Quiénes son las emprendedoras de alto crecimiento y qué las motiva

Nuevo estudio del FOMIN y Ernst & Young analiza retos de las mujeres emprendedoras

jueves, 13 de marzo de 2014/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (7656)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Happy Women's Day: What makes women happy?


The day after a very successful closing event for a MIF-funded project to strengthen women entrepreneurs, held last Friday in Lima, Peru, I found myself browsing through a major Peruvian newspaper over a delicious ceviche at the airport, waiting to fly back to Washington. It was March 8thInternational  Women’s Day, and the paper featured commemorated the day with dedicated articles, columns, a photo essay and coverage of several events that had taken place the day before. While the articles were inspiring in many ways, recognizing the need to strengthen gender equality and support women entrepreneurs in growing their businesses, a four page series of Women’s Day ads for discounts on mixers and other household goods caught my eye. They were not very different from the now dusty ads of smiling housewives in the 1950's.

lunes, 10 de marzo de 2014/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (7267)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Categorias: BlogsEmprendedoras

Smart Aid and the MIF

In 2013, the MIF received the highest SmartAid score awarded to date from CGAP (the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor). SmartAid is an index that measures the effectiveness of institutions that fund financial inclusion projects. In this video, MIF General Manager Nancy Lee, Chief of the Access to Finance Unit Tomas Miller, and Senior Specialist Sergio Navajas talk about the experience of going through the SmartAid process and how the lessons learned will benefit the MIF going forward.
jueves, 30 de enero de 2014/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (4446)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
Etiquetas: SmartAid

Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla congratulates the MIF

Our specialist in Costa Rica, Betsy Murray, captured this spontaneous tribute to the MIF by Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica, at the inauguration of two early childhood development centers on January 9. The centers are operated by Fundación Dehvi with the support of a MIF project. This was the first milestone of the project, which was approved in February 2013.  
jueves, 16 de enero de 2014/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (5064)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

WeXchange: What will you do differently come Monday morning?

Still a little tired from my morning flight, I am very excited about the MIF’s first ever pitching conference, WeXchange, held in Miami this week with over 50 women entrepreneurs – and an equal number of investors.

I hope they were energized by the sessions, speakers, and mentoring sessions. I myself was impressed by the creativity and dynamism of these women and their business ideas, led of course by the winner of our pitching competition, Angela Cois, whose start-up Last Room makes last minute hotel reservations really easy. But the runners-up were also impressive: Cecilia Calderon of Chile-based DentiDesk, Sylvia Chebi of Greentizen, Uruguay; Ana Hornstein of Fotter, Argentina; Montse Piquer of Nidmi, Spain; and Yanina Baglieri of DineroTaxi, Argentina, and all the other businesswomen I talked to over the couple of days. To help you come back Monday morning ready to take on your next big idea, I wanted to briefly put together some of the recommendations.

viernes, 13 de diciembre de 2013/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (8029)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating