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5th Annual AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network Forum in Miami

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

February 22, 2018
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Pre-registration is closed. You can register on site beginning at 2:45 p.m.

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We are delighted to invite you to the 5th Annual AS/COA Women Hemispheric Network (WHN) Forum in Miami. This year's focus will be on fostering diversity through leadership at all levels. This afternoon forum will convene a stellar lineup of speakers, featuring a panel discussion, keynote remarks, and an interactive table discussion activity, followed by a networking reception. 

Learn about the Women's Hemispheric Network. | Watch videos from last year's forum.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Alejandra Bailon, Vice President, Human Resources Latin America, Medtronic @MDTLatAm
  • Dr. Susan Clancy, Research Director, Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership, INCAE Business School @INCAE
  • Dr. Felicia Knaul, Director, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Studies of the Americas @FeliciaKnaul
  • Alberto Gavazzi, President, Latin America and the Caribbean, Diageo @Diageo_News
  • Patricia Miron, General Manager, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Latin America @MicrosoftLatam
  • Dr. John Quelch, Dean, Miami Business School, University of Miami @UMiamiBusiness
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal

This program is free and open to the public. 

There are still opportunities to support this initiative by becoming a sponsor or table leader. Please contact VVazquez@as-coa.org for more information. 

Program Information & Sponsorship Opportunities: Vanessa Vazquez | VVazquez@as-coa.org | 1-305-779-4816
Press Inquiries: MediaRelations@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384| 1-212-277-8333

Alejandra Bailon

Vice President, Human Resources Latin America, Medtronic

Alejandra Bailon is vice president of human resources for Medtronic in the Latin America region. She leads a team of dedicated human resources professionals throughout the region, all committed to attracting, developing and retaining the talent necessary to achieve the Medtronic Mission and execute on its regional strategy. Bailon co-leads the Human Resources HR Engagement Team, actively supports the Medtronic Women’s Network, and sits on the Hispanic Latino Leadership team.

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Susan Clancy

Research Director, INCAE Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership

Susan Clancy is an associate professor at INCAE Business School in organizational behavior and research director of INCAE’s center of women’s leadership. Her current research is on human performance in the workplace, strategic talent management, employment equity, and diversity strategy. Clancy is a consultant in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, and various countries in Central America for Coca-Cola, HSBC, General Mills, Procter & Gamble, Hewlett-Packard, and Intel.

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Alberto Gavazzi

President, Latin America and the Caribbean, Diageo

Alberto Gavazzi is president of Diageo Latin America and the Caribbean (Diageo LAC) and Global Travel. As a member of Diageo’s Global Executive, he is responsible for 44 markets across the Latin America-Caribbean region and approximately 3,000 people, managing a wide array of Diageo’s premium brands. Throughout his 20-year career within Diageo, Gavazzi has held various senior leadership roles across North America, Europe and South America.

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Felicia Knaul

Director, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Studies of the Americas

Felicia Knaul is the director of University of Miami’s Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and a professor at the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences. She is also a full member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and holds several secondary appointments. Knaul most recently served as director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative (HGEI) and associate professor at Harvard Medical School.

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Patricia Miron

General Manager, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Latin America

Patricia Miron is general manager of marketing & operations at Microsoft Latin America. In this role, she is transforming Microsoft’s marketing strategy in Latin America. By working closely with the sales organization, she empowers Latin America to achieve more by reaching people and organizations in a more scalable fashion. Prior to this position, Miron managed Latin America Regional Marketing at Intel and served as the Director of Intel Solutions Services for Intel Japan.

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John A. Quelch

Dean, Miami Business School, University of Miami

John A. Quelch is vice provost of the University of Miami and dean of Miami Business School. He was formerly the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and professor of health policy and managementat the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Quelch is the first person to be dean of three leading business schools on three continents. He is the author of 25 books on strategic marketing, global branding and consumer-centric healthcare, and has been a director of ten publicly quoted companies.

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Susan Segal

President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations to implement a new strategic plan to renew and return the Society and Council to their historic position. Prior to her current position, she was a founding partner of her own investment and advisory group focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic sector.

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Agenda

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2:45 to 3:20 p.m.  Registration and Networking

3:20 to 3:25 p.m. – Welcome Remarks

  • Nancy Anderson Bolton, Senior Director, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

3:30 to 3:40 p.m. – Opening Remarks

  • Dr. Felicia Knaul, Director, University of Miami Institute for Advanced Studies of the Americas
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

3:45 to 4:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion: Fostering Diversity through Leadership

  • Alejandra Bailon, Vice President, Human Resources Latin America, Medtronic (Moderator)
  • Alberto Gavazzi, President, Latin America and the Caribbean, Diageo
  • Patricia Miron, General Manager, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Latin America
  • Dr. John Quelch, Dean, Miami Business School, University of Miami

4:45 to 5:05 p.m. – Keynote Speaker: Lessons in Leadership

  • Dr. Susan Clancy, Research Director, Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership, INCAE Business School

5:05 to 6:00 p.m. – Table Discussions: Promoting Gender Parity

  • Alejandra Bailon, Vice President, Human Resources Latin America, Medtronic
  • Lin Cherry, SVP, General Counsel, HBO Latin America
  • Lourdes Dieck-Assad, VP of Hemispheric & Global Affairs, University of Miami
  • Carmen Gonzalez, Managing Director, Sanfeliu, Inc.
  • Tracey Haynes, Senior Human Resources Manager, Microsoft Latin America
  • Yosbel Ibarra, Co-Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
  • Giannina Marin, Senior Corporate Counsel, American Tower Corporation
  • Patricia Miron, General Manager, Marketing & Operations, Microsoft Latin America
  • Laura Quevedo, HR Director, Latin America & Caribbean, Diageo
  • Allison Stuckless, Associate Banker, JPMorgan Chase Bank

6:00 to 7:00 p.m. – Reception & Networking Session