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About the #SheInspiresMe campaign

Clarissa Ward is a multi-award winning senior international correspondent for CNN based in the network's London bureau.

In November last year she received the prestigious Excellence in International Reporting Award from the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) for her outstanding war reporting in hotspots like Iraq and Syria.

Date: Thursday 16th November 2017

VenueQuaglino’s, London

Time: 12:00pm-2:30pm

Keynote Speaker: Clarissa Ward, Senior International Correspondent for CNN 

Inspiring News July 2017

At Women for Women International we are inspired and motivated by the incredible women all around the world, who challenge boundaries and defy norms every day. 

Read on for a selection of stories about amazing women and events that have inspired us in the past month. 

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Marie Louise

My name is Marie Louise and I am 29-years-old. I lost my father and four of my siblings during the genocide. My surviving siblings and I were too young to help or support our mum and it was not easy. I thank the sponsor who paid for me, despite the fact they didn’t know me, the knowledge they allowed me to get is already paying off. 

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Shorash is 23 years old. She is Syrian but now lives in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Shorash was inspired and interested in the business skills courses. She says, “I developed a plan for setting up a greenhouse construction business with the support of my husband.” Shorash attended all her classes every day without fail and completed her studies while being pregnant. She sat for her final exams on the same day she gave birth to her baby daughter, Nalin. 

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Denise: In her own words

My name is Denise. I first discovered Women for Women International when they came to my village to recruit women to join their programme. Now, I am a participant on the Women for Women International – Rwanda programme, and I attend the Women's Opportunity Centre three times a week. Here, I learn about beads and basket weaving and I enjoy it because I am able to make baskets in a team with other women.

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Enter our social media contest in just 3 easy steps for a chance to win a Women for Women International goody bag full of fabulous prizes!

Join the contest today:

1.  Join the #SheInspiresMe global sisterhood

2. Share the event using #SheInspiresMe and tag us @womenforwomenuk

3. Join us on Saturday, 6th May for the #SheInspiresMe Car Boot Sale to collect your prize!

Contest ends Friday, 5th May at midnight.