Equality Can't Wait Challenge

The Future is Indigenous Women (Awardee)

New Mexico Community Capital & Native Women Lead

Through this bold solution proposed by New Mexico Community Capital and Native Women Lead, Indigenous women will reclaim and define their sovereignty in business and finance, on a pathway towards economic liberation, leadership positions, transformative power shifts, and dignity.

Last Updated: February 2022
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Competition Participation
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Economic mobility
Current Work Location(s):
  • Arizona, United States
  • Oklahoma, United States
  • New Mexico, United States
  • Michigan, United States
  • Arizona, United States
  • New Mexico, United States
  • Alaska, United States
  • Oklahoma, United States
  • Michigan, United States
Priority Population(s):
  • Adults
  • Women and girls
  • Indigenous peoples
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 5. Gender equality
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary

Native women are among this country's most vulnerable populations. Not only are they breadwinners, they carry culture, language, families, communities, and their Tribes to survive. Native women interested in entrepreneurship do not enjoy equitable access to capital, business development resources, financial capability, or career opportunities. An established coalition between New Mexico Community Capital and Native Women Lead will deliver a culturally relevant solution to the gender and racial wealth gap. Our solution will scale impactful businesses owned by Native women to create a waterway of investable companies. Their growth will increase power and influence within their families and unlock potential for wealth creation through community employment opportunities. In addition, we will assess the national investment landscape through an Indigenous lens. These activities will engage investors to remove systemic blocks Indigenous people face. This effort is about catalyzing the investability and economic liberation of Indigenous women while co-creating non-harmful investment mechanisms.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

New Mexico Community Capital & Native Women Lead

website: https://nmccap.org/
Organization Headquarters
New Mexico, United States
Organization ID
Number of Full-time Employees
< 10
Annual Operating Budget
$1.0 to 5 Million

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