Latin America and the Caribbean

LAC Businesswomen's Network

LAC Businesswomen's Network

On June 27, 2011, our Latin America and the Caribbean Businesswomen's Network (LAC BWN) was officially launched in Mexico City, Mexico. Beginning with three pilot programs in Argentina, Guatemala and Nicaragua, the network will mobilize and connect women professionals and entrepreneurs to promote economic growth and strengthen the business environment for women’s economic engagement through training, mentorship and capacity building programs.

For ongoing updates, click here to read the press release, view photos and interviews.

The LAC BWN draws on the demonstrated success of our Businesswomen’s Networks in Africa and the Middle East. It involves various collaborative partners — our regional chapters, local women’s organizations, the ExxonMobil Foundation, the Wal-Mart Foundation, the Organization of American States, and others.

The goal of the network is to expand economic opportunity for women in the region. By enhancing the capacity of local organizations to advocate for improved access and more equitable policies, members will advance businesswomen’s interests, fostering economic growth and prosperity.