Alsua and McGuire Mexico Scholars Program Featured on KJZZ

April 16, 2019

McGuire Mexico Scholars

Carlos Alsua, senior lecturer, spoke on KJZZ on April 16 about the McGuire Mexico Scholars, a women’s economic empowerment initiative launched by the U.S. Consulate of Nogales in Mexico and the Eller College of Management’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.  

The 2019 inaugural cohort includes a diverse group of future female business leaders from northern Mexico. The 35 enrolled students underwent an eight-part workshop series between February and April. 

They are the founders of what will become the McGuire Mexico Scholar network—women that have committed themselves to being a force for economic equity, regardless of where their professional or personal passions take them.  

“We’re trying to create connections for the future," said Alsua on KJZZ. “And I think it’s happening. It is happening.” 

The KJZZ piece entitled Mexican Women Jump-Start Businesses With New Program shared the stories of a number of the participants in the program, sharing interviews gathered at the 2019 McGuire Mexico Scholars Tradeshow and Graduate on April 6. 

Alsua, whose areas of expertise include cross-border entrepreneurship, cross cultural management and global leadership, served as lead instructor for the program.