Supporting, training and connecting women and girls to education
Over the past decade, IIE has increasingly focused on global programs that use science and technology to support, train and connect women, equipping them with the skills needed to fully participate in their community and the global economy. Our new Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives provides opportunities for women worldwide to participate in cutting-edge training, professional development and exchange programs, and pursue higher education.
With a $1 million grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, IIE initiated the African Centers of Excellence for Women’s Leadership (ACE-Leaders) to help women throughout Sub-Saharan Africa build new skills and train in leadership development.
IIE's convened more than 100 leaders from grassroots organizations for conferences in Jordan and Morocco in March 2012 as part of the E-Mediat program. Led by Bay Area social media expert and co-author of The Networked Non-Profit, Beth Kanter, workshop participants focused on women's rights and empowerment, ending domestic abuse and sexual harassment and promoting women-led microenterprises.
IIE launched the Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) program in Tunisia. The new program is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the U.S. Department of State. With MEPI, IIE will collaborate with private sector partners to deliver leadership, social media, e-commerce and entrepreneurship training to 1,000 women entrepreneurs throughout the country.
Learn more about IIE's work with women and our Center for Women's Leadership Initiatives
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