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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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Mujeres de Cambio: A Network of Women Entrepreneurs Ready to Change Latin America

Pro Mujer is proud of our partnership with Disruptivo TV to continue empowering women entrepreneurs in Mexico through access to mentorship and trainings. Women entrepreneurs in Latin America continue to be at disadvantage compared to men. From a disproportionate lack of access to financial services and impact investment funds that meet their needs, to discrimination…
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Incorporating gender inclusive strategies into any business or investment

Through a set of checklists, investors and financial services providers can include a gender lens into their portfolio to support women-led businesses, advance gender equality and strengthen economies in Latin America. Investors have the power to advance gender equality and strengthen economies in Latin America. They play an important role in supporting women-led businesses and businesses that create products that positively impact women and girls. Investing with women…
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A Gender Lens Investing Scorecard Helps Investors and Companies Advance Gender Equality

As part of Pro Mujer’s efforts to strengthen gender lens investing in Latin America, we have joined forces with Deetken Impact, an impact investing firm in Canada, to create an innovative Scorecard to help investors and companies incorporate a gender approach to their investments and business models. The Scorecard was developed as part of the…
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4 Ways Investors Can Directly Address the Gender Gap

In Latin America, women entrepreneurs often face barriers when accessing needed capital to start and grow their businesses. Applying a gender lens into the investment process is fundamental to help close the gender gap. Investors have an important role to play in advancing economic progress and gender equity in Latin America. Evidence-based research shows that…
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From Pilot to Reality, Individual Loans Come to Pro Mujer in Mexico

With the support of the MetLife Foundation, Pro Mujer is developing, piloting, and rolling out new financial products that provide low-income women with more flexibility and options. Our new product – the Individual Loan within the Communal Bank (ILCB) – offers women the ability to take out individualized loans for the first time with Pro…
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Pro Mujer Mexico Celebrates Client Leadership with Workshops, Health Screenings and…Zumba!

Graciela Cortez Ordoñez faced many of the challenges shared by low-income women across Latin America—economic uncertainty, domestic strife and a sense of isolation. Graciela shared these experiences with a group of 300 of her peers during Pro Mujer’s annual Día de la Socia Líder (Client Leadership Day), which honors women who are Pro Mujer clients…
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Powering Through the Work Week with JPMorgan Mexico. The Fuel? Women's Economic Empowerment & Leadership

          By Lucia Diaz-Martin Account Manager, Strategic Partnerships for Pro Mujer Women across the world have disproportionately low access to professional growth and opportunities. In fact, recent reports find that only 21% of senior management positions in North America and 23% of positions in Latin America are held by women. Women…
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