Following the success of the Road to Growth pilot in Nigeria and thanks to further support from the ExxonMobil Foundation, we launched Road to Growth in Mexico in January 2018.
The first phase of the project provided six weeks of support to 500 women entrepreneurs, focusing on business management and investment readiness, support with developing a growth plan and mentoring support from industry and business experts. The project was delivered using our custom built ‘blended learning’ curriculum.
In the second phase, 100 of these entrepreneurs went on to receive intensive business support over the following six months, including extended training, personalised mentoring sessions and the opportunity to pitch to potential partners and investors.
To find out more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem for women entrepreneurs in Mexico, take a look at our report and infographic: ‘Understanding how to unleash the untapped potential of women entrepreneurs in Mexico’.
To read more about the programme in Spanish, visit the Road to Growth Mexico website.
In 2019 we will be extending this programme to 180 additional women entrepreneurs.
Founded in 2016, Bedu is a non-conventional business school committed to teaching the business skills needed to launch, operate and develop successful businesses. Bedu combines online learning with in person classroom sessions and personalized coaching to make sure every student has both the flexibility and personalized attention they need to thrive. Bedu’s programs are created by education and business experts, delivering state of the art content. The courses include training, mentoring, industry experts and networking events with key players in Mexico’s entrepreneurial community.
Understanding How to Unleash the Untapped Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Mexico
Published: January 2018
This report was produced by Value for Women (VFW) as part of our Road to Women’s Business Growth project in Mexico, supported by the ExxonMobil Foundation. Aimed at understanding Mexico’s current entrepreneurial ecosystem and the financial and non-financial barriers facing female entrepreneurs, the report summarizes a more comprehensive assessment undertaken in 2017 which examined the characteristics of women-led, small and growing businesses in Mexico. The report is also available in Spanish.
This infographic summarises the report’s key findings.