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Scholarships Available for Women with Entrepreneurial Aspirations Print E-mail
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Written by Shane D. Williams   
Thursday, 04 February 2010 00:00

On Thursday, January 28, the Embassy of Mexico hosted the presentation of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Business Training Program. The Public Relations Officer for the Mexican Embassy, Marcellino Miranda, said that the program will provide scholarships for business studies to 100 women from Mexico and Central America. The purpose of the program is to develop and strengthen the entrepreneur abilities and potential of women around the world. A press release from the Embassy of Mexico states: “This training will empower women to generate a positive impact in their communities.”

According to Miranda, “The Tecnologico de Monterrey, one of the most prestigious universities in Mexico and Latin America, joined the initiative of Goldman Sachs in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The 10,000 Women Business Training Program seeks to support business ideas and established businesses owned by women.

There are two different online options in the program for women in Central America. There is the training certification program and the business incubator services. The Online Certification Program in Spanish will enable the candidates to choose from a selected variety of leadership and entrepreneurial courses. The Business Incubator Online in English or Spanish by the Tecnologico de Monterrey will provide support and individual follow-up on women’s entrepreneurial projects through a wide range of services which include specialized consultancy, tutoring and business networking among others.

The presentation of the program to Belize was headed by the Ambassador of Mexico to Belize, Luis Manuel Lopez- Moreno. Miranda says that the Embassy is encouraging as many Belizean women as possible to apply for the scholarships. Anyone interested in applying for the scholarships can seek assistance at the Mexican Embassy by calling Ms. Esther Montalvo at 822-0406 or 822-2480 or visit http://ide.itesm.mx/10000women.php or call. Officials at the Embassy will assist interested individuals in the application process and help to fulfill all requirements.

Representatives of the Belize Family Life Association (BFLA), the National Committee for Families and Children, the National Women’s Commission, PAHO, WIN Belize, YMCA and the Women’s Department attended the opening of the program.