Panel Discussion: 4 pm to 5:15 pm ET (5 pm to 6:15 pm Brasília)

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Brazilian Women in STEM

AS/COA's Women’s Hemispheric Network hosted a Webex discussion on how to boost gender participation in the tech industry in Brazil.

Panel Discussion: 4 pm to 5:15 pm ET (5 pm to 6:15 pm Brasília)

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Brazilian Women in Stem

In 2018, only 20 percent of jobs in the tech sector were held by women. Not only is their representation much lower, but the turnover rate for women working in the tech industry is also more than double that of men. How can we include more women and minority groups in STEM jobs? What policies and actions are being implemented? As underrepresented groups are the most vulnerable to lose their jobs to automation, how can we better prepare them for the workforce of the future? Join us for an on-the-record panel discussion focused on diversity and inclusion in STEM in Brazil. The conversation will be held in Portuguese.


Mulheres Brasileiras em Stem

Em 2018, apenas 20 por cento dos empregos no setor de tecnologia eram ocupados por mulheres. A representatividade de mulheres é baixa e a taxa de rotatividade das mulheres no setor é duas vezes maior que a dos homens. Como podemos incluir mais mulheres e grupos minoritários no setor de STEM? Quais são as políticas e ações que estão sendo implementadas? Uma vez que grupos sub-representados estão mais vulneráveis a perder seus empregos para a automação, como podemos prepará-los para a mão-de-obra do futuro? Participe do nosso painel on-the-record sobre a diversidade e inclusão no setor de STEM no Brasil. O painel será realizado em português.


  • Silvana Bahia, Director, Olabi
  • Maria Augusta Bernardini, Executive Medical Director, AstraZeneca do Brasil
  • Alessandra Del Debbio, Legal and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Brazil
  • Paula Moreira, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Brazil (moderator)

A video recording of this presentation will be publicly available after the event's conclusion.

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Silvana Bahia
Director, Olabi

Silvana Bahia is the executive director of Olabi and coordinator of PretaLab, a network of Black women in technology. She holds a master's degree in culture and territoriality from Universidade Federal Fluminense and is an associate researcher at the University of Sao Paulo’s...

Maria Augusta Bernardini
Executive Medical Director, AstraZeneca do Brasil

Maria Augusta Bernardini is the executive medical director at AstraZeneca do Brasil. She has extensive experience in people management, insights gathering, strategic medical management, and license to operate medical activities (pharmacovigilance, scientific information, customer...

Alessandra Del Debbio
Legal and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Brazil

Alessandra Del Debbio is the legal and corporate vice president at Microsoft Brazil. She previously worked at Nokia, serving as legal director in Brazil and Latin America. She also served as a legal manager between 2002 and 2004 at Microsoft. She returned to Microsoft in 2014 as...

Paula Moreira
Director of Fixed Income Office, Goldman Sachs Brazil

Paula Moreira manages the Brazil Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) Sales desk at Goldman Sachs Brazil. She is a member of the Goldman Sachs do Brasil Banco Múltiplo S/A & Goldman Sachs do Brasil CTVM S.A. Brazil Management Committee and co-chair of the Brazil...

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