Business Culture of Mexico:

If your natural tendency is to speak quickly or if you have a sharp tone of voice, become aware of how you come across to others. It is important to become sensitive to the pace and tone used in Mexico.

Hispanics generally use two surnames. The first surname listed is paternal, and the second surname listed is from the maternal. When speaking to someone use his or her paternal surname.

Conversations take place at a close physical distance. Stepping back may be regarded as unfriendly.
From right to left: Aron Olengnowicz, Monica Lopez, Marina Anderson, and Brenda Rendon.
Hispanic Women's Corporation
Article contributed by Brian Murphy, Intern

The Hispanic Women's Corporation (HWC) was founded in 1981. It was created through a series of meetings between concerned Latina Women. Their discussions developed into a network recognizing the social and cultural challenges that Hispanic Women face. They use their diverse backgrounds to empower the Hispanic Women's Corporation.

According to their mission statement The "HWC is a model organization, a nationally recognized non-profit corporation known for being a proactive leader in the development of Latina Women."

Linda Mazon Gutierrez is the President of the Hispanic Women's Corporation. She is continuing the Youth Leadership Confrence and is preparing for the 21st National Hispanic Women's Conference entitled "Latina Power: The Billion Dollar Market" on October 12 and 13, 2006 in Phoenix.
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