Participants acquired practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the field of finance, adapted to their specific needs as entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship.
By JOSÉ ÁNGEL DE LA PAZ | EGADE BUSINESS SCHOOL
In a joint effort to foster financial education and support entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship, the EGADE Business School - Tecnológico de Monterrey community, in collaboration with the Department of Community Centers of the Nuevo León State Ministry of Equality and Inclusion, held a series of free finance workshops at the San Bernabé Macro Community Center, in Monterrey, Mexico.
More than 30 participants benefited from these workshops, which addressed key topics such as administrative accounting, personal finance, finance for entrepreneurs, and budget creation and management.
The voluntary workshop instructors were members of the EGADE Business School community, including Adriana Guerra Castellanos, Ph.D. in Administrative Sciences student; Ángel Armando Pérez Espinosa y Díaz, M.A. in Finance student; Manuel Morales Ancira, EGADE MBA graduate; and Alicia Fernanda Galindo Manrique, EGADE Business School associate professor and graduate. Their active participation and experience in finance equipped participants with practical knowledge and valuable perspectives.
The workshops were divided into two modules, “Accounting for Everyone” and “Finance to Make it to the End of the Month,” which provided a comprehensive structure that enabled attendees to acquire practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the field of finance, adapted to their specific needs as entrepreneurs and people interested in entrepreneurship.
The sessions were delivered in both virtual and in-person formats, allowing participants to access the workshops according to their preferences and circumstances.
Morales Ancira, who covered the topic of Administrative Accounting, commented that he could equip participants with tools that would allow them to make informed decisions and carry out adequate operational planning for their businesses.
“In my session, the group was made up entirely of women, some of whom were 16-year-olds with new entrepreneurial ideas they were seeking to launch, while others already had a solid business and many more years of experience. However, they all shared a genuine interest in learning and self-improvement. We have people across the metropolitan area, from Juárez and Escobedo to Santiago, Nuevo León. This program undoubtedly had a huge impact, and I am delighted to have been able to contribute with my experience,” said Morales, also the Leader of Philanthropy on the EGADE Alumni Board.
This collaboration between EGADE Business School and the Nuevo León State Ministry of Equality and Inclusion is part of the agreement signed during EGADE Action Week last year, which reflects the commitment of both entities to contribute to the comprehensive development of the community and to promote equal opportunities through financial education.
These workshops demonstrate the commitment of EGADE Business School and the Nuevo León State Ministry of Equality and Inclusion to the training and empowerment of local entrepreneurs, offering practical tools that will strengthen their projects and the region's economic growth.