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IEEW Hosts Special PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Reception June 5 at New York Athletic Club

The Institute For Economic Empowerment of Women Founder/CEO Dr.Terry Neese and Francine McMahon, Publisher and Executive Vice President of The Hill to Share Stories of Organization’s Impact.

Oklahoma City, OK, June 05, 2013 --( The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) (, a nonprofit organization that encourages women’s leadership and entrepreneurship through education and mentoring initiatives, has announced that it will host an upcoming PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program on Wednesday, June 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the New York Athletic Club, located at 108 Central Park South.

IEEW Founder/CEO Dr.Terry Neese will be joined by Francine McMahon, publisher and executive vice president of The Hill ( to brief audience members about the empowerment of women economically, socially and politically in order to bring democracy and peace through business models to war torn countries.

PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® is a business training and mentorship program for women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda. Founded by IEEW Founder/CEO Dr. Terry Neese, the program implements three major components – in-country education, leadership development and train the trainer, which combined create a continuing program to educate women, promote their business and leadership skills and build a strong public policy agenda in the women’s business community and to help build stable democracies.

“As a member of the board, I am excited to see the positive response the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program is receiving in the New York City area, and I am pleased we have the opportunity to share the story about the great work we are doing to help change the lives of women in Afghanistan and Rwanda,” said Susan Solovic, IEEW board member and host committee member of the PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® event. “I have never experienced anything quite as rewarding as helping these woman from war-torn countries build their economic independence and giving them a greater sense of hope.”

- IEEW is supported by the following National Presidential Level sponsors: The T. Boone Pickens Foundation, the AT&T Foundation, Office Depot, the Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, Northwood University and The Hill newspaper.

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Established in 2006, the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women, based in Oklahoma City, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that encourages the empowerment of women economically, politically and socially by focusing on their education and mentorship. The IEEW strives to help women in the United States and abroad who want to gain entrepreneurial skills that will help them start and grow a business, which will in turn help them to become more active and effective public policy advocates. Working on the forefront of these efforts, the IEEW believes in the power of women as a driving force in the development and stability of businesses in emerging economies. Through its dedication, hard work and PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® program, the IEEW helps provide women with a voice in their fight to establish peace and free market economies. For more information, visit

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