Mexico Today and Vital Voices Twitter Party

The Mexico Today initiative has joined forces with the Vital Voices Global Partnership organization to host a Twitter Party focusing on women’s entrepreneurship in Mexico and Latin America as a whole. The Twitter Party will be held this Monday, November 21 at 1 pm EST. (That’s 12 pm for all you cancunenses!)

We’re really excited to be working with Vital Voices, who has helped women all over the world to become strong leaders.

“Vital Voices is an international non-profit, non-partisan organization, that provides leadership training and suppport for emerging women leaders in business, government, and civil society.”

“Our mission is to identify, invest in and bring visibility to extraordinary women around the world by unleashing their leadership potential to transform lives and accelerate peace and prosperity in their communities.”

Anyone who has lived in Latin America can’t help but notice how strong the female role is in this society, and this year Vital Voices launched its LACBWN (Latin America and Caribbean Businesswomen’s Network), based in Mexico City.

“The network will mobilize and connect women professionals and entrepreneurs to promote economic growth and strengthen the business environment for women’s economic engagement through training, mentorship and capacity building programs.”

I’m so excited to be cohosting this important Twitter Party, where we’ll have the chance to discuss important issues on women’s entrepreneurship in Mexico, like marketing, networking, strengths and barriers.

If you’d like to join in this 1-hour Tweetchat, you can follow the #MexicoToday hashtag and use the #MexicoToday Tweetchat Page. Your hosts for this event are:

Suzanne Barbezat @mexicoguide

Silvia Martinez @mamalatinatips

Craig Zabransky @stayadventurous

Laura Nazimiec @gomexicoguide

Laura Winfree @cancungringa (That’s me!)

You can find more information and see some of our participants on our Facebook event page:

Mexico Today and Vital Voices Facebook Event

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Mexico's Ideal Woman

Last night one of my favorite Mexican movies came on TV… Amar Te Duele (Love Hurts).

Jorge introduced me to this movie when we first started dating. It’s a typical Romeo and Juliet story set in Mexico City. Rich girl falls in love with a poor boy, and it makes everyone angry.

Starring Luis Fernando Pena, Marta Higareda and Marta Higareda’s boobs, the movie was apparently hugely popular here when it came out in 2002.

The thing that fascinates me the most about this movie is how much Mexican guys LOVE Marta Higareda. Personal observation has shown me that Mexican guys prefer girls who are “cute” over girls who are “smokin hot”. It seems they like girls to be softspoken and just plain old adorable.

Here are some hotties who are popular in Mexico, all known for their adorableness:

Marta Higareda, of course (to be fair, she has played a few bad girls since "Amar Te Duele", but it's still her most famous role)

Emma Watson

Vanessa Hudgens

Hinata... seriously. I know several guys who have a crush on this shy Japanese anime character.

Obviously I’m generalizing, since many Mexican guys fall for outspoken American/Canadian women every day, but these seem to be the ideals among my group of friends.

If any of my friends in Mexico can think of any others, let me know and I’ll post some more photos!

What traits do guys in your country look for in a woman?