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2017 Santiago Conference: From Risk to Success – Lessons from Leaders and Innovators

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet

(Roey Yohai Photography)

March 03, 2017

New York, March 3, 2017—Chilean President and former UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet will deliver a keynote address at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas Latin American Cities Conferences Santiago, to be held in partnership with Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Tuesday, March 7, 9:00 a.m., Santiago time (see the agenda). Titled “From Risk to Success: Lessons from Leaders and Innovators,” this half-day event jointly organized with AS/COA Women’s Hemispheric Network will feature top regional entrepreneurs and business leaders for a conversation on women’s economic empowerment, innovation, and female leadership. This event will be webcast live.


Press registration: Please provide your name, media outlet, and contact information to mediarelations@as-coa.org by Monday, March 6 at 12:00 p.m. Media members attending President Michelle Bachelet's keynote address will only be admitted from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. local time. Please note only previously accredited media will be admitted to the event.


Local and international panelists at the conference will include: Marisol Alarcón, Partner & Chile Executive Director, Laboratoria; Scarlett Alvarez, Vice President and Global Chief Stakeholder & Sustainability Officer, The AES Corporation; Karen Bruck, Director Sales Corp, MercadoLibre; Mónica Contreras, President of Andean Countries Foods, PepsiCo; Adolfo Corujo, Chief Talent & Innovation Officer (CTIO) and Partner, LLORENTE & CUENCA; Violeta Domínguez, Coordinator of Inclusion and Gender Equity Unit, CAF-Development Bank of Latin America; Mónica Duwe, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Chile Bank; Susan Greenwell, ‎SVP & Head of International Government Relations, MetLife; Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Vice Chair, Greenberg Traurig; Carol Z. Perez, U.S. Ambassador to Chile; Carmen Román, General Counsel, Walmart Chile; Consuelo Saavedra, Journalist and Anchor, TVN Chile; and Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

This conference is organized in collaboration with AmCham Chile, ComunidadMujer, Endeavor, WomenCorporateDirectors, and WoomUp.


Tune into the live webcast here.


2017 Latin American Cities Conferences – Santiago
“From Risk to Success: Lessons from Leaders and Innovators”

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Presentation: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile
Edificio José Miguel Carrera, Teatinos 180
Santiago, Chile
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Press inquiries:
AS/COA Media Relations | mediarelations@as-coa.org | +1-212-277-8384 or +1-212-277-8333.

Americas Society/Council of the Americas is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social, and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness of the importance of the inter-American relationship. 

Launched in 2012, Americas Society/Council of the Americas Women’s Hemispheric Network encourages rising young professional women to stay in the workforce and reach leadership positions. The Network hosts a series of events in cities across the Americas, including in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Miami, Lima, New York, Panama City, Santiago, and São Paulo.