Equality Can't Wait Challenge

New Mexico Community Capital

The Future is Indigenous Womxn

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

Competition Participation
Equality Can't Wait Challenge
Gender equality
Current Work Location(s):
  • Michigan, United States
  • Colorado, United States
  • Arizona, United States
  • New Mexico, United States
  • Alaska, United States
  • Oklahoma, United States
  • Michigan, United States
  • Arizona, United States
  • New Mexico, 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 womxn 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 womxn 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 high-performing businesses owned by Native womxn 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 womxn while co-creating non-harmful investment mechanisms.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

New Mexico Community Capital

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

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