Liberté, Eden Salon Host Annual Fashion Benefit for IEEW’s PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Program July 23

The Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women Announces Fashion Show in Oklahoma City to Benefit PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Program

Oklahoma City, OK, July 18, 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 the fourth annual PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® fashion show, “Jewel: Economic Empowerment of Women,” will be held on Tuesday, July 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 5810 N. Classen Blvd., Suite 1. Eden Salon and Spa will co-host the event with Liberté, an exclusive women’s boutique specializing in versatile, business chic fashions and accessories. The show will feature a display of the latest trends in clothing and accessories and include a blind auction, 20 percent of all purchases will directly benefit IEEW. Several Afghan and Rwandan women entrepreneurs from this year’s graduating class of PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® students will be in attendance to celebrate a night of culture and style while highlighting the importance of women empowerment around the globe.

This event is one of several occurring during IEEW’s PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® Mentorship Week. PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® is a business training and mentorship program for women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda established by IEEW CEO and founder Dr. Terry Neese. Through in-country education, leadership development and mentorship training, the women acquire the necessary skills to succeed in their business communities and foster a strong public policy agenda in their home countries. As the women spend a week with their mentors, they are able to connect on a personal and business level as they gain a hands-on experience to develop their entrepreneurial and leadership skills. This year’s class will graduate from PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas on Tuesday, July 30, following months of study and hands-on experience.

“We are looking forward to our fourth annual PEACE THROUGH BUSINESS® fashion show,” said Neese. “This event is always an excellent opportunity to generate support for the fantastic women entrepreneurs from Rwanda and Afghanistan, and it gives our students a chance to have fun while learning from their talented and dedicated mentors.”

- 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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