Empowering women is one of the smartest investments we can make.

The Cherie Blair Foundation For Women helps release the potential of women entrepreneurs, so they can redefine the future. With their support, women and girls are able to start and grow successful businesses – and reclaim the rights and freedoms they are too often denied. As a result, they earn a better living – but that’s only the beginning. Families flourish. Communities prosper. Attitudes shift. Economies grow.

And women move the world in a whole new direction.

For every woman and girl who has discovered the power of being an entrepreneur, so many more are held back. They are denied the knowledge, skills and self-belief an entrepreneur needs. They are doubted by those around them. They can’t access the credit or resources a business depends on to succeed.

With partners around the world, the Foundation offers training, mentoring and knowledge, and opens doors to finance, markets, contacts and networks. They use technology to help women connect, learn and push boundaries, and press for change to stop women entrepreneurs being held back.
Inspiring entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurship programmes, products and services enable the Foundation to work with local partners to provide tailored training and guidance for women entrepreneurs.  They also deliver game-changing business apps and financial services and support. As a result, entrepreneurs can transform their businesses – and their futures.


The Mentoring Women in Business Programme matches women in low and middle income countries with male and female mentors around the world. Using the Foundation's online platform, they work one-to-one for 12 months to share new perspectives, build new skills and take their businesses to a whole new level.


To help create a world where women and girls can build businesses on an equal footing with men, the Cherie Blair Foundation For Women advocates for change locally, nationally and internationally. Their expertise, network and experience mean they are perfectly placed to address the systemic and institutional barriers that hold women and girls back.


Strategic research partnerships, analysis of impact and qualitative studies involving the women and girls they work with; reveal the barriers and opportunities facing women entrepreneurs – and build the case for an ecosystem that helps women thrive.


Working with us, women entrepreneurs change lives, minds and the world around us. We see their unstoppable impact every day – and we stop at nothing to help it grow.