Lubet, who took part in the Foundation’s Road to Growth programme in Mexico, runs a business training consultancy. Hear her story, where she reflects on how the programme supported her to develop her skills, achieve her dreams, inspire her family and be part of a wave of women’s empowerment in Mexico.

Women entrepreneurs in Mexico face many gendered barriers, lacking the confidence, access to capital, skills and networks to take their small businesses to the next level. However, if women and men participated equally in the economy, by 2025 GDP in Mexico would increase by 43%.

Our Road to Growth programme helps break these barriers. Adaptable and scalable for different countries and contexts, it supports women entrepreneurs through an intensive six-week learning course, empowering them to take their small businesses to the next level.

Road to Growth is made possible thanks to our partners ExxonMobil Foundation. Together with Mexico City business school Bedu, over two years we were able to support 680 Mexican women, like Lubet, to build their skills and grow their businesses. Watch her story here!

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We call upon companies, business leaders and philanthropists to support us to continue tackling the global gender gap by empowering thousands of women with the skills, resources and networks they need to participate equally as entrepreneurs. Together, we can help more women like Lubet to achieve their ambitions, support their families and communities, and contribute to their economies.

If you would like to discuss our programmes, partnerships and collaborations, please get in touch with us today!

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Lubet is one of the 175,000 women entrepreneurs we’ve directly supported since the Foundation began.

In January 2020, we launched the ambitious mission to reach another 100,000 women, and by extension their families and communities, by the end of 2022. You can be part of this fantastic impact too: join our 100,000 Women Campaign as a partner, supporter or donor today!

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Our new report reveals COVID-19’s shocking impacts on women entrepreneurs in low and middle income countries, and the appalling knock-on effects on their families, communities and economies.

We urgently call on governments, multilateral organisations, the private sector and civil society to invest in these women, both to support a speedy and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and work towards the full realisation of women’s human rights.

Read and share our annual audit report today.

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