Creative Opportunities for Women in Business

It’s always refreshing to hear about businesses that are supportive of art ventures. Doral Bank, a subsidiary of Doral Financial Corporation, and Bayamon mayor Ramon Luis Rivera Cruz have just announced that 25 women will be given a unique opportunity. They will participate in a free three-month educational program by the Art Workshop (“Taller de Arte del Municipio de Bayamon” in Spanish). The objective is to encourage and enhance women to develop their own businesses.

As Mayor Ramon Luis Rivera Cruz said, “The idea is to open up avenues for self-employment for women with artistic interests. Women represent an important but often underutilized force in an economy. In Puerto Rico, where we all are trying to create a stronger economy, women can and should play a vibrant role. Entrepreneurship offers the potential of capital creation and jobs – all of which enhance the well being of the community. ‘Taller de Arte del Municipio de Bayamon’ is being undertaken to help women realize their economic potential through their artistic capabilities, including the possibility of establishing their own business in a related work field.”

As Jesus Mendez, EVP for Doral Bank Puerto Rico Operations, said “With this unique program, Doral is adding a further important dimension to its community Mujeres d Exito initiative. Doral is committed to encouraging entrepreneurial development among women in the island by providing important business development tools. As women receive more opportunities to become entrepreneurs, Puerto Rico’s economy increases its potential.”

Those who want to participate in the new program have to show artistic ability, economic need and Bayamon residency.

For more information, candidates for “Taller de Arte del Municipio de Bayamon” should contact the Bayamon Art Museum at 787.269.4433.

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