5–6:45 p.m. New York

4–5:45 p.m. Mexico City

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Live Broadcast

Live broadcast


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

This virtual conference included a conversation on resilient leadership and interactive breakout workshops.

5–6:45 p.m. New York

4–5:45 p.m. Mexico City

Live Broadcast
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast



Join AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network as we host our fifth Mexico conference. The virtual conference begins with a panel conversation on resilient leadership. Female executives will share lessons learned from the past year and offer advice on how to stay motivated. The program continues with interactive workshops with industry leaders. These breakout sessions will allow participants to learn new skills, ask questions, and network with fellow conference participants.

Únete a la quinta edición de la conferencia Red Hemisférica de Mujeres de AS/COA en México. La conferencia virtual abrirá con una conversación sobre liderazgo resiliente. Mujeres líderes empresariales compartirán las lecciones aprendidas del último año y compartirán sus reflexiones y consejos sobre cómo mantenerse motivadas. El programa continuará con talleres interactivos con líderes del sector privado. Las sesiones grupales permitirán a los participantes aprender nuevas habilidades, hacer preguntas y conectar con otros participantes.

This program will be in Spanish.


  • María Ariza, CEO, Bolsa Institutional de Valores (BIVA) @maria_ariza
  • César Bernal, Director of CathLab in North Latin America, Medtronic
  • Carolina Bogado, Human Resources Director, Microsoft
  • Nacha Cattan, Bureau Chief in Mexico, Bloomberg News @nncattan
  • Claudina Garcia, Director of Legal and Public Affairs, American Tower México @ClaudinaGarcia5
  • Gretta González, General Manager, Uber México
  • Tania Ortiz, CEO, IEnova
  • Nancy Sanchez, General Manager Américas Manufacturing, LEGO Operaciones de Mexico
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #womenASCOA | @ASCOA

Event information: women@as-coa.org
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org


Download a PDF of the agenda.

4:00 p.m. CDMX / 5:00 p.m. New York — Welcoming Remarks (webcast)

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

4:05 p.m. CDMX / 5:05 p.m. New York — Panel: Resilience and Perseverance: How to Resist the Urge to Give Up (webcast)

This panel discussion will feature inspiring female CEOs who have had to adapt to working in the COVID era like the rest of us. What motivates them in their work? How do they encourage their teams and bring out their best work despite the circumstances? Have their priorities shifted or realigned over the past year? What have they learned through managing a team remotely? What advice do they give to other professional women who feel COVID fatigue? Panelists will share their personal stories of perseverance and resilient leadership.

  • María Ariza, CEO, Bolsa Institucional de Valores (BIVA)
  • Gretta González, General Manager, Uber México
  • Tania Ortiz Mena, CEO, IEnova
  • Nancy Sanchez, General Manager Américas Manufacturing, LEGO Operaciones de México
  • Nacha Cattan, Bureau Chief in Mexico, Bloomberg News (moderator)

5:05 p.m. CDMX / 6:05 p.m. New York — Breakout Sessions: Workshops with Industry Leaders (not webcast)

Conference participants will be able to choose which workshop to attend or they may choose to visit all three! These smaller breakout sessions will allow participants to listen to industry leaders, ask questions, and network with fellow conference participants.

Workshop leaders:   

  • Cesar Bernal, Director of CathLab in North Latin America, Medtronic 
    • The Impact of COVID-19 on Gender Parity Advances: Mexico and other Latin American countries have been hard hit by the pandemic with women often feeling these effects most acutely. With many people now working from home, how does this impact the life-work balance of professional women?
  • Carolina Bogado, Human Resources Director, Microsoft
    • Your Brand: In this workshop, we will share best practices to build you best personal brand in your career and how this can lead to personal growth and professional success.
  • Claudina Garcia, Director of Legal and Public Affairs, American Tower México 
    • Effective Negotiation: Women also negotiate. This presentation will explore how to plan and execute a successful strategy whether you’re closing a deal or negotiating a salary.

5:45 p.m. CDMX / 6:45 p.m. New York — End of program


María Ariza
CEO, Bolsa Institucional de Valores

María Ariza serves as CEO at Bolsa Institucional de Valores (BIVA), a global electronic marketplace for buying and selling securities, created with the aim of deepening the Mexican stock market and generating a competitive financing alternative for high growth companies. Prior to...

César Bernal
Director of CathLab, North Latin America, Medtronic

Cesar Bernal is currently the director of CathLab in North Latin America at Medtronic. He’s held several leadership positions within Medtronic, including general manager of Medtronic operations in Peru; director of surgical Innovations and early technologies based in Mexico City...

Carolina Bogado Gomez
Human Resources Director, Microsoft Mexico

Carolina Bogado Gomez has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. She is currently the human resources director for Microsoft Mexico, where she is focusing on cultural and digital transformation. She recently won HR Star awards for demonstrating excellence in...

Nacha Cattan
México Bureau Chief, Bloomberg News

Nacha Cattan is the Bloomberg News Bureau chief in Mexico City, where she leads a team of reporters and editors. Jointly, the team produces more news about business and the economy than any other international media outlet in Mexico. Before becoming Bureau Chief in November 2019...

Claudina García
Legal and Public Affairs Director, American Tower México

Claudina García is the director of legal and public affairs at American Tower México. She has over 18 years of experience in corporate law, financing, compliance, and telecommunications. As a leader in the telecommunications sector, García is the South Central region president of...

Gretta González
General Manager Shared Rides, Uber

Gretta González is the general manager of shared rides at Uber Mexico, the company’s fifth most important market and she is the first woman to head a Transport Network Company (TNC) globally. She has extensive experience in customer service, having served as the director of...

Tania Ortiz Mena
CEO, IEnova

Tania Ortiz Mena is the CEO of IEnova. Ortiz Mena joined IEnova in 2000 and held positions such as general manager, director of projects, director of government and regulatory affairs, and vice president of external affairs and business development. Previously, she worked at PMI...

Nancy Sanchez
General Manager, Americas Manufacturing, LEGO Operaciones de México

Nancy Sanchez is the general manager of Americas Manufacturing, responsible for the LEGO Group factory in Monterrey, which manufactures almost all of the LEGO products sold in the Americas. From the beginning of her career, Sanchez has focused on industrial engineering, which...

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

Susan Segal was elected President and CEO of Americas Society/Council of the Americas in 2003 after having worked in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. Prior to her appointment, Susan was a partner at Chase Capital Partners...

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