Beatriz Gasca Acevedo – Navigating crossroads

A power talk from Beatriz Gasca Acevedo, Latin America Chair of the Global Campaign Board, for the Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business summit, exploring and challenging the gender stereotypes holding women entrepreneurs back from success and equality. Because we won’t wait 250+ years for women to have economic equality.

Because we won’t wait 250+ years for women to have economic equality.


Women Entrepreneurs Mean Business (9 to 19 November 2021) sought to galvanise urgent action to tackle gender stereotypes, with an incredible line-up of celebrated women entrepreneurs, high profile thought leaders on women’s economic empowerment, policymakers, academics, activists. Together, the Foundation, speakers and attendees are united by a common refusal to wait the 250+ years it is currently predicted to take for women to have economic equality with men.

Day two—”Inclusive Supply Chains: creating equal opportunities for women in supply chains”—featured a power talk from renowned entrepreneur Beatriz Gasca Acevedo, Human Resources and Social Responsibility Expert, and Cherie Blair Foundation for Women Global Campaign Board Chair (Latin America). This inspiring session for women entrepreneurs offered top tips on how to juggle competing priorities and avoid burnout as both a business owner and primary care-giver.

Together, these sessions and the Foundation’s research report on the impact of gender stereotypes on women entrepreneurs set out the clear case for eradicating the gender gap in entrepreneurship and supporting women entrepreneurs, as well as identifying strong calls to action for different stakeholders at every level.