"As an Afghan woman, I want to affirm that a woman is capable of holding a cradle in one hand and the world in the other."
2010 Project Artemis Afghanistan graduate
Project Artemis is a two-week business education program in Glendale, Arizona, that aims to build the entrepreneurial skills of promising Afghan businesswomen. Mentors assigned to each participant provide additional support for at least two years as the women return home to establish or expand their companies. Other participants use their new business knowledge to succeed within civil society. The multiplier effect of Project Artemis can be seen in the jobs created, the knowledge shared and the examples set for future generations. “I want to make these women rich,” says Thunderbird for Good Executive Director Kellie Kreiser. “If they have money, they will use it to create jobs, improve lives and break down barriers.”
Our next project Artemis Afghanistan program is scheduled for January 28 to February 9, 2013. Up to fifteen Afghan women will partipate in the business training program, held at Thunderbird's Glendale campus.