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February 10, 2014

IIE's Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives Announces Winners of the WES Business Award in Tunisia

The Institute of International Education (IIE) announced today the 24 Tunisian women entrepreneurs who will receive the first ever WES Business Award.  The winners are aspiring and emerging women entrepreneurs who have benefited from training at eight Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES) Entrepreneurship Centers across Tunisia. The winners will receive small grants, with a combined total of $20,000 USD, to help them launch or expand businesses.

November 13, 2012

Institute of International Education Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives Launches New Program for Women Entrepreneurs in Tunisia

The Institute of International Education (IIE) Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives is partnering with eight women-led organizations in Tunisia to deliver leadership, social media, e-commerce and entrepreneurship training to emerging and established women entrepreneurs throughout the country. The new program, Women’s Enterprise for Sustainability (WES), is funded by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the U.S. Department of State.

Tunisian Women Seek Economic Empowerment

Tunisia Live - The dip that Tunisia’s economy took after the revolution has hit the average person hard. If you’re a woman, though, the odds are particularly stacked against you in the current labor market.

October 2, 2012

Ms. Chema Gargouri, WES Country Director, Discusses the Role of Civil Society in Tunisia's Democratic Transition

Middle East Constitutional Forum - In a podcast interview with The Middle East Constitutional Forum, Ms. Chema Gargouri discusses the changes in civil society after the fall of Ben Ali; the challenges and successes.

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