Second phase of women’s entrepreneurship incentive program will be supported by the U.S. Embassy

RME Digitaliza program brings opportunities for entrepreneurs and strengthens access to the digital economy and business expansion 


This Wednesday (June 30) marked the completion the second class of the RME Digitaliza program , focused on encouraging Brazilian entrepreneurs to digitize their businesses.  The RME Digitaliza initiative was conceived by rede Mulher Empreendedora (RME) in partnership with UN Mulheres. The event included the announcement that the next phase of the June program will also be supported by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates, through POWER and funding, and will promote three-month capacity building in digital marketing, sales, and online transactions for women entrepreneurs.  We invite registrations through the link below by July 30, 2021. 

The closing event of the first phase of the program included the participation of U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission Doug Koneff, and speakers such as RME Founder & CEO Ana Fontes, and Tayná Leite from UN Women. The entrepreneurs who participated in this phase pitched their businesses to a panel of judges, who selected the three best entrepreneurs, who received ___________. To watch archive video of the event and learn more about the winning entrepreneurs, visit:   

“Entrepreneurs will play a crucial role in helping the Brazilian economy recovery, and this program will help provide support to women entrepreneurs across the country,” Doug Koneff said during the event. 

The RME Digitaliza program offers opportunities for both Brazilian entrepreneurs and U.S. companies, strengthening participants’ access to the digital economy and helping them grow their businesses. 

According to Ana Fontes, from RME, women and girls have been especially affected by the economic and social consequences of the pandemic. “The businesses led by these women have suffered drastic losses, since they are principally focused in sectors most affected during the pandemic, such as food, clothing, tourism and services,” explains Ana Fontes. 

To apply for phase two of the program visit: 

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About RME 

As the first and largest network for women entrepreneurs in Brazil, RME has existed since 2010 and has supported more than 750,000 people. The goal is to promote women in entrepreneurship, assist those who want to create small businesses and those who are seeking to enter the labor market.