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Pro Mujer Strengthens Existing Partnerships to Support More Women Entrepreneurs in Argentina

With continued support from the Fondo Nacional de Capital Social (the National Social Capital Fund, FONCAP), Pro Mujer has reaffirmed its commitment to women entrepreneurs in Argentina, particularly those that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Although the COVID-19 pandemic forced her to close her food stand in Salta, in Northern Argentina, Martina, who has been a Pro Mujer client for 10 years, refused to give up and was…
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Using Your Leadership Skills to Transform your Business

Here are some strategies that women entrepreneurs can use to face the challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  By Karla Gallardo, CEO of VIWALA  The COVID-19 pandemic has had an immediate and outsized impact on women entrepreneurs in Latin America. They are running a higher risk of having to close their businesses for prolonged periods of time, leading to a substantial decrease in and/or total loss of their…
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Pro Mujer, Deetken Impact, and USAID Launch the Ilu Toolbox to Promote Gender Equity in Companies

The Ilu Toolbox helps companies address internal gender gaps and can be used to promote and attract gender lens investing that generates both economic and social returns.  Pro Mujer, in collaboration with Deetken Impact, a Canadian impact asset manager, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), created and launched an interactive toolbox to help small and medium businesses in Latin America incorporate gender lens and improve…
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Pro Mujer and Acrux Partners Join Forces to Develop the Next generation of Gender Lens Investment opportunities and vehicles in Latin America

New York, Buenos Aires, London – June 7, 2021 Pro Mujer a mission-driven social enterprise focused on empowering women in Latin America, announced today that it is partnering with Acrux Partners, an impact investment advisory firm specialized in the development of financing solutions equitable development, to jointly develop the next generation of Gender Lens Investment…
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Deetken Impact and Pro Mujer receive US$1.3M from USAID to advance gender equality and promote gender smart practices in SMEs in Latin America

Deetken Impact and Pro Mujer receive US$1.3 million from USAID to augment the Ilu Women’s Empowerment Fund through three main components—incremental capital, technical assistance, and knowledge dissemination and advocacy. View the original press release here Vancouver, BC – Impact asset manager Deetken Impact and mission-driven social enterprise Pro Mujer today announce a partnership with USAID…
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Gender Lens Investing: A way to advance women's leadership in Latin America

By Natalia Wills, Country Representative at Pro Mujer Mexico Without gender equality, it won’t be possible to achieve sustainable development for humanity and our planet. This is why we need to double down on efforts and innovate to develop new mechanisms that accelerate closing gaps that disproportionately affect women. Gender lens investing is one way…
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Expanding health care access requires a gender perspective

By Marcos Lavandera, Global Health Innovation and Technology Coordinator Women’s leadership is essential in breaking down the barriers that exist around health care access and contributing to the development of Latin America. There is ample evidence that social structures as they currently exist are putting women at a disadvantage in numerous areas, including health care.…
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Technology and Innovation: Transforming and Empowering Women in Latin America

Jimena Barreras, Project Manager for Digital Transformation Technology plays an important role in closing digital gaps. It also increases women’s autonomy, strengthens their innate leadership, and above all, helps guarantee access to fundamental resources—such as health care and education—that can improve quality of life for women and their families. To create technologies with social impact,…
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Leading Together

Aura Estela Picado, Financial Services Manager in Nicaragua “Leading together” reminds me of Pro Mujer’s first slogan: Together, we can move forward. It has inspired me to join other women to change history. Together, we can take care of each other and be leaders to transform lives. That’s exactly what Pro Mujer means to me:…
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