SEPTEMBER 11 FAMILIES
BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR PEACE
Business Council for Peace
“With the Bpeace program, we can learn how to build independent businesses and stand on our own two feet.”
— Rangina, who lives and works in Kandahar, Afghanistan
BRINGING OPPORTUNITY TO WOMEN IN WAR-TORN COUNTRIES
The Style Road Trip
Athena’s involvement with Bpeace includes:
The strategy of the Bpeace program in Afghanistan is to focus on fast runners: high potential women, literate, already in business, and who demonstrate an intuitive business sense. Bpeace believes they are in the best position to create new jobs for other Afghans.
Click here to read the WSJ article about the Style Road Trip.
Bpeace is headquartered in New York and is a non-profit coalition of over 160 individuals with business experience as consultants, entrepreneurs and inside companies such as American Express, Citigroup, Reuters, Redken, Ruder Finn, Coach and Ogilvy. They volunteer to help women in war-torn countries grow sustainable businesses. Their belief is that when women are stronger economically, they have a stronger voice for peace in their local communities and societies.