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A Conversation on W20 Argentina's Agenda

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

March 16, 2018


Follow the discussion on Twitter: #CouncilARG #W20Argentina | @ASCOA

One of the most recent G20 dialogue processes, the Women 20 (W20) is a transnational network that brings together women leaders of civil society and business, entrepreneurs, and think tanks to address the subject of women’s economic participation and empowerment in the G20 objectives.

Within the framework of the 2018 Argentine presidency of the G20, W20 Argentina will focus on four pillars: labor inclusion, financial inclusion, digital inclusion, and rural inclusion.

On March 16, as part of the Women’s Hemispheric Network and the Argentina Series, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas will host W20 leaders from Argentina to discuss the group’s agenda for 2018.

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Susana Balbo, Chair, W20 Argentina @SusanaBalboOK
  • Paula Ferrari, Regional Marketing Director, GSMA Latin America
  • Paula Marra, Member of the Steering Committee, Grupo Productores del Sur
  • Andrea Rey, Partner, EY
  • Stephanie Oueda Cruz, Lead Investment Officer – Gender and Diversity, IDB Invest

This event is complimentary. Prior registration is required.
Online Registration is now Closed. You may still register at the AS/COA, on Friday March 16, starting at 2:00 p.m. 

Event Information: Cara Caponi | | 212-277-8368
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 212-277-8358
Membership Information: Natalia Williamson | nwilliamson@ | 212-277-8374
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
Individual Membership Information: Beckie Bintrim | | 212-277-8342
Press Inquiries:
Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.

Susana Balbo

Chair, W20 Argentina

Susana Balbo is the chair for the W20 Argentina and has served as national deputy for the province of Mendoza since 2015. Balbo has been making wine since she earned her enology degree in 1981, as the first female enologist in Argentina, and she has since made wine in Australia, California, Chile, France, Italy, South Africa, and Spain. She is most known for her innovation and progressive spirit in developing wines with unique character and quality and is the first Argentinean enologist ever hired as a consultant by European wineries.

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Paula Ferrari

Regional Marketing Director, GSMA Latin America

Paula Ferrari is the regional marketing director at GSMA Latin America. She joined GSMA in 2014 with the purpose of bringing together the mobile industry’s social responsibility efforts and the Latin American government’s social objectives in the “We Care” campaign. In her current role, Ferrari is responsible for designing and implementing GSMA’s marketing and communications strategies across the region.

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Paula Marra

Member of the Steering Committee, Grupo Productores del Sur

Paula Marra is a member of the Steering Committee of Grupo de Productores del Sur. She is also the founder and CEO of Matriarca, an organization that aims to develop a system of sustainable rural production and consumption. For 20 years, Marra held different senior positions at Grupo Los Grobo, a leading agribusiness and investment company in Latin America. Currently, she is actively engaged in initiatives such as Nutrición 10 Hambre Cero and Grupo Prisma and serves as a board member of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella ENI Espacio de Negocios Inclusivos.

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Andrea Rey

Partner, EY

Andrea Rey is a leading partner at EY Argentina where she is responsible for promoting diversity and inclusiveness. Rey joined EY 33 years ago and has dedicated her career to assisting clients in matters related to audit and advisory. Since 2010, she has led the forensic practice of the firm, helping clients in all types of investigations, fraud prevention, and dispute resolution. As South America’s representative at the inclusiveness advisory council of EY Americas since 2008, Rey has led initiatives that ensure the application of inclusiveness in the firm.

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