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Women's Economic Empowerment in Mexico: Lessons from the Top

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 9, 2015
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In collaboration with AbogadasMX, Allium Comunidad de Liderazgo Femenino, A.C., and MBA Mujeres de México

AS/COA's Women's Hemispheric Network will return to Mexico City to host a private workshop on women’s economic empowerment.

Speakers:

  • Eduardo Bolio, Director and Managing Partner, Mexico Office, McKinsey & Company
  • Conchita Calderon, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
  • Gina Diez Barroso, President & CEO, Grupo Diarq
  • Rossana Fuentes-Berain, Founder, Start Up Mexico Media Lab S21
  • Amb. Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York
  • Amy Glover, Director, McLarty Associates
  • César Hernández Ochoa, Undersecretary of Electricity, SENER
  • Teresa Incháustegui, Director, Instituto de las Mujeres del Distrito Federal
  • Ana Elena Mallet, Independent Curator
  • José Raz Guzmán, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Vanessa Rubio, Undersecretary of Planning, Evaluation, and Regional Development, SEDESOL
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Alexander G. van Tienhoven, Head of Wealth Management for Latin America and the Caribbean, UBS AG

 

Table Leaders:

  • Maria Elena Blanco, Government Affairs Manager, Apple Mexico
  • Perla Buenrostro, Founding Partner, Womerang
  • Palmira Camargo, Director of Strategic Communication and Corporate Citizenship, PepsiCo Mexico
  • Norma Cerros, Founding Partner, Womerang
  • Valeria Chapa Garza, General Counsel for Latin America, Honeywell International Inc.
  • Vicente Corta, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Juana Donnelly, Executive Director, JPMorgan Grupo Financiero, S.A. de C.V.
  • Maria del Consuelo Lima, Head of Gender Equality Unit, Ministry of Finance
  • Amy Glover, Director, McLarty Associates
  • Bertha González, Director, UBS Wealth Management Mexico
  • Victor Herrera, Managing Director, Mexico Office Head, Standard & Poor’s
  • Ana Elena Mallet, Independent Curator
  • Liliana Mejia, Head of Public Affairs, Bimbo
  • Aura Mione, Founder and Managing Director, HeadSeekers
  • Carmina Mogollón and Cecilia Quintanilla, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, S.C.
  • Maralty Ramirez, Director of Corporate Finances, Grupo Salinas
  • Laura Santana, Business Development Manager, Strategic Growth Markets, EY Mexico
  • Paulina Trueba, Country Executive, Mexico Representative Office, BNY Mellon
  • Ursula Wilhelm, Head of Investor Relations & Financial Intelligence, Grupo Financiero Banorte
     

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

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Eduardo Bolio

Director and Managing Partner, McKinsey & Co.

Eduardo Bolio is the director and managing partner of McKinsey & Company’s Mexico office. He is also a leader of the company’s global work in energy, basic materials, education, operations, and public institutions. Bolio’s areas of focus also include commerce and private equity. Apart from Mexico, he has led projects in many regions, including North and South America, the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe.

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Gina Diez Barroso

President and CEO, Grupo Diarq

Gina Diez Barroso is president and CEO of Grupo Diarq. Under her leadership, Grupo Diarq has completed more than 650 residential and hospitality projects to date. In 2004, Diez Barroso founded CENTRO, the first university in Mexico City specialized in creative studies. CENTRO currently offers seven undergraduate degrees and one master’s program, as well as a broad range of continuing education courses in related disciplines.

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Conchita Calderón

Executive Director, J.P. Morgan

Conchita Calderón is an executive director at J.P. Morgan in Mexico. She has more than 14 years of experience in planning and wealth management. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Calderon occupied leadership positions in Canepa Management. Additionally, she worked in Santander as a senior private banker specializing in the Ultra High Net Worth family groups in Mexico. Calderon obtained her Law degree from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and graduated with a degree in Financial Markets from the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles.

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Rossana Fuentes-Berain

Founder, Start Up Mexico Media Lab S21

Rossana Fuentes-Berain is the founder of Start Up Mexico Media Lab S21, a media lab dedicated to studying communication among those that will define the 21st century. Prior to her current role, which she began in September 2014, she was the editorial vice president of Grupo Expansión. Before becoming vice president, Fuentes-Berain worked as the director of the opinion section in El Universal, the assistant director for research and special affairs in the newspaper Reforma, and the first female editor of the business section in El Financiero.

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Amy Glover

Director, McLarty Associates

Amy Glover is a director at the Mexico practice of McLarty Associates. Prior to her current position, Glover lived in Mexico City for over a decade, where she most recently served as the director of external affairs for the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) of Mexico. At AmCham Mexico, she was responsible for managing the public policy, government affairs, and media strategy of the organization. Glover has also worked as a director at De la Calle, Madrazo, Mancera (CMM), where she advised multinational companies on their Mexico strategies.

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César Hernández Ochoa

Undersecretary of Electricity, SENER

César Hernández Ochoa was appointed undersecretary of Electricity within Mexico’s Ministry of Energy (SENER) by President Enrique Peña Nieto on February 5, 2014. Previously, he served as the head of the Legal Affairs department at SENER. Hernández Ochoa currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE).

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Teresa Incháustegui

Director, Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres del Distrito Federal

Teresa Incháustegui is the director of Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres del Distrito Federal, Mexico City's official agency addressing women's issues. From 2009 to 2012, Incháustegui served as a federal deputy where she oversaw the Special Commission investigating femicide in Mexico and was secretary for the Committee on Public Safety, a member of the Gender and Equality Committee, and a member of the Commission of the Government. She founded and was director of the Center for the Advancement of Women and Gender Equality within the House of Representatives.

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Ana Elena Mallet

Independent Curator

Ana Elena Mallet is a Mexico City-based independent curator specializing in modern and contemporary design. She was co-curator of Moderno: Design for Living in Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela, 1940–1978 at the Americas Society in New York (February-June, 2015) and is also co-curating Design and the Border at Craft and Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in Los Angeles (expected 2017).

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José Raz Guzmán

Mexico City Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

José Raz Guzmán serves as managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office. Raz Guzmán’s practice focuses on financial and M&A transactions. He handles various matters involving capital markets, banking, real estate, and mergers and acquisitions. Raz Guzmán works with issuers, underwriters, and investors in public and private offerings of equity, debt, structured instruments, Fibras, CKDs, and securitizations.

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Vanessa Rubio Márquez

Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit, SHCP

Vanessa Rubio Márquez holds a bachelor's in international relations from the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) and a master of science from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She's worked at the public sector for 22 years: 12 in the Finance and Public Credit Secretariat, nine in the Foreign Affairs Secretariat, and one in the Social Development Secretariat. She is the only woman in Mexico to be appointed three times to an undersecretary role in each of those secretariats.

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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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Alexander G. van Tienhoven

Head of Wealth Management for Latin America and the Caribbean, UBS AG

Alexander G. van Tienhoven is head of Wealth Management for Latin America and the Caribbean of UBS AG. In a career spanning nearly 28 years at Citibank NA and until March 2015, he was responsible for the Citi Private Bank, Citigold Private Client, Banamex Banca Privada & Patrimonial, Citigold International, and International Personal Banking's businesses in the region. Van Tienhoven was also responsible for the asset management, brokerage (Accival), retirement (Afore Banamex), insurance (Seguros Banamex), and trust businesses.

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8:30  9:30 a.m. Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:30  9:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

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

9:45  10:30 a.m. Panel: Women in Leadership  What’s Next for Mexico?

  • Conchita Calderón, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
  • Gina Diez Barroso, President & CEO, Grupo Diarq
  • Ana Elena Mallet, Independent Curator
  • Vanessa Rubio, Undersecretary of Planning, Evaluation, and Regional Development, SEDESOL
  • Rossana Fuentes-Berain, Founder, Start Up Mexico Media Lab S21 (moderator)

10:30  11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00  12:00 p.m. Table Leader Session

  • María Elena Blanco, Government Affairs Manager, Apple Mexico
  • Perla Buenrostro, Founding Partner, Womerang
  • Palmira Camargo, Director of Corporate Affairs, Sabritas/Pepsico Americas Foods
  • Norma Cerros, Founding Partner, Womerang
  • Valeria Chapa Garza, General Counsel for Latin America, Honeywell International Inc.
  • Vicente Corta, Partner, White & Case LLP
  • Juana Donnelly, Executive Director, JPMorgan Grupo Financiero, S.A. de C.V.
  • Amy Glover, Director, McLarty Associates
  • Bertha González, Director, UBS Wealth Management Mexico
  • Víctor Herrera, Managing Director, Mexico Office Head, Standard & Poor’s
  • María del Consuelo Lima, Head of Gender Equality Unit, Ministry of Finance
  • Ana Elena Mallet, Independent Curator
  • Liliana Mejía, Director of Public Affairs, Bimbo
  • Aura Mione, Founder and Managing Director, HeadSeekers
  • Carmina Mogollón and Cecilia Quintanilla, Of Counsel, Greenberg Traurig, S.C.
  • Maralty Ramírez, Director of Corporate Finances, Grupo Salinas
  • Laura Santana, Business Development Manager, Strategic Growth Markets, EY Mexico
  • Paulina Trueba, Country Manager, BNY Mellon
  • Ursula Wilhelm, Head of Investor Relations & Financial Intelligence, Grupo Financiero Banorte

12:00  12:45 p.m. Panel: A Male Perspective on Working with and for Women

  • Eduardo Bolio, Director and Managing Partner, McKinsey & Co.
  • César Hernández Ochoa, Undersecretary of Electricity, SENER
  • José Raz Guzmán, Mexico City Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
  • Alexander G. van Tienhoven, Head of Wealth Management for Latin America and the Caribbean, UBS AG
  • Amy Glover, Director, McLarty Associates (moderator)

12:45  1:00 p.m. Remarks

  • Teresa Incháustegui, Director, Instituto de las Mujeres del Distrito Federal

1:00  1:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York

1:15 to 1:30 p.m. Networking Reception