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Oxfam Helps Woman Start Jalawla, Iraq’s First “Women’s Only” Plant Nursery


A recent article by Oxfam recounts the inspiring story of Zainab, the first woman in Jalawla, Iraq to sell plants at the town market.

In December 2015, Zainab opened her own plant nursery on the side of her house in Jalawla, Iraq. It was destroyed by ISIS one week later. When she returned to Iraq in 2017, her desire to have her own plant business was still within her. She then ” enrolled in an income-generation project run by Oxfam and funded by the United Nations Development Programme, which distributed $575 grants to 235 people—more than half were women—to relaunch their businesses.” Oxfam’s help has ensured the reestablishment of Zainab’s plant nursery, and it now exists as an agriculture sanctuary for “women only.” On the impact Zainab’s innovative business has had on her community and her personal well-being she says:

“I’m the first and the only woman to open a nursery in [my town]. After the women in Jalawla saw me opening my business, they were encouraged to open their own businesses…When Oxfam told me they would help me reopen my nursery, I became very happy. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Oxfam brought my dream back to me.”

Helping women entrepreneurs, like Zainab, are what organizations like Oxfam and wegg™ exist for. Read more about Zainab’s revolutionary success, and how Oxfam helped make her dreams real, here.


Why go global?  How do you start?  Where can you find customers?  How do you get paid?  Find out these answers and learn other best-kept secrets to expanding a business globally. 

JOIN us for our first weggchat™ (#weggchat) Wednesday, August 8 from 11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central time on Take Your Business Global! and facilitated by Laurel Delaney, President of WEGG and founder of  Laurel will field questions and add insights on how to take a business global.  Small business owners can join the conversation by using the hashtag #weggchat to chime in with questions and answers.

Event is free of charge but you must use or to follow the conversation using the hashtag #weggchat.  See you there!

You Are Invited To Celebrate International Women’s Day


Celebrating International Women’s Day, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s Council for the Global Retention of Women (GROW) will host a Webcast on Friday, March 6, 2009, featuring leading executives from around the world.

This 60-minute market-driven panel discussion will:

• Explore how the current state of the economy is both a challenge and an opportunity for women and organizations.
• Offer insights into how the workplace has changed and is changing for women around the world.
• Discuss best practices around gender diversity programs.


• Sharon Allen, chairman of the board, Deloitte LLP, and member of the board of directors of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
• Hutham S. Olayan, president and CEO, Olayan America Corporation, and director, The Olayan Group
• Mirella Visser, CEO, Centre for Inclusive Leadership and president, European Professional Women’s Network
• Kaori Sasaki, president and CEO, eWoman Inc. and president, UNICUL International Inc.


• Ellen Galinsky, co-founder and president, Families and Work Institute

Opening remarks:

• James H. Wall, managing director talent, chief diversity officer, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

Time will be provided for Q&A.

Registration is required.

Date: Friday 6 March 2009
Location: Register here
Time: 8:00 am ET MT (GMT-5)

For more information on International Women’s Day at Deloitte, visit here.

Posted by: Laurel Delaney

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