To strengthen economies, promote diversity of thought,
boost businesses and advance gender equality.


DID YOU KNOW?

 Latin America could see $2.6 trillion in annual growth if women’s labor force participation equaled men’s.

Investors focusing on companies where gender diversity is an important strategy are rewarded with higher returns of 3.5%.

GENDER LENSES IN PRACTICE



To strengthen economies, promote diversity of thought,
boost businesses and advance gender equality.


DID YOU KNOW?

 Latin America could see $2.6 trillion in annual growth if women’s labor force participation equaled men’s.

Investors focusing on companies where gender diversity is an important strategy are rewarded with higher returns of 3.5%.

GENDER LENSES IN PRACTICE

With a 30-year track record investing in women, Pro Mujer has a responsibility to lead in the advancement of investment strategies that will drive greater equality for Latin America’s women.

 

ILU WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FUND:
UNLEASHING THE POWER OF WOMEN THROUGH GENDER LENS INVESTMENTS

 

In 2019, Pro Mujer partnered with Deetken Impact to launch the Ilu Women’s Empowerment Fund to invest in a diversified portfolio of highimpact businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean that incorporate gender strategies in their business models.

USD $35MM of which USD
$21MM has been committed
and the first $11MMD has been deployed.
ILU WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FUND

 

SCORECARD TOOL We have also developed a scoring tool to help guide Ilu’s investment process, and will also be made available to encourage investors and enterprises alike to

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCOREBOARD

To catalyze the Ilu Women’s Empowerment Fund, we are grateful to the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC), for committing USD $10 million of senior debt financing to the fund. DFC’s investment will advance its 2X Women’s Initiative, which has catalyzed more than USD $1 billion in capital to empower women in developing countries around the world.

VIWALA: Catalyzing Small and Medium Enterprises in Mexico

 

Through the venture VIWALA, we are developing innovative financing mechanisms for early stage enterprises, and developing a gender smart strategy to support enterprises that promote women’s leadership and whose products or services impact positively the lives of women and girls. Supporting partners include USAID, Timke, Compromiso Social Citibanamex, and ANDE. We have secured $1 million in capital committments from the private sector, and have accelerated businesses for 60+ entrepreneurs.

With a 30-year track record investing in women, Pro Mujer has a responsibility to lead in the advancement of investment strategies that will drive greater equality for Latin America’s women.

 

ILU WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FUND:
UNLEASHING THE POWER OF WOMEN THROUGH GENDER LENS INVESTMENTS

 

In 2019, Pro Mujer partnered with Deetken Impact to launch the Ilu Women’s Empowerment Fund to invest in a diversified portfolio of highimpact businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean that incorporate gender strategies in their business models.

USD $35MM of which USD
$21MM has been committed
and the first $11MMD has been deployed.
ILU WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT FUND

 

SCORECARD TOOL We have also developed a scoring tool to help guide Ilu’s investment process, and will also be made available to encourage investors and enterprises alike to

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SCOREBOARD

To catalyze the Ilu Women’s Empowerment Fund, we are grateful to the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC), for committing USD $10 million of senior debt financing to the fund. DFC’s investment will advance its 2X Women’s Initiative, which has catalyzed more than USD $1 billion in capital to empower women in developing countries around the world.

VIWALA: Catalyzing Small and Medium Enterprises in Mexico

 

Through the venture VIWALA, we are developing innovative financing mechanisms for early stage enterprises, and developing a gender smart strategy to support enterprises that promote women’s leadership and whose products or services impact positively the lives of women and girls. Supporting partners include USAID, Timke, Compromiso Social Citibanamex, and ANDE. We have secured $1 million in capital committments from the private sector, and have accelerated businesses for 60+ entrepreneurs.


 

Gender inclusive strategies

Gender lens investing scorecard

4 ways investors can reduce gender gap

What is gender lens investing?

Bridging the Gap Report

 

Gender inclusive strategies

Gender lens investing scorecard

4 ways investors can reduce gender gap

What is gender lens investing?

Bridging the Gap Report