Nigest Haile

Founder & Excecutive Director, Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Launch Date: March 20, 2012

Words of wisdom: "We don’t need other people to donate to us. I am here. I am working. I am capable to establish what we need in my country along with other women. You just need to be willing to work!"

Nigest Haile, Founder &  Executive Director,  Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE)  

Nigest Haile is an activist in the promotion of women entrepreneurs, with particular focus to women exporters, both existing and potential/emerging exporters. She has 23 years experience working in the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry, at different capacities, where in the last 13 years of her position as Head of the Women’s Affairs Department in the Ministry, she was able to work on proposing policy ideas and recommendations for the creation of a conducive

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