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Project Artemis Seeks Afghan Businesswomen

Project Artemis fellows headed to Thunderbird Thunderbird University’s Project Artemis is seeking potential candidates for their third class of Afghan female entrepreneurs.Project Artemis is a unique business-skills training program that aims to build the entrepreneurial skills of promising Afghan businesswomen. Thirty women from Afghanistan have participated in the two sessions of Project Artemis, held in 2005 and 2006. Participating women receive two weeks of business and entrepreneurial decision-making training, mentorship by U.S. women entrepreneurs, and site visits to U.S. businesses. Following their return to Kabul, these entrepreuers are encouraged to apply their newfound schools to local initiatives, and receive continued support and business coaching online

Thunderbird’s private-public partnership includes the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council, the Business Council for Peace (BPeace) and the Afghan Women’s Business Federation (AWBF).

Thunderbird is uniquely positioned to provide the type of training that has made Project Artemis successful. As the world’s top-ranked international business school, Thunderbird has the knowledge, the capacity, and the global network to provide business training in even the world’s most challenging environments. Project Artemis’ alumni have gone on to start factories and small businesses. Their success is proof that business and education can be powerful tools for building peace and prosperity.

To apply to Project Artemis, download the documents and follow the instructions below. Applications will be accepted until April 30th.

Applicants do not need to speak English, but they do need to be literate in Dari. Applications can be filled out in either Dari or English. Women outside of Kabul are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application 1

Application 2

Click HERE for more information on Project Artemis

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