Road to Growth in Mexico

Our Road to Growth programme ran in Mexico from 2018-2019.

Following the success of the Road to Growth pilot in Nigeria and thanks to further support from the ExxonMobil Foundation, the Foundation launched Road to Growth in Mexico in January 2018.

In 2018, Road to Growth in Mexico supported 500 women entrepreneurs

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’.

In 2019, Road to Growth in Mexico supported 180 women entrepreneurs

As with the previous year’s programme, we focused on supporting women entrepreneurs through a two-phased approach. The first phase of the project provided 180 women entrepreneurs with six weeks of support focusing on their business management and investment readiness skills. The support was delivered through our custom built “blended learning” curriculum that provides face to face and online learning.

Fifty of the women entrepreneurs entered a second phase of our programme, where they will receive intensive business support over six months, including extended training, personalised mentoring sessions and the opportunity to pitch to potential partners and investors.

Watch our video of Lubet's Road to Growth journey in Mexico:

Lubet is one of the hundreds of women who was supported by Road to Growth in Mexico. Read her full story, or watch the animation in Spanish, by clicking the link below.

Road to Growth's impact in Mexico

100% of Road to Growth participants in Mexico in 2018 and 2019 had a clearer vision and direction for their business after the programme

92% of Road to Growth participants in Mexico in 2018 and 2019 felt more comfortable speaking with lenders

80% of Road to Growth participants in Mexico in 2018 and 2019 had implemented new or improved methods, procedures and processes

Road to Growth: an intensive business management and investment readiness programme

Road to Growth is one of the Foundation's three flagship programmes, which also include HerVenture and the Mentoring Women in Business programme. The programme is delivered over seven weeks, covering a new topic every week. Road to Growth is currently delivered in Nigeria, Kenya and Guyana.

Find out more!

Take a look at our infographic about the impact of Road to Growth Mexico:

Our partners

Road to Growth in Mexico was supported by our partner the ExxonMobil Foundation and delivered with our partner BEDU.