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 was recently featured in A Plus, a media company focused on positive journalism, founded by Ashton Kutcher, Kendall Dabaghi, & Evan Beard. TWB's Co-Founder, Julie, shares about our model, our program, and our impact.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
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."
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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!
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, 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 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 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.
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.
October 20, 2015
U.S. Programs Officer, Heather Newell, shares about the importance of Rwandan stories in the media.
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.
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.