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La Pietra Coalition Launches The Third Billion Campaign

On February 1st, the La Pietra Coalition launched the Third Billion Campaign in New York City, a new global initiative aimed at expanding women’s access to education, employment, finance, and markets. The campaign will also encourage corporations and NGOs all over the world to tap into the enormous economic potential that women represent as employees, entrepreneurs, producers…
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Kathleen Corbet Joins Pro Mujer’s Board of Directors

Pro Mujer is pleased to welcome a new member to its Board of Directors, Kathleen Corbet. The 23-member Board brings together a number of experts from the worlds of Finance, Media, Education, and Non-Profit, among others. Like her fellow Board members, Ms. Corbet brings a wide breadth of knowledge to her new role with Pro Mujer.…
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Pro Mujer and the Microfinance CEO Working Releases Road Map for a More Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance Industry

The Microfinance CEO Working Group, which includes the CEOs of pioneering microfinance organizations ACCION, FINCA, Freedom from Hunger, Grameen Foundation USA, Opportunity International, Pro Mujer, VisionFund International, and Women’s World Banking, have just released the “Road Map for the Microfinance Industry: Focusing on Responsible and Client-Centered Microfinance.” This document outlines the Working Group members’ vision…
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Pro Mujer and McGraw-Hill Team Up to Promote Economic Empowerment

In a recent blog post, The McGraw Hill Companies highlights the work Pro Mujer is doing to promote financial literacy and economic empowerment. With support from McGraw-Hill, Pro Mujer has developed a standardized financial literacy curriculum that teaches clients how to make sound financial decisions for their businesses, plan for future life events and be…
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Pro Mujer Client, Luisa Daniel Pérez, Appears on CNN en Español's "GloboEconomia"

At this year’s “Giving Women Credit” Benefit, which was held on Wednesday, October 19th in NYC, Pro Mujer saluted a very special guest –  Luisa Daniel Pérez, a client from Mexico and a 2010 Banamex “Microentrepreneur of the Year.” The day before the Benefit, I accompanied Luisa down to the New York Stock Exchange for a sit-down interview…
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Pro Mujer Inaugurates Its 71st Health Clinic in Bolivia

By Gustavo Trigo, Head of Marketing and Communications for Pro Mujer in Bolivia with contributions by Adriana Villaseñor, Communications Manager, Pro Mujer International Thanks to a generous donation on behalf of the German government by Ambassador Phillip Schauer, on October 8th Pro Mujer in Bolivia (PMB) opened a new health clinic in its San Borja center…
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The Velasco & Patterson Society Kicks Off 1st Annual Campaign with Former Federal Reserve Chairman and Pro Mujer Senior Advisor, Paul A. Volcker

By Joshua Cramer-Montes, Director of Communications, Pro Mujer “I’ve been on a four-year mission to find some financial institution that’s honest and solid and has a clear sense of public mission, and that’s why I found [Pro Mujer].” – Paul A. Volcker On Tuesday, November 29th, 2011, The Velasco & Patterson Society kicked off its…
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Traditional Home Magazine Honors Pro Mujer Co-Founder Lynne Patterson as One of Five Classic Women of the Year

This past Monday, Pro Mujer Co-Founder Lynne Patterson was one of five women honored at an event held by Traditional Home as part of its seventh annual “Classic Woman Awards.” Editor-in-Chief Ann Omvig Maine and Natalie Morales of NBC’s “Today” show co-hosted a special award ceremony luncheon at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York City. The “Classic Woman Awards,”…
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