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AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network Annual Conference and Networking Event

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

October 9, 2015
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In collaboration with Catalyst, NYU School of Law, NYU Stern School of Business, and No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project.

Americas Society and Council of the Americas hosted the Women’s Hemispheric Network's fourth annual conference in New York City.

Speakers:

  • Kathleen Barclay, Principal, Asesorías KCB Ltda.
  • Katia Bouazza, Managing Director, Head of Capital Financing, Latin America at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
  • Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President of Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
  • Ambassador Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations
  • Paula Ramos, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • José Antonio Ríos, Chairman and CEO, CELISTICS
  • Richard Rosenbaum, CEO, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Joel Schwartz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global New Business Development, EMC Corporation
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society and Council of the Americas
  • Tony Sirianni, Global Trade Leader, EY

 

Table Leaders:

  • Tybra Arthur, Global Managing Director, Financial Services Sector, IBM
  • Kathleen Barclay, Principal, Asesorías KCB Ltda.
  • Doris Braun, Executive Director, Corporate Oversight and Control, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Someera Khokhar, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Samar Maziad, Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody's Investors Service
  • Andrea Padilla,  Marketing Director, CELISTICS and Milagros Villegas, General Manager, Sure Destiny  
  • Daniel Rachmanis, Senior Vice President Latin America, Estée Lauder International, Inc.
  • Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Fashion Designer
  • Nikki Lewis Simon, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Jaya Viswanadha, Head of Structured Finance Advisory – Americas,  Crédit Agricole CIB

 

Learn more about the Women’s Hemispheric Network.

This event is by invitation only.

Event Information: Cara Caponi | ccaponi@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8368
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Gilligan | agilligan@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8364
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

Kathleen Barclay

Principal, Asesorías KCB, Ltda.

Kathleen Barclay is the principal of Asesorías KCB Ltda., and also serves as chairman of the board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Chile (AmCham Chile). She is a member of the boards of directors of Bicecorp, Banco Bice, Geomar S.A., and Austral Capital, in addition to the board of Banco Caja Social in Bogotá, Colombia.

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Katia Bouazza

Managing Director, Head of Capital Financing, Latin America at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

Katia Bouazza is managing director and head of Latin America, Capital Financing at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. In this role, she manages the Latin American origination and financing business across the region. Bouazza oversees a number of teams including Debt and Equity Capital Markets, Leveraged & Acquisition Finance, Syndicated Loans, Project Finance, and M&A execution. She joined HSBC in 1996 and has more than 20 years of banking experience, which includes vast knowledge of global markets and the emerging markets.

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Antonio de Aguiar Patriota

Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations

Antonio de Aguiar Patriota is the permanent representative of Brazil to the UN. He currently chairs the sixtieth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women and served as the chair of the Peacebuilding Commission of the UN from 2013 to 2014. De Aguilar Patriota also served as the Brazilian foreign minister, deputy foreign minister, and ambassador of Brazil to the United States. During his diplomatic career, he was also posted twice in Geneva and New York, as well as in Beijing and Caracas.

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Nancy Mahon

Senior Vice President of Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

Nancy Mahon is senior vice president of Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship for The Estée Lauder Companies and global executive director of the MAC AIDS Fund. She is responsible for Estée Lauder’s global corporate citizenship strategy, encompassing all philanthropic, cause-marketing, employee engagement, and product donation programs. In December 2011, Mahon was appointed as the chair of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).

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Paula Ramos

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Paula Ramos is a partner in the New Jersey office of McKinsey & Company. She joined McKinsey in Brazil in 2003 as a business analyst and today is one of the leaders of the healthcare and consumer goods practices in the Americas. She has extensive experience serving consumer, retail, and healthcare clients focused on topics such as growth and commercial strategy. Ramos has been heavily involved in women’s advancement topics in Latin America in the last decade.

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Richard A. Rosenbaum

CEO, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Richard A. Rosenbaum is the CEO of Greenberg Traurig, an international law firm of approximately 1900 lawyers and 38 offices around the globe, including 29 U.S. locations. Rosenbaum joined the firm in 1985 as its ninetieth lawyer, and has been a leader in its growth across the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. His personal practice has been diverse over the years, developing expertise in areas that include real estate, entertainment, media, technology, investment, and finance.

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Joel Schwartz

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global New Business Development, EMC Corporation

Joel Schwartz is senior vice president and general manager of Global New Business Development at EMC Corporation, where he is responsible for the overall strategic direction of EMC’s new business activities around the world. In his global role, he initiated EMC’s research and development efforts in Brazil, Russia, India, China, Singapore, and Mexico as well as numerous investments and acquisitions in Israeli companies and joint ventures in China.

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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. 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. Previously, Segal was a partner and Latin American Group head at J.P.

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Tony Sirianni

Global Trade Leader, EY

Tony Sirianni is Ernst & Young’s (EY) Global Trade leader. In this capacity, he leads the firm’s efforts and initiatives to help EY clients and client service teams grow and adapt to the dynamic changes in global trade and capital flows. Sirianni also advises many of EY’s largest global clients and teams on global trends and leading practices while driving initiatives focused on delivering global growth and exceptional client service.

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8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.  Opening Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

9:15 – 10:00 a.m.  Panel - Lessons from Women in Leadership

Successful women share their personal stories and lessons learned throughout their career.

  • Kathleen Barclay, Principal at Asesorías KCB Ltda.
  • Katia Bouazza, Managing Director, Head of Capital Financing, Latin America at HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas 
  • Tony Sirianni, Global Trade Leader at EY (moderator)

10:00 – 10:15  The Power of Parity: a McKinsey Global Institute Report

  • Paula Ramos, Partner at McKinsey & Company

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.  Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.  Panel - Advancing Professional Women: A Male Perspective
Men share their insight on hiring, promoting, mentoring, and working with women in their companies. What advice would they give young women who have recently started their careers?

  • Ambassador Antonio Patriota, Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations
  • José Antonio Ríos, Chairman and CEO of CELISTICS
  • Richard Rosenbaum, CEO of Greenberg Traurig
  • Joel Schwartz, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Global New Business Development at EMC Corporation
  • Nancy Mahon, Senior Vice President, Global Philanthropy and Corporate Citizenship at The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. (moderator)

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch with Table Leaders
Leaders from a variety of sectors will facilitate an informal conversation with workshop participants during lunch.

  • Tybra Arthur, Global Managing Director, Financial Services Sector at IBM
  • Kathleen Barclay, Principal at Asesorías KCB Ltda.
  • Doris Braun, Executive Director, Corporate Oversight and Control at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Inwha Huh, Executive VP & North American Regional Head, Global Trade & Receivables Finance at HSBC Bank USA
  • Someera Khokhar, Partner at White & Case LLP
  • Samar Maziad, Vice President - Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group at Moody's Investors Service
  • Andrea Padilla, Marketing Director at CELISTICS and Milagros Villegas, General Manager at Sure Destiny
  • Daniel Rachmanis, Senior Vice President Latin America at The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
  • Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Fashion Designer
  • Nikki Lewis Simon, Shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Jaya Viswanadha, Head of Structured Finance Advisory - Americas at Crédit Agricole CIB

1:00 – 1:05 p.m.  Closing Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

 1:05 – 2:00 p.m.  Networking Reception