At a Glance
The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the country’s Equal Futures focal point institution. The focus of the government commitments and policy advice is on women’s economic empowerment.
In 2012, Mexico and United States signed a memorandum on the promotion of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment and human rights. A year later, Mexico formally became part of the Equal Futures Partnership initiative.
Through the exchange of best practices between Mexico and United States, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs identified projects and programs to promote women’s economic empowerment, among gender-based violence survivors.
MEXICO’S EQUAL FUTURES PARTNERSHIP COMMITMENTS
Our priorities and commitments remain as follows:
Promoting empowerment and economic opportunities of young women, adolescent women, and girls
Preventing and combating gender violence
Promoting and strengthening women’s political participation
Main Activities of the Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC).
MUSEIC is working to promote and strengthen the cross-border design and innovation system to complement our cross-border production system.
This is an online tool that promotes training and linking entrepreneurs. It identifies more than 90 support agencies (including chambers of commerce, investment funds, research centers, banks, consultants and associations) that provide useful to entrepreneurs in Mexico and the United States information.
MUJERES PYME offers access to financing with low rate by a guarantee fund backed by the government of the Mexico, as well as international certifications granted by We Connect.
WBENC will also feature panel discussions, seminars, presentations and receptions for networking.
- Platform “Your Entrepreneurial Challenge”
- Incorporation of Canada to the Subcommittee on Entrepreneurship led by the Women of Museic in April 2015.
- First Meeting of Women Entrepreneurs of Mexico, USA and Canada, in June 2015 in Austin, Texas. The meeting was held within the framework of the National Conference and Business Fair organized by the Council of Women Entrepreneurs and Businesswomen USA (WBENC).
- Launch of the MUJERES PYME Program. President Enrique Peña Nieto announced the MUJERES PYME Program on March 8, 2016, during the International Women's Day. This initiative began in 2014 under MUSEIC, with the creation of a guarantee fund that will provide credit to women entrepreneurs between INADEM, NAFIN and INMUJERES.
- Seminar on Business Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs in North America, organized by ProMéxico in Oaxaca on March 9TH and 10TH of 2016. The event presented women entrepreneurs the opportunities offered by the US market, through examples of success stories and testimonials from women entrepreneurs. In addition, issues related to the access to finance, and the economic empowerment of women were presented. Also, a business conference was held between Mexican entrepreneurs and buyers from the US and Canada, in the sectors of agro-industry and the textile industry.
- 8th Summit of Gender- North America and Latin America, in Mexico City on April 28TH and 29TH 2016, organized by the Presidency of the Republic of Mexico and CONACYT, together with US and Canadian institutions.
- Panel on Agro-Business and Conference on Business Opportunities for Global Entrepreneurs, organized in collaboration with ProMéxico, on June 1ST and 2ND 2016. The business meeting seeks to increase the presence of domestic products in North America.
- Trade Mission of Mexican, American, and Canadian entrepreneurs, organized by the Canadian Foreign Ministry, in Atlanta, Georgia, from June 15TH to June 17TH. The trade mission will focus on the sectors of information technology, construction, energy, textile and clothing, pharmaceutical chemist, health, among others.
- National Conference and Business Fair of Women Entrepreneurs Council and US Entrepreneurs (WBENC), from June 20TH to the 23RD in Orlando, Florida. This is one of the largest conferences for women to access the supply chains of the largest US companies
- Trilateral Businesswomen Mission to Mexico City in November, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Canadian Foreign Ministry.