‘We do it with a great deal of humility’

Locals know best what they need, a view the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women shares. The foundation partners with local organizations, from which it chooses the women who will participate in its e-mentoring program.

How difficult was it for the foundation to partner locally considering that often, local capacity may be lacking? We asked Cherie Blair during the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative.

Lars Schwetje contributed reporting from New York.

Check out the rest of our interview with Cherie Blair, as well as our conversations with other global development luminaries who attended this year’s Clinton Global Initiative..

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