Although Mexico is often viewed as a machismo culture where a strong separation is made between the roles of men and women, visiting female executives will encounter few if any problems when doing business with Mexican male colleagues or clients.
Having said that, it is probably best for visiting women executives to maintain a professional distance in their business dealings with men and be wary of offering any social invitations unless as part of a larger group function.
Written and Produced by Keith Warburton
This country profile has been produced to give a short overview of some of the key concepts to bear in mind when doing business with contacts in Mexico. It is intended to be an aid to business people who have commercial dealings with counterparties in the country but should not be seen as an exhaustive guide to this topic or as a substitute for more substantial research should there be a need.
With this in mind, we have covered the areas which are key to a better understanding of the cultural mindset underpinning business dealings in Mexico and which are, quite often, extremely different from the approach and thought processes associated with business in other parts of the world.
Therefore this briefing note is broken into short, bite-sized sections on the following topics: