Unlocking the Potential of Spanish-speaking Women Entrepreneurs in HoustonMicro-entrepreneurship women empowerment program

Houston, TX 05/16/2023: United4Change Center (U4C) is pleased to announce that the first 4-month Women Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Program in Houston: “Programa de Empoderamiento y Micro-Emprendimiento para Mujeres Emprendedoras de Houston”, which has been sponsored by JP Morgan Chase & Co, has successfully started on Tuesday, May 16, 2023. The initial group of participants started their 4-month empowerment and entrepreneurship journey at Impact Hub Houston (1801 Main St, 10th floor, Houston, TX 77002).

This Program has been designed and it will be delivered by professionals and experts with more than 30 years of experience combined in women empowerment, economic development, entrepreneurship, business and management. It is based on five fundamental pillars: Micro-entrepreneurship education, practical implementation, creativity & innovation, mentorship by experts, network and support groups. U4C has also partnered with UNIKEMIA, an educational institution created by academics with experience in world-class business schools, to provide Spanish-speaking women with high-quality hybrid business education.

The initial group of participants have not yet fully participated in economic opportunities arising from Houston’s wonderfully vibrant economy. “We believe everyone deserves the dignity of being able to provide economically for themselves and their families.  As an organization committed to the cause of social justice, we believe economic empowerment is among the most sustainable way to bring people too often left out of meaningful opportunity to the American Dream”, said Ximena Murillo, U4C’s founding CEO.

This Program is based on a holistic approach and focused on women from underserved and at-risk communities (migrants/immigrants, refugees, low socioeconomic status and/or domestic violence survivors). Houston is one of the nation’s most entrepreneurial, business-friendly, and diverse communities.  “We believe entrepreneurship is key to realizing social justice and U4C is committed to helping Houstonians in realizing the full potential this community offers”, stated Raul Vasquez, U4C’s Board Director/Treasurer.

About United4Change Center (U4C):  U4C is a non-profit organization based in Houston that promotes social justice and peace globally through collaborative partnerships that empower marginalized groups, creating conditions for self-directed, dignified, and sustainable existence. In genuine partnership with community leaders and the beneficiaries of our initiatives, we seek to create conditions that build and strengthen the resilience of marginalized groups in fragile communities. U4C has designed and implemented several Social, Economic, and Humanitarian Impact Projects. U4C has been recognized in the United States and internationally for its work and dedication to promoting social justice and sustainable peace.

For more information about this exciting Program, please reach out to Ximena Murillo at xmurillo@united4changecenter.org