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AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network Conference: Mexico City

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 20, 2019
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Join the Women’s Hemispheric Network as we host our fourth conference in Mexico City. Conference participants will have the opportunity to network and join in the conversation with table leaders. This year’s conference will focus on the strategies and initiatives to promote women's leadership and the challenges professional women and men face with their partners as they respond to the demands of two careers.  

Confirmed Speakers:*

  • Graciela Márquez Colín, Minister of Economy, Mexico @GMarquezColin
  • Vanessa Rubio, Senator, Mexican Congress @VRubioMarquez
  • Mónica Aspe Bernal, Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Communications, AT&T Mexico @maspeb
  • Sofía Belmar Berumen, CEO, Metlife Mexico @sofiabelmar
  • Rafael Casas Don, Vice President, Market Access, Medtronic @Medtronic
  • Jean-Louis Guisset, Head of J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Samantha Ricciardi, Managing Director, Country Head, BlackRock Mexico @BlackRockMX
  • Alejandra Rodríguez Sáenz, Corporate Vice President of Human Resources, Orbia @orbia
  • Paula Santilli, CEO PepsiCo Latin America, @p_santilli
  • Samuel Villegas, Country Head, Goldman Sachs Mexico
  • Sergio Waisser, Managing Partner Mexico, McKinsey & Company @McKinsey
  • Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @ASCOA

*Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Event information: Yvette Garza | ygarza@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8370
Table Sponsorship Opportunities: Natalia Novak-Williamson | nwilliamson@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8374
COA Corporate Membership Information: Mila Fontana | mfontana@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8331
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Registration and Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19.

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8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 to 9:45 a.m. Opening Remarks

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

9:45 to 10:05 a.m. Keynote Remarks

  • Paula Santilli, CEO Latin America, PepsiCo

10:05 to 10:50 a.m.     Panel: Making It to the Top  Working toward Professional Success

Women face difficulties in advancing to the highest levels of their organizations, affecting their professional development. What are the barriers standing in their way? What initiatives are companies implementing to expand women’s leadership impact and scope? What can be learned from the women who do make it to the top?

  • Sofia Belmar, CEO, Metlife Mexico
  • Vanessa Rubio, Senator, Mexican Congress
  • Samuel Villegas, Country Head, Goldman Sachs 
  • Sergio Waisser, Managing Partner Mexico, McKinsey & Company
  • Rafael Casas Don, Vice President, Market Access, Medtronic (moderator)

10:50 to 11:20 a.m. Coffee and Networking Break

11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Table Leader Session

Leaders from a variety of sectors will facilitate an informal conversation with conference participants during lunch.

12:20 to 1:05 p.m. Panel: The Power of Two  Making the Workplace Work for Dual-Career Couples

Despite the significant increase and emphasis on gender equality, many couples continue to struggle with balancing their responsibilities at work and at home. Professional women and men will discuss the challenges they face with their partners as they respond to the demands of two careers. 

  • Mónica Aspe Bernal, Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Communications, AT&T Mexico
  • Jean-Louis Guisset, Head of J.P. Morgan Private Bank
  • Samantha Ricciardi, Managing Director, Country Head, BlackRock Mexico
  • Alejandra Rodriguez Saenz, Vice President of HR, Orbia

1:05 to 1:20 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Graciela Márquez Colín, Minister of Economy of Mexico