Meet the Mexican women entrepreneurs who are thriving in their business.
Be inspired by their stories!
And resolve to heed the advice I’ll give you in the post.
This is female entrepreneurship in Mexico
Women are taking up more and more space in the Mexican economy every day. They currently make up almost half of the country’s workforce.
Entrepreneurship in trade, services and manufacturing is most often created by women.
But that’s not all.
Women entrepreneurs in Mexico are characterized by their level of education, their innovative strength and their foresight when starting a business.
It is estimated that 65% of women entrepreneurs have a university degree and not only that, they have a higher graduation rate than men.
Perhaps for this reason, women’s companies are registering more solid business plans and 99% off their financial debt.
A curious data:
This underlines the importance of further promoting the creation and development of businesses led by women.
Consider the following example…
Mexican women entrepreneurs who inspire
The women I am about to describe to you have put aside stereotypes, envisioned a business opportunity and put their skills, education or experience in the industry into practice.
Be inspired by their stories!
Claudia Heredia Kinchink
Claudia is the founder of Kichink, a company that grew out of a Google competition held in 2015 involving 11 female-led startups.
Kichink is a technological platform that allows users to market their products online.
The company started with 300 stores but gradually grew and currently has more than 45,000 in Mexico and the United States.
Eva Gonda Rivera
Did you know that 50% of FEMSA stock is owned by a woman?
Well, the fact of the matter is that Eva Gonda, while staying on the fringes of public life, is one of the leading women in business.
Anna Victoria Garcia
Marketing specialist, graduated from Universidad de Anáhuac and founder of Victoria 147, a technological platform that is more than just a business accelerator.
Victoria 147 was established to promote gender equality, educate and empower women in the country.
A very genius founder and founder of “Mujeres Conectadas”, a platform that connects companies with entrepreneurs in the technology sector to generate strategic alliances.
Dubbed the “tinder of the economy” by many, this application promotes women’s entrepreneurship, inclusion and gender equality.
Mujeres Conectadas currently brings together more than 3,000 technology entrepreneurs.
She is the founder of a startup dedicated to training migrants in Mexico in software development.
This is one of the social businesses recognized by the MIT Technology Review because it is not only lucrative but also has a positive impact on the community.
These were just examples, because there are many women entrepreneurs in Mexico who have managed to balance their personal lives with business.
If you’re thinking of following in the footsteps of these successful entrepreneurs, here’s what you need to consider…
Tips for Entrepreneurs
I’ll give you some tips that will help you break through society’s stereotypes about male and female entrepreneurship.
- Information is power, so the more you know about a given topic, the better. Keep on training and educate yourself on the latest market trends and business leadership.
- Have confidence in yourself.
- Join a network of women entrepreneurs to share ideas, perspectives and draw from other experiences.
- Most Mexican entrepreneurs use personal loans to start businesses. It’s not ideal. Look for support from financial and private institutions that provide assistance to entrepreneurs in a specific sector.
- Do not forget that the most important thing in a company is execution, so pay attention to the goals, objectives, strategy and company leadership.
Who do Mexican women entrepreneurs count on?
The first thing to note is that…
This underscores the female leadership in this country, which is why the government is developing programs to encourage and empower entrepreneurship.
In 2016 she started the support program for women entrepreneurs called “Mujeres Pyme” where she helps with advice, support and financing for companies.
A study conducted by the International Finance Corporation, IFC, has shown that Mexican women entrepreneurs represent a $6.502 million business opportunity.
You can also count on business accelerators and incubators such as:
- win 147
- Angel Ventures.
- The Incubator of the National Chamber of Commerce of Mexico City.
These incubators help business people and entrepreneurs to start, consolidate and grow lucrative businesses in the country or that have a positive impact on the communities.
Will you be doing business in Mexico?
The cases I have given you are examples of very successful women in business. Entrepreneurs who are characterized by innovative strength, creativity and perseverance.
Claudia Heredia, Ana Victoria García and Marcela Torres are just a few examples of the vision of Mexican women entrepreneurs.
In conclusion, I advise you to pay attention to the series of articles of successful women of the world in the blog.
Thank you for reading us.
Until next time!