TWB FEATURED IN A PLUS, A MEDIA COMPANY FOCUSED ON POSITIVE JOURNALISM

TWB was recently featured in A Plus, a media company focused on positive journalism, founded by Ashton KutcherKendall Dabaghi, & Evan Beard. TWB's Co-Founder, Julie, shares about our model, our program, and our impact.

Check out the feature here! Major #breadpower.

MARKEY SELECTED AS "BEST AND BRIGHTEST" FOR MBAs AT WASH U 

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.

 

PEACE CORPS FEATURES "LET GIRLS RIDE"

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 FEATURED ON THE BETTER HAVE

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! 

TWB IN NEWEST OLIN BLOG FOR WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS

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

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FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER RELEASED

In February, we had graduation, team retreats, market research, & grants secured. Read more here.

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TWB FEATURED FOR CAMPUS-WIDE EVENT AT TEXAS A&M

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

 

TWB IS HIRING FOR PROGRAM MANAGER IN KIGALI

Interested in working with The Women's Bakery? Check out our website to learn more about our open position in Program Management.

TWB FEATURED ON MIT BLOG

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!

TOGETHERNESS COOPERATIVE IN RWANDA IS LEARNING HOW TO BAKE! 

The Women's Bakery has entered Phase II of our training with the Togetherness Cooperative (in conjunction with African Road and so the group of men and women are beginning to learn how to bake healthy, nutritious (and delicious) TWB breads. Read more here

WOMEN'S BAKERY CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTED IN TEXAS A&M NEWSPAPER

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

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TWB FEATURED ON PEACE CORPS RWANDA WEBSITE

U.S. Program Officer, Heather Newell, recently published a blog about the origins, development, and impact of The Women's Bakery for the U.S. Peace Corps. Follow this link to read more! #sharetheloaf 

 

TWB STAFF MEMBER, DENYSE, FEATURED IN ARTICLE ABOUT YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS IN RWANDA

TWB Training Facilitator, Denyse Uwineza was recently featured in the New Times, a newspaper in Rwanda, for her work in entrepreneurship. We're honored and thrilled to have her on our team. #breadpower

TWB INTERN TALKS BREAD, EMPOWERMENT, & REAL IMPACT

This summer, Walker Holmes spent three weeks working with our team in Kigali as a research analyst. She shares her experiences on "My Job Stories," with a particular focus on how our model is working and growing in Rwanda. Read more here!

TWB IS A FINALIST FOR THE GLOBAL IMPACT AWARD! 

We're in the final round for the Global Impact Award through the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Check out the finalist page here

THE WOMEN'S BAKERY HIGHLIGHTED ON AFRICAN ROAD

In preparation for our upcoming partnership with Africa Road, Leigh Harvey has been fundraising for our bakery project. Read more here on Africa Road's Blog! 

 

ONE SEED EXPEDITIONS INCLUDES THE WOMEN'S BAKERY AS CHANGE-MAKER ON BLOG

TWB sat down with One Seed Expeditions, a socially conscious travel company, last week to share about our work! Here's what they had to say. 

"We're all about hustle at OneSeed. We know firsthand what it takes to transform an idea into a business and we could not have more respect for the incredible women at the heart of this social enterprise."

THE HER INITIATIVE FEATURES TWB

Empowering women is more than just a catchy phrase for The Women's Bakery. In this blog, hosted by The Her Initiative, US Programs Officer, Heather Newell, explains what she has learned about empowerment through the mission and work of TWB. 


TWB SELECTED BY SIDLEY AUSTIN FOR EMERGING ENTERPRISES PRO BONO PROGRAM!

Launched in 2012 by Sidley Austin (an international business law firm), the Emerging Enterprises Pro Bono Program provides free legal support to eligible small and medium-sized for-profit enterprises and market focused NGSOs and non-profits that have a clear social impact in developing countries across Africa, Central & South America, and the Caribbean. 


DEFINING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

As a guest blogger for Mavuno, a non-profit that empowers local leaders in the Congo to drive development efforts, Markey shares insights on the deeper meaning of "social entrepreneurship" and how business can be harnessed for good. 


MARKEY FEATURED ON "THE CREATIVE STICK-UP"

'A-ha' moments can arise at any time, anywhere. For Markey Culver, it was when she found herself hungry while walking back and forth between her house and the school where she taught English in a small East African village. Markey tells the fascinating story that led her to create The Women's Bakery - a vocational school that teaches the women of Rwanda and Tanzania to bake bread for themselves and for profit. Have a listen to how this remarkable social enterprise got started.


PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER TURNED MBA BUILDS EAST AFRICAN BAKERIES

The story behind Markey Culver, The Women's Bakery, and why business could - and should - be used for good. Written by Lauren Everitt for We See Genius



BAKERY PROMISES NEW FUTURE FOR RWANDAN WOMEN

Courtney Lee, class of 2017, shares her experiences in Rwanda and visiting The Women's Bakery in Kigali. A group of MBA students from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis had the opportunity to attend the most recent TWB graduation. Courtney, along with the rest of the MBA group, are consulting with The Women's Bakery to continue to shape and grow our business model. 


GEW IMPACT REPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE WOMEN'S BAKERY! 

Last November, The Women's Bakery partnered with Global Entrepreneurship Week in efforts to celebrate entrepreneurship efforts in the country - and around the world! The 2015 Impact Report has been released and shares more about our event to promote education and empowerment in Rwandan communities. Click here to download the full report! 


T-Shirts are Back! 

TWB is excited to share that we are launching a spring booster campaign! To support us, and to get your very own TWB shirt, follow the link and order today! Thank you for your contribution and for enabling us to empower women throughout Rwanda. #breadpower


Bake. Build. Run!

Alexandra Laccarino has combined her love of running and passion for TWB together: she's currently running across East Africa in efforts to support bakery-launch efforts for TWB. Additionally, Allie, along with MASS Design Group, is designing a prototype fuel-efficient oven and bakery-in-a-box design to be used throughout Rwanda. Check out her page and help her achieve her fundraising goals!


Making a Way for Microfinance: 2016 BUWEA Updates

Microfinancing Partners in Africa has a 97% repayment rate on 683 loans dispersed. As a part of their programs, TWB has helped coordinate and launch the BUWEA Women's Bakery. Read here for 2016 updates on BUWEA's programming and partnership with TWB. 


ROad Trip Nation Q&A With Markey Culver

Road Trip Nation, a production company partnered with PBS, interviewed TWB Founder, Markey Culver, to learn more about the TWB story and how we do what we do. Road Trip Nation features successful professionals and entrepreneurs from around the country to encourage youth to explore who they are and what they want to do in the future. 


TWB and global health corp

TWB staff Meg and Aime are former Global Health Corp Fellows. Aime was placed with the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in Rwanda and Meg was placed with Vecna Cares in Boston. Meg and her Co-Fellow were profiled in this year's Annual Report


"A Small Batch: Surprising, unexpected moments that empower"

TWB shares small stories from the field on welcome to the village; a blog hosted by a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (2010-2012). As 2016 opens, The Women’s Bakery is humbled and excited to continue the adventure – perilous, unexpected, and yet fun – in empowering women all over East Africa (and beyond).


"Hendrix Alumna SHares Experience with International NonProfit"

Hendrix College alumna Heather Newell ’11 is applying her passion for women’s empowerment in her role as the U.S. Programs Officer for The Women's Bakery, an education-centered nonprofit committed to empowering women and developing women-owned businesses. 


"How Entrepreneurship is Creating Change in East Africa"
The Toolbox

November 1, 2015

The Women's Bakery runs a unique and powerful business model - Inspired and developed by co-founders Markey Culver and Julie Greene.


"The Women's Bakery and Possibility-Driven Media in Rwanda"
Africa Agenda

October 20, 2015

U.S. Programs Officer, Heather Newell, shares about the importance of Rwandan stories in the media.

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"Meet Washington University’s Olin MBA Class of 2017"
Poets and Quants, Washington University

October 12, 2015

Meet Markey Culver, Founder of TWB, and member of Washington University's MBA Class of 2017.


"COMING HOME: RECENT ALUMNI STAY CONNECTED TO EAST AFRICA"
ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY KENYA SEMESTER BLOG

October 7, 2015

East Africa Program Officer, Meg North, shares with the St. Lawrence University community why she continues to work in East Africa after her experience on the Kenya Semester Program.

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WESTOVER SCHOOL BLOG

September 24, 2015

Westover School highlights the amazing sense of community Markey Culver shares with her Westover classmates and how that value helped to inspire The Women's Bakery.