On February 11, TWB was featured on the "Creating Economic Opportunities for Women" at Harvard's Social Enterprise Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Follow the link to learn more about the conference and the budding sector of social enterprise.
Markey delivered a Ted Talk in St. Louis in October of last year. The video has finally been released.
Check it out here and learn how The Women's Bakery begun - and how we believe bread can change the world.
The Women's Bakery was featured as one of the places to see in the New York Times "36 Hours" Column. Check it out! #breadpower
This month, Agasaro Magazine featured TWB's work in the Rwanda-based magazine. Read more here!
TWB's CEO, Markey Culver, gave a Ted Talk on October 27th in St. Louis! Her talk showcased her journey to discovering how simple bread has the power to create jobs, enhance nutrition, and spark economies. Video coming soon! Read more about it here.
TWB Swag is now available for purchase online! Check it out here. Our shirts and totes are screen printed by Street2Life, a business that provides employment and job training to homeless youth in the Denver area. Your purchase helps support both TWB programming and Street2Life programming! That's bread power.
On a recent episode of E Ship City, a venture from the Kaufmann Foundation that seeks to know what drives the entrepreneurs for innovation and renewal, Markey appeared to share her thoughts on entrepreneurship. Watch the 7-minute video to see more!
TWB is thrilled to announce TWB's first ever Corporate Sponsorship with Rademaker, an international industrial baking equipment manufacturer, is based in the Netherlands. As part of their Corporate Responsibility initiatives, the company will be work with TWB to enhance Rwanda bakery operations, specifically with their expertise in the baking industry. Read more here!
TWB Founder, Markey Culver, is graduating this week from Washington University. The school featured her in a recent article on the top students of the class. Read more about her great accomplishment here.
In March, Peace Corps Rwanda hosted a 70+ km bike ride in support of women's empowerment - especially for women to be able to ride bicycles. The culmination of the ride resulted in a new bicycle for the Remera Women's Bakery. Read the full story on the Peace Corps main page! #breadpower
TWB advocate and founder of The Better Have, Angela Flotken, writes, "The Women’s Bakery is an incredible organization with a life-changing mission. As you know, my mom is from Africa which has always pulled my heart towards improving the lives of people in that part of the world. Although truly, we are all one people and the Women’s Bakery has plans to go global." She is hosting a fundraiser on behalf of TWB at Cycle Bar (Chesterfield) later this month. Check it out!
For the second year in a row, a CEL Practicum team is traveling to Rwanda to consult for The Women’s Bakery (TWB), founded by Olin second year MBA Markey Culver. This year, the CEL team is tasked with analyzing various model options for TWB as we grow and expand throughout Africa. Read more here!
In February, we had graduation, team retreats, market research, & grants secured. Read more here.
Here's the schedule for RISE, an awareness event to promote the work of The Women's Bakery in College Station, Texas. Sponsored by TWB's Texas A&M Chapter Group.
Friday, April 7: Northgate Night! Come by TWB baked goods to support the cause.
Monday, April 10: "Girl Rising" Movie Night! Before the film, you'll have the opportunity to write notes to the women that work in TWB bakeries and buy bread and shirts. Join us for a night of education and empowerment.
Tuesday, April 11: Discussion Event! We will be hosting panelists who will give more insight into this movement. #breadpower
Interested in working with The Women's Bakery? Check out our website to learn more about our open position in Program Management.
Last week, TWB was joined by Yixiao Gong, from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Yixiao is a graduate student working with a team of students to help TWB develop our business model in Rwanda. Read her reflections on the MIT blog here!
In preparation for the launch of Giving Tuesday and TWB's end of year campaign, The Battalion, the student newspaper for Texas A&M, featured our work in Rwanda to help us generate funds for our programs in the 2017 year. Check it out here!