Partners

PRO MUJER JOINS THE COUNCIL FOR INCLUSIVE CAPITALISM

Pro Mujer’s CEO, Maria Cavalcanti, has joined the Council for Inclusive Capitalism as a Steward to announce measurable actions Pro Mujer is taking to create a more inclusive economy and drive prosperity in Latin America. New York – Pro Mujer announced on August 11, 2021, that its President and CEO, Maria Cavalcanti, has joined the…
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Serving the missing middle with a Gender Lens

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are significant job creators in Latin American economies, representing almost 60% of formal employment in the region. However, SMEs are significantly less productive than large companies, representing only 25% of the value produced in the region, and not all SMEs are created equal—some will stay small and less productive,…
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INCARCERATED WOMEN IN MEXICO RECEIVE MAMMOGRAMS

Empowering women’s access to health care, no matter where they are. As part of the Tod@s por Ellas campaign to fight breast cancer, Pro Mujer worked with Voz MCM, Fundación Merced, La Cana, Proyecto de Reinserción Social AC, FUCAM AC, and AVON to donate 41 mammograms to incarcerated women in Mexico. In addition to providing women access to mammograms, the campaign also includes a Facebook…
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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 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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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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'You can’t do it alone’- Learning from female entrepreneurs

LA CANA is a women-led business that provides jobs to incarcerated women in Mexico. As part of our series of blogs to highlight the impact gender lens investing has on our communities, here’s the story of Raquel and her business. LA CANA is part of New Ventures Mexico, a financial catalyst and Pro Mujer’s ally.…
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Gender Bias and the Challenges of Becoming a Female Entrepreneur

“Feeling scared about asking for financial help and concerned about not getting clients” is how Sofia Cruz del Rio described her first days after starting her own business, Tekiti, in Mexico. After seven challenging years, Tekiti has grown into a company that promotes Mexican culture in the hotel industry while supporting Mexican artisans who produce…
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COVID-19 hasn’t stopped Pro Mujer from tackling ‘period poverty’

The reality for millions of people is that they menstruate with shame, unsafely and unhygienically. The taboo and stigma that accompanies menstruation in many communities creates inequalities around the world. According to UNICEF, around 500 million women and girls lack access to clean bathrooms and facilities to take care of their menstruation. In Latin America,…
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