I arrived in Tanzania this week, ready to begin another inspirational initiative with the Vital Voices team where we will assist budding entrepreneurs with their business. #VVGrow. As I prepared for this trip I recounted the path that lead me here, the lives I saw impacted and the friendships I made along the way.
Those people, that marked us most significantly were those small voices. At least they were small to begin with. Now influencing the people of the world.
July 18th… today is Nelson Mandela Day. A day to commemorate and pay respects to one of the world’s greatest leaders. Nelson Mandela taught us many lessons in leadership, yet none so great as the power of forgiveness.
Women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are significant accelerators of economic growth, yet they lack access to the training, networks, and finance necessary to access new markets and supply chains. We’re acutely aware of this global women entrepreneurship Development need, having experienced it firsthand through Colleen’s global endeavours.