Women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean must always seek to grow along with their businesses, and to add value and jobs through their organizations.
Entrepreneurs must become agents of change who advocate for gender equality in opportunity, so that women can found and lead their own organizations.
Entrepreneurs should actively avoid silent acceptance and tolerance of the social roles that have systematically limited women’s entrepreneurial leadership in Latin America and the Caribbean
Women entrepreneurs should take responsibility for making their work visible in their communities, so that other women around them gain courage to start enterprises of their own.
Women entrepreneurs should question whether there is a “gender bias” for deciding who presents their business’ “pitch” for investment capital.
The venture capital industry must seek gender diversity in companies.
The venture capital industry should recruit and promote more women as partners in fund management firms.
The venture capital industry should seek out and invest in early-stage companies with women on their founding teams.
Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean must promote jobs in their communities through an inclusive and respectful environment that seeks to open communication and generate opportunities for men and women alike.
Entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean should commit to making entrepreneurship a valid lifestyle choice, rather than a reaction to unemployment and low wages.
Entrepreneurs will commit to integrate gender awareness in the entrepreneurial agenda as part of the productive programs of their cities, countries, and regions.
The people and organizations who endorse this manifesto commit to create a space for communication, collaboration, and learning dedicated to overcoming the challenges and barriers facing women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean.