Catalysing entrepreneurship – with Cath Harris

Interview podcast - Cath Harris

Cath Harris runs One World Women, a social enterprise connecting experienced business women with ambitious female entrepreneurs from developing countries.

Its programmes take place in-country and online, catalysing real impact for all and unlocking entrepreneurship. What changes for participants as a result? Who becomes a mentor or mentee and why? And how did it adapt this year? Cath explains.

Cath experienced burnout after growing her first business. On a holiday to the Gambia she met Ida Cham, an ‘extraordinary woman’ who runs her own cooking school and makes micro-loans to help other women run their own businesses. That conversation was the spark for One World Women.

What Cath originally thought would be a simple idea has become much bigger. She describes her ambitious plans to scale for the long-term and create opportunities for women the world over to flourish and help their communities grow.

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