The first entrepreneurial event of the year in Mexicali took place at Araiza Hotel to help women business owners have a better vision of their goals and objectives for 2022.
The event was a success and the comments of the public were positive and are looking forward to a second edition.
The event had three main speakers: Ellie Burgueño, publisher of Beyond Borders Gazette, Tax Lawyer and Certified Public Accountant Jaime Davila Galvan, and International Life Coach certified by Maxwell Laura Sanchez.
Baja California Senator Gina Cruz was a guest speaker and highlighted the importance of women in leadership roles.
“Women have been the foundation of the prosperity of nations, the base of our homes, and the school of our values. We need more women in leadership roles with knowledge in finances, that are active, owners of businesses that are resilient in the face of adversity,” Cruz said.
Isel Barragan, a local dentist, enjoyed the presentations and had a great time.
“This event helps us value women but I think we as women need to value ourselves even more so we can do everything to improve our businesses,” she said.
Attorney Davila, who was one of the main speakers was glad to see the participation of women in this forum.
“The biggest challenge we have is the uncertainty we’ve experienced due to the changes we are seeing. We need certainty so that investments can come and help improve our economy,” Davila said.
Women-owned firms made up only 19.9% of all firms that employed people in the United States in 2018 but their numbers are growing. There were 6,861 more women-owned firms in 2018 than in 2017, up 0.6% to 1.1 million, according to the Census Bureau’s Annual Business Survey (ABS).