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What are the financial and non-financial barriers women entrepreneurs currently face in Mexico, and what can be done to help them thrive?

This is the question our latest report explores, following an assessment into women-led small and growing businesses in Mexico.

If full gender parity were achieved on different economic indicators, GDP in Mexico would increase by 43% by 2025. But despite the fact that women in Mexico have reached parity in primary, secondary, and tertiary education enrollment rates, they continue to inhabit the least productive and innovative sectors and face barriers to their business aspirations.

Understanding How to Unleash the Untapped Potential of Women Entrepreneurs in Mexico was produced by Value for Women as part of our plans to bring our Road to Women’s Business Growth project to Mexico, thanks to support from the ExxonMobil Foundation. The initiative will build the business and financial literacy skills of 500 women entrepreneurs through a blended learning programme which combines classroom training with online learning.

Our Road to Women’s Business Growth initiative was successfully piloted with 500 women business owners in Nigeria in 2015-16 – also with support from the ExxonMobil Foundation.

Check out the report  and explore the key findings below.

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