8:30 am to 12:30 pm BRT 
7:30 am to 11:30 am ET

Renaissance São Paulo Hotel
Alameda Santos, 2233
São Paulo
Brazil
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2024 Women's Hemispheric Network Conference: São Paulo

The conference will gather leaders from various sectors to discuss women’s empowerment and career advancement in the context of Brazil’s G20 presidency.

8:30 am to 12:30 pm BRT 
7:30 am to 11:30 am ET

Renaissance São Paulo Hotel
Alameda Santos, 2233
São Paulo
Brazil
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Overview

The AS/COA Women’s Hemispheric Network and Latin American Cities Conferences present:

Brazil's Leadership in the G20: 
The Impact of the Global Agenda on Women's Lives and Careers 

Protagonismo do Brasil no G20: O impacto da agenda global na vida e carreira das mulheres

The Council of the Americas' Women's Hemispheric Network: São Paulo 2024 Conference coincides with Brazil's presidency of the G20 and aims to provide a platform where various actors connected to the G20—including governmental representatives, the private sector, and the third sector—can share and dialogue on topics relevant to women and their professional trajectories. The main objective is to explore the intersection between women's individual experiences in their careers and the economic and social dynamics discussed within the scope of the G20. 

This is a by-invitation-only event and is open to COA corporate members and special guests. Request to attend.

The conference will be in Portuguese.

Follow the discussion on X: #womenASCOA | @ASCOA

Confirmed Speakers: 

  • Tarciana Medeiros, President, Banco do Brasil
  • Ana Fontes, Chair, W20
  • Paula Bellizia, Leader of Women, Diversity & Inclusion, B20
  • Ingrid Barth, Chair, Startup 20 
  • Cassiana Fernandez, Head of Latin America Economics Research, J.P. Morgan
  • Cristina Palmaka, President Latam and Caribbean, SAP  
  • Priscila Oliva, VP & General Director for CAS. American Tower
  • Luciana Abreu, Latam Regional President, Mars
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Cecilia Tornaghi, Journalist and Senior Director, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Lia Rizzo, Editor, Exame

*Additional speakers to be confirmed. 

Event Information: Thais Souza | tsouza@as-coa.org 
Sponsorship Opportunities: Constanza Guarino | cguarino@as-coa.org 
COA Corporate Membership: Miranda Gastelum | mgastelum@as-coa.org 
Press Inquiries: Claudia Torrens | mediarelations@as-coa.org

Agenda

Download the agenda: in English | em português

8:30–9:00 am — Registration and  Breakfast

9:00–9:05 am — Opening

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

9:05–9:40 am — Fireside Conversation | A conversation with Tarciana Medeiros 

  • Tarciana Medeiros, President, Banco do Brasil 
  • Cassiana Fernandez, Head of Latin America Economic Research, J.P. Morgan 

9:40–10:25 am — PANEL I | The Impact of the G20 Agenda on Women's Participation in the Labour Market 

This panel will address the main topics on the agendas of the G20 engagement groups related to the labor market for women. Topics such as fostering entrepreneurship, means of access to financing, and incentive policies that promote gender equity and equality in the different spheres of work will be discussed.

  • Ana Fontes, Chair, W20 
  • Paula Bellizia, Leader of Women, Diversity & Inclusion, B20 
  • Ingrid Barth, Chair, Startup 20 
  • Cecília Tornaghi, Journalist and Senior Director, AS/COA (Moderator)

10:25–10:45 am — Coffee Break & Networking 

10:45–11:30 am — PANEL 2 | Leadership in Strategic Sectors: The Role of Women in the Sustainable Development Agenda 

This panel will highlight the key role of women in leadership positions in industries and areas that lead economic growth and/or are of strategic importance to sustainable development. We will address sectors such as STEM, agriculture, energy transition, sustainable and innovative businesses, digitalization of the economy, circular economy, among others. 

  • Cristina Palmaka, President Latin America and Caribbean, SAP  
  • Priscila Oliva, VP and General Director for CAS, American Tower  
  • Luciana Abreu, President LATAM, Mars  
  • Lia Rizzo, Editor, Exame (Moderator)  

11:30 –11:45 am — Keynote | Cida Gonçalves, Minister of Women (Invited) 

The Minister will share what has been discussed in the official G20 Working Group (Sherpa tracks) on women's empowerment.

11:45 am–12:30 pm — Table Leaders and Takeaways Session (Off the record) 

The table leader session is an opportunity for networking, mentoring and exchange of experiences among conference participants. The approximately 45-minute conversations, at tables of approximately 8 participants each, provide the opportunity to discuss issues raised by speakers during panels, ask industry leaders for career advice, and share their own professional experience. After the discussions at the tables, some of the table leaders will be invited to share with the audience some conclusions and impressions of their respective conversations.

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