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Equal before the Law? Women in Business and Society 

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

May 11, 2016


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How do legal and institutional frameworks shape women's economic opportunities? How do women’s rights compare to those of men? The World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) have sought to quantify this in their research on Women, Business and the Law, with data on legal and regulatory barriers to women’s entrepreneurship and employment in 173 economies, covering seven areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, building credit, going to court, and protecting women from violence.

Join us for the Miami launch of the fourth edition of the report, Women, Business and the Law 2016: Getting to EqualA representative from the World Bank/IFC will present findings from the report as they relate to Miami and Latin America, and local business and government leaders will comment on the data before we open for an active Q&A discussion.


  • Lenore Rodicio, Provost of Academic and Student Affairs, Miami Dade College

Opening remarks:

  • Daniella Levine Cava, District 8 Commissioner, Miami-Dade County Commission


  • Nayda L. Almodóvar-Reteguis, Legal Analyst, Women, Business and the Law Project, The World Bank
  • Ines Bahachille, Vice President, Legal, and Director of Corporate Security, DIAGEO West Latin America & Caribbean (WestLAC) 
  • Ana M. Guevara, President, Aventi Associates
  • Andrea Padilla, Corporate Resources Director, CELISTICS Group
  • Nancy Anderson Bolton, Senior Director, AS/COA Miami (moderator)
This program is complimentary for all registrants but prior registration is required.
Please email to register.

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