Overview of the program:
The Consular Entrepreneurship Program for Mexican Women Abroad started in the Consulate General of Mexico in Phoenix with the objective of providing tools to Mexican Women in Arizona to start or grow their business.  As a result of the success of this project, the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs through the Institute of Mexicans Abroad (IME) adopted the program and it is currently implemented across the Mexican Consulates in the United States and Canada, in the Embassy of Mexico in Paris, France, and with plans of expansion to other countries.
The upcoming edition of the Consular Entrepreneurship Program for Mexican Women Abroad will take place between September of 2022 and January of 2023 with an additional stage in the summer of 2023. During the program, participants will complete DreamBuilders, attend virtual conferences with experts on entrepreneurship and business topics, engage in a pitch competition, take part in a mentoring program and obtain a list of useful resources for small businesswomen.
Results of the program with 40 graduates:
  • 90% increased their sales.
  • On average, their sales increased 163% and the number of customers by 71%.
  • 64% reduced their direct and/or indirect costs.
  • 78% of the participants developed a new marketing strategy.
  • 60% created a website for the business.
  • 78% of the participants developed a business plan for the first time.
  • 52% of the participants have done a sales forecast.
  • 23% of the participants received some type of financing.
Opportunities for collaboration for members of the Rotary Club of Mesa West
  • Become a mentor for English speaking participants.
  • Become a sponsor.  Examples of previous sponsored items/services:  iPads, consulting services and developing a marketing strategy.
  • Be added to our mailing list.  You can expect to receive an email every other week and each time we will have a spotlight business.  The objective is to promote participant's business.