Cherie Blair Foundation For Women (CBFFW) has appointed Nigerian Techpreneur and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bookings Africa, Fade Ogunro, as the first African woman on its global campaign board.

he CBFFW was set up by Cherie Blair CBE QC to help unleash the potential of women entrepreneurs in low and middle-income countries, as well as close the global gender-gap in entrepreneurship.

With the appointment, Ogunro has put Africa on the global map as she shares her experience and expertise to further the foundation’s work.

Since its inception in 2008, the Foundation has directly supported over 175,000 women across more than 100 countries.

The CBFFWC is convening this global campaign board of visionary leaders and philanthropists to help raise funds and garner support for women entrepreneurs.

Through its combined approach of programmatic delivery and advocacy, the Foundation supports women to start and grow successful micro, small and medium businesses, with training, technology, mentoring and networking at the heart of its work.

This opens doors to finance, markets, contacts and more, and empowers women to create better futures for themselves and their families, enable their communities to prosper, contribute to strong economies, and move the world in a whole new direction.

Nigeria is one of the key countries of operation, and the Foundation has reached 11,300 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria in 2020 through its business skills learning app, HerVenture, which was made possible by its partners, ExxonMobil Foundation and Nigeria’s Enterprise Development Centre.

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