Recognition of the value of migrant women in the social and public sphere is very important and this is what the city of Bilbao (Spain) does through the “Migrant Women of Bilbao” Awards which include a “Female Entrepreneur” Award.
“Many times, our dream is lost. We came to improve our quality of life. That is cut short because you have to hold on to what comes to survive.” In 1997, Maylin Vergara migrated all the way from Cuba to Bilbao. The Basque city is nowadays an intercultural place that celebrates diversity. To recognise the value of migrant women in the social and public spheres, the council is holding the third edition of the ‘Migrant Women of Bilbao’ Awards.