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Cherie Blair, CBE, QC

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Cherie Blair CBE, QC

Founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

As a commited campaigner for women's rights, Cherie Blaire set up the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women for 2008 to help women build small and growing businesses in developing and emerging markets to allow them to contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies.

As a leading barrister and Queen's Counsel and wife of the former British Prime Minister, Cherie was also an Ambassador for London 2012, supporting the bid to host the Olympics in the United Kingdom. Cherie was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 New Year's Honours List for services to women's issues and to charity in the United Kingdom and overseas.