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Pro Mujer hosts the first Gender-smart Investing Forum in Latin America

As part of the Latin American Impact Investing Forum (FLII), the first GSI forum Latam will take place on February 18th in Merica, Yucatan. International speakers, investors, key agents, entrepreneurs and experts on the impact ecosystem will participate at this forum to generate a conversation that seeks to advance gender equality through impact and social…
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PRO MUJER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CFO

New York, NY (Jan 15, 2020) – Pro Mujer, a leading social enterprise and pioneer in women’s empowerment in Latin America, announced today the appointment of Rolando Schmidt as Pro Mujer’s Chief Financial Officer on an interim basis. Also announced is the departure of Camilo Mendez, who formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and will remain close to the organization as a member of the Board of Directors of Pro Mujer Group, a consortium of financial…
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#FEMHACKPARTYLAC BOLIVIA

Por una internet feminista, libre y abierta nos unimos en agosto al 2°FEMHACKPARTYLAC en La Paz. Nuestra Gerente de Educación Gaby Quispe fue invitada para compartir nuestro programa #MujeresOnline y cocrear redes de contacto con organización que también trabajan para cerrar la brecha digital de género en la región. Este evento, que fue transmitido en…
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Gender-Smart Investment Organization in Wall Street Bets on Ending Gender-Based Violence

PRESS RELEASE: May 16, 2019 New York, NY – Pro Mujer, a leading social enterprise in Latin America that invests in women is joining forces with The Womanity Foundation, Hivos, Kering Foundation and Makesense to organize the Innovathon 2019, a one of a kind event to generate innovative solutions to reduce gender-based violence and promote greater gender equality around the world. The…
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Forces Join in Guatemala to Celebrate International Girls in ICT Day

Pro Mujer reached a new milestone and officially expanded into Guatemala through establishing a new alliance with expert local partner SERES, a leading Central American organization that works to combat complex social, environmental and economic challenges by cultivating and catalyzing youth leaders to act at the local, national and international levels. As part of this exciting…
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Why aren’t more Latin American women representing on the global stage?

Published originally in Spanish on AmericaEconomia.com on March 29, 2019. Opinion by: Maria Cavalcanti, President & CEO of Pro Mujer. Women across Latin America are increasingly claiming their place as the leaders-to-watch in politics, business and the media, and as entrepreneurs, entertainers, and activists. At the same time, deep political and social crises are also driving…
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Movie Weekends: New ways we're reaching communities in Mexico

On any given Saturday in a small town in Mexico, the main plaza is a place for casual gatherings, a place to greet neighbors and share beers at the nearest corner store. Residents visit small vendors for groceries, while many more relax with family. Weekends can go by silently in these towns, where there are…
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Pro Mujer Joins Growing International Partnership Coalition to Close the Digital Gender Divide

The digital gender divide refers to the disproportionate lack of access, skills and representation of women and girls in technology. According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), 12% fewer women use the internet as compared to men; this gap widens further to 33% in Least Developed Countries across the world. Low-income women and girls are challenged by…
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A new alliance to improve health coverage for Mexican women

A new alliance between Pro Mujer, a mission-driven social enterprise focused on empowering women and their families in Latin America, and the Maternal and Child Research Center of the Birth Study Group (CIMIGEN) expands women’s access to health services with more than 4,000 women in Mexico’s Iztapalapa and Tláhuac areas benefiting directly from the alliance.…
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