Philippa Reiss Thorne | Philippa Thorne | gone rural | wisdom exchange tv

Philippa Reiss Thorne

Managing Director, Gone Rural, Swaziland. Impacting hundreds of rural women by creating jobs through high-quality hand-crafts. During Philippa's tenure, she has doubled business turnover, quadrupled artisan incomes, and fostered a positive economic impact on Swaziland’s rural communities by enabling women to earn money while maintaining their customary lifestyle.

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Sara Abera of Muya Ethiopia PLC

Sara Abera

Fashion designer and founder of Muya Ethiopia P.L.C. Sara has created hundreds of community jobs through export and innovation. Muya won a first place Millennium Award for woman exporters in the handloom sub-sector.

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Olive Luena, CEO Tanzania Gatsby Trust guest on Wisdom Exchange TV

Olive Luena

CEO of Tanzania Gatsby Trust; nominee for the Africa Hunger Prize. In 1990, she was appointed by Pope John Paul II as a member of the Vatican Pontifical Council of the Laity and was recently appointed by the president of the United Republic of Tanzania as a trustee to the Presidential Trust Fund, her third appointment. A real leading lady!

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Meaza Ashenafi guest on wisdom exchange tv

Meaza Ashenafi

Chairperson Enat Bank, Lawyer & Women Activist in Ethiopia. Meaza contributed to the inclusion of women and children’s rights provisions in the 1995 Constitution of Ethiopia. She was identified as one of the five prominent women’s rights activists worldwide.

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Nigest Haile CAWEE wisdom exchange tv guest

Nigest Haile

Founder & Executive Director of Center for African Women Economic Empowerment (CAWEE) in Ethiopia. Nigest received an award from the Department of State, United States of America, in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to the development of women-led businesses. Nigest invests in the international potential of women.

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Yetnebersch Nigussie guest on wisdom exchange tv

Yetnebersh Nigussie

Educator, Director, Founder from Ethiopia. "It is not your inabilities, but your abilities that make the woman." An inspirational woman who believes her blindness does not interfere with her 99 abilities. Perspective is everything.

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