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AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network: Cultivating the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

October 11, 2013
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Cultivating the Next Generation of Female Leaders:
Journeys that Inspire

AS/COA Women’s Hemispheric Network
Second Annual Networking Event and Workshop

Learn about AS/COA's Women's Hemispheric Network.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Adriana Arai, Managing Editor, Latin America, Bloomberg News
  • Nayeli Chavez-Geller, Correspondent, Primer Impacto, Univisión
  • Regina Delalamo, Executive Superintendent, Bradesco BBI
  • Sonia Dulá, Vice Chairman of Latin America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Angélica Fuentes, CEO, Grupo Omnilife
  • Sallie Krawcheck, Business Leader, 85 Broads
  • John McCorry, Executive Editor for the Americas, Bloomberg News
  • Alba Medina Flores, Vice President of the Board, Grupo Fame
  • Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Chair, Global Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Adriana Noreña, General Director of Spanish Speaking Latin America, Google
  • Denise Pavarina, Deputy Managing Director of Banco Bradesco S.A and Chairman of ANBIMA
  • Antonia Stolper, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Blanca Treviño, President & CEO, Softtek
  • Margarita Zavala, Former First Lady of Mexico

 

This event is by invitation only.

This event is open to AS/COA YPA Members.

For more information, please contact Elana Hazghia: ehazghia@as-coa.org or 212-277-8376.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ana Gilligan: agilligan@as-coa.org or 212-277-8344.

Check out a summary of our recent workshop in Bogota: Women’s Economic Empowerment in Colombia: Lessons from the Top.

Learn about last year’s inaugural workshop: Women’s Economic Empowerment: Creating the Role Model in Latin America.

Adriana Arai

Managing Editor for Latin America, Bloomberg News

Adriana Arai is managing editor for Latin America for Bloomberg News. Ms. Arai is also the chair of the Bloomberg LP Sao Paulo Office Committee, where she is responsible for news coverage from Bloomberg’s ten bureaus in the region and for leading a management committee in Sao Paulo, Bloomberg’s business hub for Latin America. Prior to her current role, she was Brazil bureau chief, Mexico bureau chief and a general assignment reporter in Mexico City.

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Nayeli Chavez-Geller

New York Correspondent, Primer Impacto

Nayeli Chavez-Geller is the New York correspondent for Primer Impacto, a daily news-magazine show that airs on Univision Network. She covers breaking news and investigative stories that focus on and affect the Hispanic community in the United States. Ms. Chavez-Geller has also worked as a producer for Aqui y Ahora, CNNE, Al Rojo Vivo, and Telemundo Network. She was born in Oaxaca, Mexico and has worked over 10 years as a journalist in the Hispanic market in the United States.

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Regina Delalamo

Executive Superintendent, Banco Bradesco de Investimentos

Regina Delalamo is an executive superintendent at Banco Bradesco de Investimentos in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is currently in charge of accounting, finance, information technology, compliance, and management controls area, which serve asset management, private banking, investment banking, securities, and corporate segment. Before accepting her current position, Ms. Delalamo was an operations superintendent at Bradesco Asset Management. She joined Bradesco Group in 1998 as an assistant for the sales department of Bradesco Templeton.

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Sonia Dulá

Vice Chairman for Latin America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Sonia Dulá is vice chairman for Latin America at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Global Corporate and Investment Banking Division. Previously, she was head of Latin America Wealth Management at Merrill Lynch and head of Corporate and Investment Banking for Latin America, where she led several high profile transactions, including the IPO and follow-on equity offering of Arcos Dorados. Earlier in her career, Ms. Dulá worked at Goldman Sachs, where she headed several large-scale privatizations and IPOs, such as Endesa and Repsol of Spain, and Telmex and Televisa of Mexico.

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Angélica Fuentes

CEO, Grupo Omnilife; Fouding Member, ABC Foundation

Angélica Fuentes is CEO of Grupo Omnilife and a founding member of the ABC Foundation. Ms. Fuentes has served as chairman and member of the board of Grupo Imperial Corporativo for 29 years. Previously, she was general director of Grupo Imperial Corporativo. Ms. Fuentes has served as president of the Mexican Natural Gas Association and as a member of the Natural Gas Council and the American Gas Association from 1996 to 2000.

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Sallie Krawcheck

Former President of Global Wealth & Investment Management, Bank of America

Sallie Krawcheck is the former president of Global Wealth & Investment Management for Bank of America. Before joining Bank of America, Ms. Krawcheck was the CEO and chairman for Citi Global Wealth Management, responsible for the Citi Private Bank, Citi Smith Barney, and Citi Investment Research. During her time as CEO, she was also a member of Citi’s senior leadership committee and executive committee. Ms. Krawcheck was also the chairman and CEO of Smith Barney, where she oversaw the global management of the Smith Barney and Citi Investment Research businesses.

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John McCorry

Executive Editor of the Americas, Bloomberg News

John McCorry is executive editor of the Americas at Bloomberg News, where he is responsible for headline news from North and South America and coordinates coverage from 53 bureaus in the region. Previously, Mr. McCorry had been in charge of global company and regional news operations. Prior to that, he was managing editor for North American company news, a position he began in 1998. He joined Bloomberg as a reporter in 1992, covering municipal finance and the bond markets.

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Alba Medina

Vice President of the Board, Grupo Fame

Alba Medina is vice president of the board of Grupo Fame, a private holding company comprised of car dealerships, urban planning, and real estate developments, as well as financial and entertainment services. Ms. Medina has gained a broad understanding of real estate in Mexico while engaging in the development of multiple urban planning projects. She was particularly involved in the development of the first public golf course in Mexico and the construction and operation of the second largest shopping mall in the country. Previously, Ms.

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Adriana Noreña

General Director for Hispanoamerica, Google

Adriana Noreña is general director of Google for Hispanoamerica. She is charged with leading the tech giant's businesses in Spanish speaking Latin America. Prior to this position, Ms. Noreña held a number of other leadership positions at Google, including general director of Google Argentina and director of Online Sales and Operations of Latin America. Before joining Google, she was director of Marketing and Business Development for Avaya Brazil, and strategic planning manager and led New Business Strategy Development at Frito Lay. Ms.

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Denise Pavarina

Managing Officer, Banco Bradesco S.A; President, ANBIMA

Denise Pavarina is managing officer of Banco Bradesco and president of the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association (ANBIMA). Before her current position, she was deputy managing director. Pavarina moved to Bradesco Asset Management at the beginning of 2010 as its new CEO. She began her career at Banco Bradesco de Investimento in 1985, where she was managing director and head of Investment Banking. She has been a board member of Alpargatas, Belgo Mineira (Arcelor Group), Latasa (Reynolds Group) and Cielo.

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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 US Hispanic Sector.

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Antonia Stolper

Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Antonia Stolper is head of Shearman & Sterling’s Capital Markets-Americas group and of the firm’s Latin America affinity group. Stolper’s practice focuses primarily on corporate finance transactions in emerging markets. She has extensive registered public offering experience for foreign private issuers.

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Blanca Treviño

President and CEO, Softtek

Blanca Treviño is the president and CEO of Softtek. As president, she has positioned Softtek as a key part of Mexico, opening its doors to the United States as a provider of IT services and shaping what is known today as Nearshore, Softtek’s trademarked delivery model. Treviño has served on the board of directors for Walmart Mexico since 2006 and was recently appointed as a board member of Goldcorp. She has participated in forums at the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, Kellogg School of Management, Harvard Business School, and London Business School.

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Margarita Zavala

Former First Lady of Mexico

Margarita Zavala is the former first lady of Mexico. During the tenure of her husband President Felipe Calderón from 2006 to 2012, she chaired the Citizen Advisory Board of the Desarrollo Integral de la Familia (DIF), led the Estrategia Nacional para una Nueva Vida, and worked on the issues of protecting unaccompanied migrant children and migrant women. Previously, Zavala was a federal congresswoman from 2003 to 2006, where she was named deputy coordinator of Social Policy of the PAN Parliamentary Group.

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Download a PDF of the agenda.

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

9:00–9:30 a.m.      Opening Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Margarita Zavala, Former First Lady of Mexico

9:30–9:45 a.m.      Keynote Speaker

  • Sallie Krawcheck, Business Leader, 85 Broads

9:45–10:30 a.m.     Women Leading STEM Fields

Female leaders from throughout the hemisphere will share personal stories on how they reached the top of science, technology, and innovation companies, a space that is traditionally dominated by men. They will also talk about their experiences with or without mentorship.

  • Blanca Treviño, President and Chief Executive Officer, Softtek
  • Adriana Noreña, General Director of Spanish Speaking Latin America, Google
  • Moderator: Sonia Dulá, Vice Chairman of Latin America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

10:30–11:00 a.m.     Women in Law

  • Antonia Stolper, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Patricia Menéndez Cambó, Chair, Global Practice, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

11:00–11:15 a.m.    Coffee Break

11:15–12:00 p.m.    The Value of Mentoring – A Leader’s View

Female leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere will be joined by their mentees to speak about their experiences with mentorship. They will share their story about how these relationships were established and developed over the years.

  • Angelica Fuentes, CEO, Grupo Omnilife-Angelissima-Chivas
  • +Mentee: Alba Medina Flores, Vice President, Grupo Fame
  • Denise Pavarina, deputy managing director of Banco Bradesco and Chairman of the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association (ANBIMA). 
  • +Mentee: Regina Delalamo, Executive Superintendent, Bradesco BBI
  • Moderator: Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

12:00–12:30 p.m.   Sponsorship—Securing a Path to Leadership

  • John McCorry, Executive Editor for the Americas, Bloomberg News
  • Adriana Arai, Managing Editor, Latin America, Bloomberg News
  • Moderator: Nayeli Chavez-Geller, Correspondent, Primer Impacto, Univision

12:30–1:30 p.m.    Lunch & Breakout Session

1:30–2:30 p.m.     Presentation by Table Leaders

2:30–2:40 p.m.     Closing Remarks

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

2:40–4:30 p.m.     Networking Cocktail and Gallery Tour, Cristóbal Lehyt: Iris Sheets