|By Marketwired .||
|October 17, 2013 09:00 AM EDT||
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/17/13 -- The Institute for the Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW), a nonprofit empowering women worldwide economically, socially and politically, today announced that Dr. Terry Neese has been awarded the prestigious 2013 Founder's Award for Social Entrepreneurship by New York Enterprise Report (NYER). Taking place in New York City, the 2013 Small Business Awards Gala highlighted the accomplishments and achievements of the IEEW Founder and CEO.
"The Institute and our hallmark program, Peace Through Business, is honored to be recognized for our work around the world by such an outstanding organization as The New York Enterprise Report," said Dr. Neese. "This award is a highlight in our eight year history, but it is the Afghan and Rwandan women who have graduated from our program who are the heroes, or as we like to call them, sheroes."
Through the Peace Through Business program, Dr. Neese helps women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda start and build businesses. The program provides mentorship and empowers women to become change agents for progress in their countries where women face oppression and marginalization.
"Terry's work with IEEW is not only helping entrepreneurs but is truly making the world a better place," said Robert Levin, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher, of the New York Enterprise Report. "We are delighted to recognize her accomplishments and tireless efforts around the globe."
Through its dedication, hard work and Peace Through Business program, the IEEW helps provide women with a voice in their fight to establish peace and free market economies.
About IEEW: The IEEW's mission is to empower women economically, socially and politically to build civil societies in developing communities around the world.
About Peace Through Business: Peace Through Business is a training and mentorship program for women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda. This program is implemented through three major components -- in country education, leadership development and train the trainer -- which combine to create a continuing program to educate women, promote their business and leadership skills, build a strong public policy agenda in the women's business community and to help build stable democracies.
About New York Enterprise Report: NYER is the monthly B2B publication (also available as a digital edition) featuring "how-to" articles written by business experts to help owners of small and midsize businesses grow their companies. Over 100,000 business owners and executives in the New York tri-state area rely on NYER for ideas and solutions.