A few of the programs that IIE manages in this area are highlighted below.
The Higher Education Readiness Program
Women in Technology
Launched in 2005, WIT for the Middle East and North Africa has reached nearly 10,000 women and has built the capacity of over 60 partner organizations including those serving victims of domestic violence, the disabled and other marginalized women. With funding from the U.S. Department of State and Microsoft, and in collaboration with local partners in nine countries, IIE has helped women’s organizations provide business planning, professional development, information technology and entrepreneurship training to women in their communities, while generating revenue for the organizations to sustain their programming and operations.
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Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative
The goal of the Initiative is to foster greater shared economic growth by providing over 10,000 underserved women around the world with business and management education. In 2010, IIE partnered with Goldman Sachs to plan and execute the 10,000 Women Leadership Academy, which convened academic and nonprofit partners, business leaders and dignitaries for a three-day networking conference to share best practices. The 2010 conference was held in June in Washington, D.C.
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Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health
Through the Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health program, funded by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, IIE has supported leaders working to improve reproductive health services in Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and the Philippines. In 2009, the program focused on building leadership training capacity in each country. In Pakistan, IIE developed master trainers who trained hundreds of individuals to increase women’s access to reproductive health.
Learn more about the Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health program
Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® Global Initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness
Sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the Global Initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness equips diverse networks of individuals and organizations with the skills, knowledge and support to improve breast cancer outcomes in their communities. The Program strengthens breast cancer outreach and advocacy through training, collaboration and seed grants to launch ideas into actions. As of 2010, more than 850 advocates from 10 countries across Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa have graduated from Course for the Cure.
Learn more about the Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® Global Initiative for Breast Cancer Awareness program