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How one Branch in Mexico Highlights our Greatest Asset – Our People

One hour north of Mexico City lies Tultepec, a small and vibrant town with nearly 60,000 residents. The fireworks industry is the main driver of the local economy, and more than 50 percent of Mexico’s hand-crafted fireworks production takes place in the city. Given the impact that the trade has on this beautiful town, it…
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2018 Competencia de Innovación Pro Mujer

¡GANA UN VIAJE GRATIS! Innovación significa implementar ideas creativas para generar y mantener el valor. Esto puede significar crear un nuevo servicio, sistema o proceso, o mejorar los existentes.   Para que Pro Mujer mejore continuamente, es crucial que busquemos de forma constante las nuevas ideas y los comentarios de todos nuestros colaboradores. El objetivo…
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Microsoft Teaches Digital Skills to Pro Mujer Women

As technology continues to advance, access to tech and the development of digital skills have become critically necessary. Yet, barriers such as cost, access to broadband networks, security and digital literacy have meant that women in Latin America remain 25% less likely than their male counterparts to use digital services. Countries throughout the region need…
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Pro Mujer: Journey to Becoming an Exponential Organization

I stared at what appeared to be a standard black Lincoln sedan – but the vehicle in question was anything but ordinary. As I sat in the back seat, I watched as the car navigated around an empty parking lot – turning as we reached the end of the road – all without the assistance…
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Impulsando la igualdad de género por medio del emprendimiento

Fecha de Publicación: Julio 2017 Autor: Scott Anderson Fuente: NextBillion Impulsando la igualdad de género por medio del emprendimiento: Una sesión de preguntas y respuestas con la CEO de Pro Mujer, María Cavalcanti Nota del editor: A lo largo del 2017, NextBillion ha estádo programando contenidos acerca de un tema mensual, dedicándole especial atención a un…
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Carmen Adelaida Cruz

Before joining Pro Mujer, Carmen Adelaida Cruz used to sell beauty products off a catalogue in the northern Argentine province of Jujuy. During her catalogue selling years, Carmen’s son José Alberto was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. The mother of five put her sales on hold to care for her son. She soon…
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Honoring John Weberg for His Lasting Impact on Pro Mujer

John Weberg, friend and major donor to Pro Mujer, passed on April 2nd in his home in Phoenix, Arizona. John’s generous contributions – $10 million over 12 years – enabled Pro Mujer to develop and expand its services to more than 2 million women in Latin American and to change the lives of future generations. John’s…
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Miriam Amparo

Miriam Amparo Malaga Chora works 14-hour days. The mother of two young girls is a proud and ever busy restaurant owner in the southern Peruvian province of Arequipa. Prior to joining Pro Mujer, Miriam’s business consisted of a small, street food stand. Today, her loyal customers are served lunch and dinner in a comfortable indoor…
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Pro Mujer Thanks Erik E. Bergstrom for His Friendship and Support

At Pro Mujer, we are greatly saddened by the recent passing of Erik E. Bergstrom, a special and wonderful friend who helped improve and transform the lives of thousands of women served by our organization. Erik attended Whitman College where he studied economics and psychology, graduating magna cum laude. He founded Bergstrom Capital Corporation, an…
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Las Kory Warmis: Healing from Violence through Performance

  In Bolivia, a Pro Mujer-supported theater group called “Las Kory Warmis” gives bold and compelling performances that explore stories of abuse and survival as experienced by women. This grassroots troupe does important work in breaking the silence on the many forms of violence women face in Bolivia and around the world every day. This…
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