Zurich, Switzerland – 19 August 12014 – We are excited to announce today the launch of Trestle Group Foundation’s 20:20 Initiative and our ambitious goal to empower and accelerate 20’000 women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies by 2020.
Why? With the right support, women can be the fastest growing economic force in the world. Successful women entrepreneurs in emerging economies provide more than just economic opportunity and growth, they deliver social impact and change.
How? Linking human capital, networks and resources, our vision is to deliver a combination of our flagship Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Partnership Program for high-potential women entrepreneurs and customized training for early-stage women-led businesses to build sustainable pipelines and communities of women entrepreneurs.
Where? Our focus will be in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia/Asia Pacific, Africa & Latin America.
We are pleased to have Thomas and Yumi Wedgwood as the initiative co-chairs. For every 100 CHF donation, donors will receive the Wedgwood-designed, limited edition Oranges gift mug representing one of the 20’000 women supported. The hand-made mugs are specially produced in Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom.
We encourage you to learn about the 20:20 Initiative, our programs, and why individuals and leading organizations partner with the Foundation to support women-led businesses in developing and emerging economies.