HANDS works hard to give people in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) the opportunity to develop their socio-economic status. Our job is made a lot easier when we […]CONTINUE READING
Supporting a household in rural Egypt is a business in itself. Families often find it difficult to live off of only one income, so women become valuable contributors to families’ […]CONTINUE READING
Nora is a self-made woman who doesn’t let any obstacle get in the way of achieving her dreams — and being a woman with disabilities from an under-served Egyptian province […]CONTINUE READING
Barbara Langley serves as Director for CIPE’s Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment, democratizing opportunity for women by fostering ecosystems for entrepreneurship. She leads CIPE’s strategy to amplify the voice of the private sector through women’s equal participation in free markets and democratic institutions. Throughout her career, Langley has conducted campaign management, communications, coalition building, issues advocacy, good governance and accountability, leadership and strategic planning programs for democratic political and civic activists, business leaders, local elected officials and parliamentary and campaign staff. She has worked extensively with marginalized sectors of society including women, youth, and persons with disabilities.