Dan Cohen, Tienda Pago: "Small businesses are the key for their communities… They serve around 80 to 90% of the population…"
Catalina Garcia, AB InBev: "Entrepreneurship for us is one of our key priorities of the ESG strategy of the company aligned with the SDGs. And all of these, we cannot do it alone. We do it through partnerships."
Kathy Mignano, IFC: "Women are facing larger gaps in terms of access to mobile internet. And what we're seeing is that even when women do have access to a phone, the application of that phone for business purposes is a big gap."
Dan Cohen, Tienda Pago: “It's this old saying it takes a village to raise a child. And in a way we're all that village trying to raise this child. So doing it alone doesn't work,.... we're working with different brands because it takes a lot of effort to change behaviour.”
Dan Cohen, Tienda Pago: "Make time to spend with the customer to really understand how they think."
Catalina Garcia, AB InBev: "We start small so that we can test the different initiatives, interventions and projects. We measure the progress, we do an evaluation from those learnings, we replicate what worked."
Susana Mendoza Alvarez, AB InBev: "Simplicity is one of the key elements: how do we make it simple, how does this become a part of the user’s day to day & not something too disruptive, because otherwise they're not going to use it."
Susana Mendoza Alvarez, AB InBev: “We're gonna find a lot of ways to solve a problem, but not always the right one. Sometimes we need to give up on the idea we had, & that allows us to innovate and iterate.”
Susana Mendoza Alvarez, AB InBev: “It gives us an opportunity to start measuring how many women are involved in the distribution network …”