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Improving Women's Access to Finance for a Post-COVID Recovery

Colombia's vice president joins a panel of top financial executives to discuss how to address challenges like financial exclusion and gender bias in a post-COVID world.

 

Panel Discussion: 3 to 4 pm ET

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(Ministerios Cash Luna)

Overview

Improving access to finance for women entrepreneurs would provide a massive boost to Latin America’s post-COVID recovery – and help address inequality and poverty as well. At present, nearly half of Latin American women lack a bank account, let alone access to credit for their small businesses. How can governments and banks best address barriers ranging from limited information about financial instruments to outright gender bias? What are good examples and cases of success in the region?

Speakers:

  • Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President of Colombia @mluciaramirez
  • Reina Irene Mejía, CEO of Citi Honduras
  • Susana García-Robles, Executive Advisor to the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) @RoblesSusanaro
  • Roberto Simon, Senior Director for Policy, AS/COA @robertosimon (moderator)

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For questions about the event, please contact Leonie Rauls at lrauls@as-coa.org.

For press inquiries, please contact mediarelations@as-coa.org.

 

Speakers

Susana Garcia-Robles
Executive Director, Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America, and Venture Partner, Capria Ventures

Susana García-Robles is the executive advisor to the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) and a venture partner at Capria Ventures. Until March 2020, she was the chief investment officer and gender initiatives coordinator at the Inter-American...

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Reina Irene Mejía Chacón
Executive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank

Reina Mejía is the executive vice president for the Inter-American Development Bank.


Prior to holding this position, she spent 25 years at Citi Honduras as the CEO and the Corporate and Investment Bank head. She has also served as president of the Boards of Citi Crédito and...

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Marta Lucia Ramírez
Vice President, Colombia

Marta Lucía Ramírez de Rincón is the vice president of the Republic of Colombia. She has over 35 years of experience in business development, commerce, international negotiations and foreign investments, and has dedicated herself to implementing public policies that promote...

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Roberto Simon
Senior Director for Policy and Head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group, AS/COA

Roberto Simon is the senior director for policy and head of the Anti-Corruption Working Group at Americas Society/Council of the Americas and the politics editor for Americas Quarterly. Previously, Simon served as the lead Latin America analyst at FTI Consulting’s Geopolitical...

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