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OVER 150 BUSINESS WOMEN AT THE SECOND ANNUAL FORUM WECONNECT INTERNATIONAL IN MEXICO

OVER 150 BUSINESS WOMEN AT THE SECOND ANNUAL FORUM WECONNECT INTERNATIONAL IN MEXICO

Posted by Alejandra Romo on September 26, 2013

Francisco N. González Díaz, General Director of ProMéxico, affirms that the country needs its business women, their ideas, creativity and innovation to increase productivity and development by participating in the Second Annual Forum “Integrating Business Women in Global Value Chains”, organized by WEConnect International (WEC), in Guadalajara, Jalisco.

Before Anthony Wayne, U.S. Ambassador in Mexico, over 150 business people, corporate members from transnationals and authorities from Jalisco, he stated that Mexico currently occupies 4th place in Latin America for its business environment in favour of the female sector, following Chile, Peru and Colombia, all a part of the Pacific Alliance.

He added, “In the government of the Republic we are committed to creating a business environment favourable to women”.

He highlighted that ProMéxico contributes to this goal through the Model of Alliances with Transnational Companies, which strives on following up on productive processes of the multinationals in our country in order to identify which national companies can be such suppliers.

González Díaz also mentioned that it isn’t only about exporting or internationalizing but becoming a part of the global value chain, considering that the country that wins is the one with the most added value – that is to say, most innovative –in its products.

In the case of Mexico, the added valued of exports is 32% according to OCDE; but with the help of women that percentage will go up, and on that note “we need to make a more tenacious effort to link companies – especially with owners of small to medium sized companies – with the opportunities provided by the global supply chain.”

“Only through innovation will we be able to be successful in international markets. And you are the ones that hold the future of the country in your hands. Through creativity and unity, you can build a favourable environment, which will be the example for future generations. Through creativity and unity you can strengthen your participation in international markets,” points out González Díaz.

Most definitely, female participation must increase and better business environments to that end, and that is why I invite you to come to ProMéxico so that we keep on having success stories within WEConnect, because “Mexico’s history has always been tied to great women, for their creativity, effort and strength”, he concluded.

On his behalf, the CEO of WEConnect International in Mexico, Elizabeth Vázquez, said that the information, contacts and experiences that each one gets from a day’s work, will be the solid platform so that their companies become a successful testimony in no time of what is happening in the country.

She added that of all the women actively contributing to the economy, 65% receive a salary; 23% are self-employed; 10% have no salary and only 2% are employers.

During the encounter, WEConnect International in Mexico offered the participating women a day’s worth of integral sessions, as well as a networking workshop among business women and direct contact with purchasing officers for large corporations who were present in a space designated for Matchmaking, allowing certified companies to boost their development and potentially bring about the creation of new business.

 

 

 

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