Season Two: Episode Fifteen — A look at the ways that entrepreneurs and their legal counsel can work together for the benefit of society at large.

Episode Description: Julian Constain (Fordham Law ‘20) interviews Ana Demel, Vice-chair and Secretary of the Board of Directors of Pro Mujer, Inc. about the origins of this social enterprise, its history and current mission, and the legal matters that can arise out of such a unique corporate structure.

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“I realized that every improvement in how the organization was run meant an improvement in the way it could serve these women in Latin America.” — Ana Demel

“Microfinance involves lending micro amounts, primarily to women, to help them in their businesses….You help them help themselves.” — Ana Demel

“Three years ago we took a really hard look at what we were doing as an organization, and we came up with a strategic plan that envisions Pro Mujer as a platform for many different services.” — Ana Demel

“We want to impact more women in a more impactful way, and it’s not just... growing the number of our financial services clients. It’s knowing that we’re growing what we’re doing for all these clients.” — Ana Demel

“The key to being tax-exempt is that all the work we do is for the purpose of furthering our charitable mission, which is to help women in Latin America.” — Ana Demel

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