Breaking Barriers to Expand Opportunities for Women-Led Businesses in Latin America
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in Collaboration with Pro Mujer
leading women's non-profit development organization, Pro Mujer, will carry forward with WFI’s support recommendations from the 2019-2020 Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) team.
This project will push forward strategies to break barriers limiting women entrepreneurs from raising and accessing investment capital in Mexico and Central America at large. These strategies included developing a gender strategy geared towards facilitating capital flows to women-led businesses such as gathering gender-disaggregated data and curating inclusive marketing campaigns; encouraging business development services (BDS) providers to expand opportunities for women- led businesses by forging international partnerships and inclusive programming; and deepening the relationship between BDS providers and investors to create an investment path for women entrepreneurs.