Smiley and Enterprising Women’s partnership with IEEW began at the organization’
"My personal journey with the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life,” said Smiley. “Getting to know these amazing women from both Rwanda and Afghanistan has been both a privilege and a joy. As a mentor in this program, you receive much more than you give. Wherever I travel around the world, when I am asked to speak about the women's business community, I never miss an opportunity to be an ambassador for this amazing program. It will be an honor to serve on the IEEW board of directors and to be a part of helping the organization continue its important mission.”
“We are excited to welcome Monica Smiley onto our board of directors,” said Dr. Terry Neese, founder and CEO of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women. “She has been a great supporter of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women's PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Program for several years, both as a mentor and by awarding two of our students every year with the Enterprising Women Award. Her passion for women entrepreneurs around the world makes her an excellent fit for our board.”
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- Enterprising Women magazine is a media sponsor for IEEW’s PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program.
- During the past four years, Smiley has hosted four Rwandan women and two Afghani women in her home, offering business advice and maintaining relationships with them once they return to their own businesses.
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