Presentation: Making a Difference

From left: Cathy Cruzan, President at Funds For Learning; Dr. Mamiko Reeves, Assistant Vice President and Dean of International Programs at Northwood University was the Emcee; Dr. Terry Neese, Founder IEEW; Dao Jensen, CEO at Kaizen Technology Partners, Top 50 fastest Growing Women-Owned and led companies in the U.S.; celebrated the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS (R) 15 YEARS OF IMPACT

Second from right: Woman of the year for dedicated service volunteer work, Margaret Ford

From left: Cathy Cruzan, President Funds For Learning; Deb Odom, Subway Franchise Owner; Dr. Jessie Keirl; Kyle Tully, General Counsel, Funds For Learning; and Lyndel Lackey, Tax Partner, HoganTaylor

The PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program provides direct support and vision for women entrepreneurs, ultimately boosting small businesses in Afghanistan and Rwanda. We at Funds For Learning are extremely humbled to play a small part in promoting economic stability and capitalism in these emerging economies.  

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