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This Program Introduces Women to International Markets

By Marisol García Fuentes Support for women favors economic growth. A report by the McKinsey Global Institute indicates that a strengthening of gender equality could represent an increase of 12 trillion dollars to world GDP by the year 2025, which in Latin America would represent an approximate of 1.1 trillion dollars. According to World Bank data, globally, one in three companies is owned by…

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5 Reasons Women in Ecommerce Should Stick Together

Women entrepreneurs are making their mark in the business world by taking on new challenges daily and are finding great success. According to nonprofit organization Catalyst, women hold only 6 percent of CEO positions in the S&P 500. That percentage jumps considerably when you look at ecommerce, as Amazon data company Jungle Scout reports 32 percent of sellers are women. But even this statistic reveals a gender gap in the business. Women…

This Entrepreneur Launched a Page to Teach Sustainable Living

By Bernardo Flores Heymann Valeria Horton finished college in May 2020, two months after the COVID-19 lockdown had stopped everything in Mexico. With a stagnant economy and few job offers for recent graduates, Valeria decided to take advantage of the crisis to start a business. This is their story and with the sole objective of promoting their entrepreneurship, I pitch the idea to…

9 Questions About Female Entrepreneurship and Their Answers

By Victoria147 Entrepreneurship is present within professional and personal purposes, but various factors can interpose when starting the adventure and inhibit female leadership; although based on the analysis of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) , when women undertake, they do so more successfully than men. “The questions will be present in our lives at all times, but it is necessary to go…

Zimbabwe’s Women Look Beyond Patriarchal Boundaries

By Jackie Abramian “Institute for Young Women Development was inspired by my personal reality of being a girl child from a poverty-stricken family in rural communal lands of Mashonaland Central Province in Zimbabwe,” says Glanis Changachirere who in 2009, at age 26 founded IYWD to reverse societal disregard for investing in young girls’ and women’s safety, education and future. “I lived with…