Since their participation in the IVLP, WEAmericas program alumni have expanded their businesses, opened new U.S. and global markets, received business leadership awards, and participated in Global Entrepreneurship Summits. The ties they have forged with other entrepreneurs and with business organizations and networks in their countries and across borders have enabled them to continue advancing their own enterprises and those of other women in their communities.Among their crowning achievements is the WEAmericas NGO, which alumni launched in Santiago, Chile, in 2016. Its Mujeres Apoyan Mujeres (Women Assisting Women) tool helps empower women in the workplace by providing mentoring services and networking and marketing opportunities. The WEAmericas NGO is organizing a summit in Merida, Yucatan State, Mexico, on September 26-27, 2019. The NGO is collaborating with the U.S. Consulate, the Yucatan State government, and the Yucatan Entrepreneurship Institute to bring together program alumni and business leaders from Mexico and throughout the Western Hemisphere to share their knowledge and strategies for success, and to strengthen economic and cultural bonds in the Hemisphere.