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    Leakhena Saroeurn is a Country Manager for SHE Investments. This social enterprise works to build a gender-responsive ecosystem to help women-led micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises to scale up, access financial capital, and transition to the formal economy. Leakhena works with national and international partners to bring entrepreneurship support services to hundreds of women entrepreneurs through incubator and accelerator programs and access to finance. She has collaborated with the Ministry of Women’s Affairs to support a strategic plan and assist women business owners with financial management. She has a BA in tourism management from the Royal University of Phnom Penh and a certificate in environmental studies. During the Humphrey Fellowship, Leakhena plans to expand her knowledge of policy design and implementation, and to learn about US approaches to community economic development and supporting women-owned businesses. She also aims to deepen her public relations and leadership skills.