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Ep.12-Nazila Kakar: Be Independent, Focus on your Vision and Fight for It

PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS®

Release Date: 11/23/2019

Ep. 40 - Drs. Sharifa Hesarnaee /Susan Chambers: Two Brave Doctors show art Ep. 40 - Drs. Sharifa Hesarnaee /Susan Chambers: Two Brave Doctors

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Dr. Sharifa Hesarnaee of Kabul, Afghanistan, tells about struggling to maintain the OB/GYN department in a Kabul hospital dealing with both COVID-19 and a horrific terrorist attack on the hospital. Dr. Susan Chambers of Oklahoma City, OK, is her mentor who has continued to be a friend to Sharifa during all this as well as work herself in a hospital in the United States during COVID. You will know what they mean by "security" being their biggest worry. The comparison of the environments is a "must listen!"

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Ep. 39 - Barbara Crain: Dairy and Beef Farming in Oklahoma show art Ep. 39 - Barbara Crain: Dairy and Beef Farming in Oklahoma

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Barbara Crain, along with her husband, pioneered grass-fed dairy and beef in the state of Oklahoma. Together they have taken a tired, underproducing wheat farm and turned it into a profitable, environmentally responsible value-added grass-fed dairy farm. She would like to be an example of how a small farm can be profitable, sustainable, and a viable option for the next generation. Barbara has hosted PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® women from both Afghanistan and Rwanda.

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Ep. 38 - Michel Buthion: Restaurant Creativity! show art Ep. 38 - Michel Buthion: Restaurant Creativity!

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Michel Buthion is considered a fine food and wine aficionado not just in Oklahoma, but around the globe. Other ventures have included turning a vintage theatre into a dining and event center, building and managing the first boutique hotel food and beverage concept in the City, taking over a favorite Italian eatery in town, and finally, developing and managing that long dreamed of saloon and chop house in Stockyards City. Hear about the fun events he orchestrated to keep his business alive during COVID-19!

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Ep. 37-Manizha Wafeq: The Real Afghanistan Today show art Ep. 37-Manizha Wafeq: The Real Afghanistan Today

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Manizha Wafeq graduated from the inaugural PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® class in 2007 and is currently teaching her 13th year of the program in Kabul as the In-Country Facilitator for Afghanistan. In this role, she has taught and mentored more than 400 Afghan businesswomen in Kabul and other smaller provinces. She tells us what is happening in Afghanistan with the hospital attack and the coronavirus. LISTEN to her full story on Episode 7 of Peace Through Business Podcast.

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Ep. 36 - Mohsina Saqeb: Creativity in Clothing Manufacturing show art Ep. 36 - Mohsina Saqeb: Creativity in Clothing Manufacturing

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Ms. Mohseni Saqeb is the Founder and President of Jama Saqeb Design and Production Company in Afghanistan. She is a skilled business woman with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Jama's products in the clothing design sector combine new, classic and local designs such as formal, local and traditional clothing, handbags, pillow covers and mobile phones with new, classic and local designs. The company now provides services in different provinces and countries in America, Australia, Europe and Asi

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Ep. 35 - Florence Isaro: Reading in Rwanda show art Ep. 35 - Florence Isaro: Reading in Rwanda

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Florence Isaro is a passionate linguist who works as a translator with two bachelor’s degrees. As an adult in Rwanda, she has seen firsthand how challenging it is for parents to get their children to and from the public library. Her very inspiring objective for her business, Books and Brains is to create an enterprise that will not only help kids discover the power of books but will also make those books more accessible to those children who don’t have the luxury of a public library in their neighborhoo

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Ep. 34 - Barbara Umumoza: We Are Feeding the People show art Ep. 34 - Barbara Umumoza: We Are Feeding the People

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Barbara Umuhoza is a pastor and the owner of Eclat Communications. She’s particularly dedicated to helping her country become a regional conference hub for east Africa. Her company has a wide spread of services, such as translation, content production, and social media usage. She talks about how COVID has changed the pastoral mission. She also has a new television station channel! LISTEN to her full episode 16 on Peace Through Business podcast.

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Ep. 33-Sylvia Scott: Building the Girls CEO Connection show art Ep. 33-Sylvia Scott: Building the Girls CEO Connection

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New work led her to coordinating a mother-daughter entrepreneurship summit, and it was the springboard for a desire to help teen girls find a path to entrepreneurship. Her organization, the Girls CEO Connection, offers coaching, mentoring, and regular conferences that connect girls with business leaders and training in how to own their success. Her help hasn’t stopped there, as she also has been connected with women in Afghanistan through the Peace Through Business program.

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Ep. 32-Cathy Cruzan: Unexpected Joy of Mentorship show art Ep. 32-Cathy Cruzan: Unexpected Joy of Mentorship

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As president of Funds for Learning, Cathy Cruzan leads her the consultancy in assisting schools and libraries navigate the E-rate program, a critical source of discounts on Internet services. She has a broad portfolio at the company, overseeing their various business efforts. With this experience, she was an ideal mentor for the Peace Through Business program, where she was embraced the role of guiding rising business leaders from Rwanda in how to find success and grow their business.

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Ep. 31-Alyssa Weathers-Murphy: The Siren Call of Independence show art Ep. 31-Alyssa Weathers-Murphy: The Siren Call of Independence

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Alyssa Weathers-Murphy knows the dread of an unfulfilling corporate job. One day, it was finally time to put her considerable skills and passion to use on her own business, striking out to launch her own marketing agency. Nearly a year later, Siren Media is growing fast with an all-female team of close-knit creatives who help small businesses tell their stories and build success.

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Nazila Kakar is realizing the dream of being a woman business owner in Afghanistan. She’s tapped into the agricultural resources of the country to build a food company, producing yogurt, cheese, butter, james, and pickles. Her mom made jams and pickles when she was young, and it’s been satisfying to transform that into a sustainable business.

Like many women business owners in Afghanistan, she faces challenges acquiring credit and battling bias against women in the workforce. She’s sought to differentiate her business through natural, high quality offerings and a growing reputation with her customers. Along with growing her business to other cities in Afghanistan, her aim is to inspire young girls with a message of focusing on their vision to be independent and to fight for what they want.

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