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Academic and Cultural Exchanges for Entrepreneurs

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)

Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

The Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) is a global economic empowerment program established in 2019 by the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.  Through AWE, women entrepreneurs participate in a facilitated entrepreneurship program supplemented with localized content, as well as networking and mentorship opportunities. In Mexico, women entrepreneurs take intensive virtual training in basic business skills and participate in weekly discussions with experts and entrepreneurs to contextualize the training. Mission Mexico has developed important public-private partnerships to support AWE and its participants, including Amazon, AT&T, UPS, and the Vive Latino Iberoamerican Music Festival.


Website AWE Mexico

Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

YLAI Mexico 2017 class

Since its launch in 2015, the U.S. Department of State’s Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Fellowship Program empowers emerging entrepreneurs from Latin America, the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States to enable the full economic potential of the region’s citizens. YLAI Fellows gather in the United States for 5-6 weeks to enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities as entrepreneurs and help them be successful in their startups. The program promotes U.S. business models, increases trade, encourages job creation, and builds lasting and sustainable networks of young entrepreneurs and business and social leaders in the hemisphere.

Join our YLAI Mexico Facebook account to learn about ongoing opportunities: www.facebook.com/ylaimexico or visit us at ylai.state.gov