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Leveling the Leadership Pipeline

The Trestle Group Foundation’s mission is to empower women entrepreneurs in emerging economies as they drive economic opportunity, growth and social progress. Our flagship Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Partnership Program identifies qualified female founders and business owners in emerging economies and partners them with established professionals who help build skills, strategies, practices and networks needed to […]

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Entrepreneur Update: Figen Çakır, Figgi Yarns

We love hearing back from business owners after they’ve completed the 6-month Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Partnership Program, especially when they’ve taken the strategic advice and lessons from the program and used them to grow their businesses in new and unexpected ways. This month, Figen Çakır, founder of Figgi Yarns in Gölcük, Turkey reports: Within a […]

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International Women’s Day: Meet Susan Mashibe

  Susan Mashibe remembers the moment she decided to become a pilot. She was 4 years old in Kigoma, Tanzania. She stood holding hands with her grandmother, watching as her parents’ plane took off. “If I could fly that plane,” she thought, “they would not leave me behind ever again.” Susan can also tell you about […]

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Trestle Group Foundation & Credit Suisse Empower Tanzanian Women Entrepreneurs

The Trestle Group Foundation operates on the principle that empowering women entrepreneurs in emerging markets drives economic development, growth, and social progress. Our most recent partnership program in Tanzania illustrates first-hand the impact of working with women at every stage of the entrepreneurial journey. In connection with Equity Bank and Swisscontact, Trestle Group Foundation and […]

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