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.
New Mexico Community Capital & Native Women Leadwebsite: https://nmccap.org/
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