How to do business in Haiti? Invest in women and in partnerships

A few days ago, I attended the 4th Annual Haiti Business Investment Expo and Conference, here in Washington, D.C.

There was a large Haitian turnout among the participants: The Expo hosted no less than 48 Haitian businesses and associations, providing networking opportunities for the participants between the discussion sessions. Other NGOs, enterprises, financial institutions and donors also participated on panels such as “registering a business in Haiti”, “Haiti’s investment opportunities”, and “partnering to grow the manufacturing and textiles industry”.


jueves, 20 de junio de 2013/Author: Nara Meli/Number of views (8122)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categorias: BlogsHaití

The Entrepreneurs of the Future: Women!

I recently got back from Buenos Aires, where I spent International Women's Day (IWD) surrounded by entrepreneurs, most of them women. It was a very different IWD for me. Not only because I found myself in a part of the world that I don't get to visit that often, but because for the first time in such a day I wasn't listening to women refer to their situation with respect to men as being disadvantaged. The message I received was actually quite the opposite. On Friday March 8th, I met a group of seven women entrepreneurs, who have started internet companies in the Latin America in the past year or two. 

jueves, 4 de abril de 2013/Author: Monica Pina Alzugaray/Number of views (9517)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Female Entrepreneurship Development: Ability, Circumstance and Choice

This post was written by Ruta Aidis, Assistant Director Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy (CEPP)

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor's 2012 Global Report identifies five countries in which women’s entrepreneurship rates surpass or are equal to those of men. Two of these countries, Panama and Ecuador, are in Latin America. At first glance, this seems like a very positive development! Several paragraphs down in the report, however, we notice that most of these female entrepreneurs are necessity-based, i.e. they started businesses “out of necessity” as opposed to “out of opportunity.”

martes, 12 de marzo de 2013/Author: Laura Giraldo/Number of views (14227)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categorias: BlogsEmprendedoras

Apoyando a mujeres emprendedoras en Uruguay

El FOMIN, Endeavor Uruguay y OMEU unen esfuerzos

jueves, 24 de enero de 2013/Author: Claudia Moreno/Number of views (11583)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Women entrepreneurs “making it work” in the Caribbean

This year’s Foromic couldn’t have started in a more glamorous way: two successful women entrepreneurs from the Caribbean, Magalie Dresse and Anya Ayoung Chee, lightened up the over 1,000 participants crowded in the conference plenary hall by sharing their experiences in starting and sustaining businesses.

martes, 2 de octubre de 2012/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (7084)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categorias: BlogsForomic