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July 23rd 2014:Women Entrepreneurs is Not Just A U.S. Phenomenon

Did you know that Afghan & Rwandan Women Entrepreneurs, have been in the United States taking entrepreneurial classes as part of the Peace Through Business Program? Two of these women are Fakhria Ibrahimi from Afghanistan and Joan Mazimhaka from Rwanda. We will hear about their journey as business owners and women leaders in their respective countries as well as what they’re leaning during the Business Bootcamp and what they plan to take back to their country.The Peace Through Business Program is part of The Institute for Economic Empowerment (IEEW) designed to educate women whose homelands

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Fakhria Ibrahimi

Although attending a medical school for three years, Fakhria Ibrahimi knew here real passion was for technology, filmmaking, and photography. Fakhria worked closely with several Canadian organizations allowing her the chance to produce three films featuring Afghans: Left Hand, Treasure Trove and Stars. She has also had several photographs published in magazines along with a book by Minority Rights Group International. Her company, Momtaz Host was established in 2010 as an internet service company which offers web host and domain provider, cyber security, online shopping, Google mail server provider, graphic design, social media marketing, and database design.
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Joan Mazimhaka

Joan Mazimhaka has always been passionate about telling and sharing Rwandan and African stories and connecting different worlds through creative ways of storytelling..” Illume Creative Studio, founded by Joan and her sister Anne who was also a Peace Through Business participant, is a strategic communications agency that develops the tools and strategies to help you tell your story which offers consulting, content development, photography and video production, social media marketing, branding and re-branding. Joan is “most passionate and excited about using our unique and strong combination of skills to create a holistic approach to storytelling.”
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