By Tec de Monterrey

March 8, 2021. International Women’s Day

Ivonne Navas, founder of her agency “Explore I.D.E.A.S Immigration & Education Corp.” is one of the winners of the AWARD “TEC WOMAN 2021” (PREMIO MUJER TEC 2021) in the category of ENTREPRENEURSHIP during a virtual ceremony on March 8th within the framework of INTERNATIONAL’S WOMEN DAY.

The “ITESM” known as “Tec de Monterrey” is positioned among the top 200 universities in the world and one of the most prestigious private universities in Mexico.

As part of its year 2030 vision where human flourishing is fundamental to the development of communities, “Tec de Monterrey” selected 23 winners of the award “TEC WOMAN 2021” covering nine different categories with the aim of recognizing the contributions of outstanding women inside and outside Mexico to promote their empowerment, to reward their achievements and make their work visible; important steps in stimulating gender equity and through these recognitions, to contribute to social development.

The values upon which the Tec Women’s Award is based on, are: sorority, inclusive language; gender equality, self-care, safe zone, women’s voice and visibility. This initiative, promoted by the Centers for Inclusion, Social Impact and Sustainability and the Center for the Recognition of Human Dignity, has boosted the potential of women by recognizing the stories of those who are part of the Institution and who, with their work have contributed to the promotion of gender equity from various disciplines, including entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Category:

Refers to women as creators of innovative businesses, products or services that facilitate people’s lives or that involve an innovation in the management, organization or technology in their field or market segment. Women who have created a new business unit or who have innovated a process or product within the company where they work. Similarly, women who have excelled from the three axes of sustainability: economic, social and environmental.


Entrepreneurship; Transformative Power; Science; Health and Welfare; Gender-sensitive citizenship; #She4She; Art and Cultural Management; Sport and Sports Management; Environment.

The Winners will receive as a prize a symbolic stylized replica of the sculpture: “MULIERE AMET” (name from Latin: “Woman Defiant” inspired by the sculpture “Fearless Girl” by the artist Kristen Visbal, created with the intention of empowering women around the world and symbolizing a call to gender equality and leadership.


230 nominations were received from the community of Tecnológico de Monterrey from the four institutions that are part of it: Tec de Monterrey (students, collaborators or ex-students), TecMilenio, SorteosTec and TecSalud. The contest jury consisted of 45 members from the four institutions.


The “ITESM” Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Studies, known as “Tec de Monterrey is a private university founded in 1943 in Monterrey, Mexico. Since its foundation, it has increased its national and international presence to 31 campuses in 25 cities in Mexico, as well as representation in Asia, Canada, Europe, the United States and Latin America, positioning itself among the best educational institutions in Mexico and the world with more than 90,000 students and 9,500 professors. It offers a comprehensive educational system that offers Doctorates (PhDs), Master’s Degrees, Bachelor’s, Engineering and Baccalaureate.

The prestige of Tec de Monterrey is derived from the culture of entrepreneurship, work, efficiency and responsibility that are fostered between its students and the members of its systems faculties.

Ivonne Aracely Navas Corona graduated from Tec de Monterrey from the career of Communication Sciences and the entrepreneurial program. Her studies were carried out through the attainment of an academic scholarship. She also worked within the Monterrey Campus of ITESM as Director of Publications and environmental campaigns.

Ivonne continued with studies in business, leadership, immigration law and foreign languages in Germany, Brazil, France and Canada, where she is now a proud Mexican immigrant and Canadian Citizen since 1997.

She is the winner of multiple awards and recognitions as an entrepreneur and specialist in International Education and a Regulated Immigration Consultant to Canada (RCIC)/ Authorized

Representative by the Canadian government. She created her company with the mission of offering enriching opportunities for international studies, work or emigration to citizens to and from around the world.

Ivonne’s educational, professional development, personal experience, work competence and entrepreneurial involvement in the areas of EDUCATION, IMMIGRATION, ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY and MULTICULTURALISM is extensive and includes generous and outstanding service and contributions.

It has been channeled and expanded through strategic alliances with public and private educational institutions, communities, businesses, non-profit organizations and government entities in more than 40 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Ivonne shares her passion for internationalization by operating as a vehicle that helps to positively change people’s destiny, guiding them to take off and fly to new horizons without barriers or borders.