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Por Yesenia Díaz, Coordinadora de Comunicaciones, Pro Mujer en México.
El equipo de Pro Mujer en México, en coordinación con FIRA (Fideicomisos Instituidos en Relación con la Agricultura) uno de nuestros donantes, llevó a cabo la tercera edición del “Día de la Socia Líder”. Allí más de 160 mujeres de los distintos centros donde atendemos a nuestras clientas participaron en las actividades preparadas exclusivamente para ellas.
Entre los eventos que se realizaron se contó con un taller sobre el poder de la mujer impartido por “Mujer Emprende” y una conferencia acerca del sobreendeudamiento dirigida por la Comisión Nacional para la Defensa de los Usuarios de las Instituciones Financieras. Además se ofrecieron servicios de salud y se realizó la actividad “Cantando por el Liderazgo”, donde talentos de nuestra institución cantaron junto a las clientas. Los juegos y la convivencia fueron unas de las actividades que disfrutaron bastante las asistentes.
La celebración del “Día de la Socia Líder” se desarrolló con mucho éxito gracias a la colaboración del equipo quienes participaron directa o indirectamente en tan importante actividad, la cual tuvo como objetivo reconocer y fortalecer el liderazgo de las mujeres de nuestra institución.
By Yesenia Diaz, Communications Coordinator, Pro Mujer in Mexico.
Pro Mujer in Mexico’s staff, in collaboration with FIRA (The Trust Introduced in Relation to the Agriculture), organized the third annual “Day of the Client Leader. ” During the event, more than 160 women from the various centers where we serve our clients participated in activities planned exclusively for them.
Among the activities were a workshop about the empowerment of women offered by “Mujer Emprende” (Women Undertake) and a conference about over indebtedness offered by the National Commission for the Financial Institutions’ Users Defense. Later, our clients received health services provided by Pro Mujer’s medical staff, and participated in the activity “Singing for Leadership” where various Pro Mujer employees sang along with our clients.
The clients said that what they enjoyed most was the games they played and just spending time with one another.
The celebration was a great event at the end thanks to the collaboration from the Pro Mujer in Mexico staff who participated directly or indirectly in this activity, whose goal was to recognize the leadership of Pro Mujer client leaders.
We have an exciting update to share with you about the CHIME FOR CHANGE campaign:
Yesterday, Salma Hayek Pinault, co-founder of the campaign and longtime Pro Mujer supporter, announced a major addition to the initiative – THE SOUND OF CHANGE LIVE, a concert to be headlined by Beyoncé on June 1st at Twickenham Stadium in London and televised worldwide.
The great news is that proceeds from the concert will go to Pro Mujer and other organizations advancing women’s empowerment. The concert will be produced by the forces behind Live Earth and Live Aid and broadcast to more than 1 billion people!
Salma is helping us raise $25,000 to provide 200 of our entrepreneurial client leaders in Mexico with advanced business, health and empowerment training. These women will return to their communal bank groups and share their knowledge with other Pro Mujer clients, so your investment in these 200 will actually be paid forward to help another 6,000 microentrepreneurs break the cycle of poverty.
Through Catapult, CHIME FOR CHANGE’S crowd-funding website partner, you have helped us raise more than $5,500 so far.
Here is how YOU can continue to help Salma and Beyoncé help us!
- Join the growing movement by donating on our Catapult page .
- Share this link http://www.catapult.org/project/train-200-pro-mujer-peer-leaders-mexico with your Facebook and Twitter friends.
- Create a team or join Salma’s team to make your voices louder.
What do YOU chime for? Send us your pictures and we’ll post them on our website, blog and Facebook. In the meantime, here’s what some of us at Pro Mujer chime for:
P.S. – Join the growing movement to advance women and girls by donating on our Catapult page and spreading the good news!
Laura Liswood Presents “The Headwinds and Tailwinds of Women’s Leadership” at Pro Mujer Event in NYC
By Lucía Díaz-Martin, Grant Writer, Pro Mujer International
On Tuesday, March 13th, Pro Mujer presented the “Champion of the Year for Women’s Global Leadership” award to Laura Liswood at an intimate gathering of women business leaders at the Cornell Club in Manhattan. The award was originally to be given to Laura at our 2012 “Giving Women Credit” Benefit, which was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy.
As the Co-Founder and Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders, a network of women heads of state and government who promote good governance internationally, Laura is a long-time advocate of women’s rights and leadership. In addition, she is also a Senior Advisor to Goldman Sachs, where she was formerly Managing Director of Global Leadership and Diversity, and is the Co-Founder of The White House Project, an organization that supported women to hold the highest levels of public office for the last 14 years.
In a speech titled, “The Headwinds and Tailwinds of Women’s Leadership” given to more than 50 women in the club’s wood-paneled library, Laura addressed the challenges and opportunities faced by women leaders around the world. Laura, who is also the author of the book “The Loudest Duck,” highlighted that one of the greatest difficulties for professional women no longer lies in entering the workforce, but in advancing up the corporate ladder. “It’s not an intake problem anymore, but an upgrade problem,” she said, adding that gender-based expectations affect women’s promotion and pay levels.
It was fascinating to learn about the many incentives around the world being implemented in order to promote gender equity and ensure that women have a place at the table. Laura detailed examples such as the higher representation of women in corporate boards in the U.S. and Europe and the institution of quotas for women to be included in local councils in India.
Of particular interest were her comments about the need for a critical mass of women in the boardroom and legislature and the importance of scale in transforming societies. In order for this to occur, women and men from all levels of society and organizations from both the public and private sector need to work together.
These kinds of collaborations are the foundation of Pro Mujer’s work. By working together, we now reach 275,000 women microentrepreneurs with our integrated financial, health and human development services, so our clients can take these tools and transform their lives and the lives of their children. In the upcoming years, Pro Mujer will be forging new partnerships and scaling operations as we seek to serve more women working for a brighter future.
Editorial note – Pro Mujer’s 2013 “Giving Women Credit” Benefit will take place on Tuesday, June 18th at Cipriani 42nd Street in NYC.
Pro Mujer in Bolivia Partners With the German Agency for Technical Cooperation To Combat Violence Against Women
On February 28, Pro Mujer in Bolivia’s General Manager, Gonzalo Alaiza, signed a letter of agreement with the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GIZ). The agreement establishes a joint work plan to combat violence against women, which affects our clients and many women in Bolivia.
The goal of the plan is to raise awareness among Pro Mujer employees of the issue of violence against women and its effects on women, families, communities and society in general. Domestic violence will continue to be a part of the training curriculum that takes place during communal bank (client peer groups) repayment sessions.
The need for action against violence has become more evident in Bolivia, due to the increased coverage of femicide reported in the media. With this in mind, Pro Mujer and GIZ’s ComVoMujer signed an alliance knowing that there are plans of actions and laws to penalize, eradicate and prevent violence against women. However, there is still a lot more to be done about public policies to protect the rights of women and girls.
The activities to be held include workshops with Pro Mujer employees, specific training to support women who are victims of domestic violence as well as staff who are in direct contact with clients. Educational and public activities like walks and big events in cities will be developed. There will also be a campaign with specific messages on posters, videos and other materials displayed at focal centers as well as a printed and electronic newsletter covering subjects related to violence against women.