cherie blair foundation for women

New W-GDP Partnership With the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and Qualcomm® Uses Mobile and Online Learning to Bring Entrepreneurship Skills to Over 15,000 Women in Vietnam & Indonesia


The contract has been awarded through USAID’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative and represents a public-private partnership as it brings together additional funding from Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™, the company’s strategic corporate responsibility program.  The Women Entrepreneurs Amplifying Ventures and Economics (WEAVE) program will leverage Qualcomm-enabled digital technology to support and empower 15,000 women entrepreneurs running small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Vietnam and Indonesia.

DevelopHer: Empowering Women in Asia

A mobile learning application paired with online mentoring helps women entrepreneurs become successful business owners

Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. Mobile technology, powered by Qualcomm inventions, has helped shape a better future by bringing the Internet to the unconnected, education to the unschooled, financial services to the unbanked, and jobs to the unemployed.

Meet One of Our Cherie Blair Foundation Programme Partners: Qualcomm

By Partnerships Team CBFW

We would like to introduce you to one of our programme partners, Qualcomm.  Their Wireless Reach™ programme broadens their impact by bringing advanced wireless technologies to underserved communities around the world, enriching people’s lives while creating new markets for their business. Wireless Reach™ invests in programmes that leverage Qualcomm’s leading-edge technologies to improve lives, transform communities, and protect the planet. Currently, there are 119 Wireless Reach™ programmes that have reached more than 17 million people in 47 countries.

Translating a Shared Passion into a Successful Business

Sandra Ramses, owner of YallaYoga, shares how her mentoring relationship through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women with Jennifer Hurd, Bank of America Business Support Manager, was critical to the success of her business

Sandra, a woman entrepreneur who started her business, YallaYoga, in Egypt at the young age of 25, soon realized that she needed not only strategic counsel but also a sympathetic listener who understood the difficulties of founding and running a business. Through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Program, Sandra was paired with Jennifer Hurd, Business Support Manager at Bank of America.

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