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Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Innovations in Leadership – AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network Conference

Join AS/COA's Women’s Hemispheric Network as we celebrate our fifth annual conference in New York City on October 13.

Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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680 Park Avenue
New York
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In collaboration with NYU School of Law, NYU Stern School of Business, and ProMujer.

Join the Women’s Hemispheric Network as we celebrate our fifth annual conference in New York City. This year’s conference, “Innovations in Leadership,” will bring together professional women and men from a variety of sectors to discuss gender parity in the workplace and best practices in developing female talent. Conference participants will also have the opportunity to network and join in the conversation during lunch with table leaders. Please note that this year’s event will be on the record and open to the press.

This event will be webcast from 9 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. No registration to watch the webcast is required.

Speakers:

  • Om Arora, Head of Latin America, Pfizer Innovative Health @pfizer
  • Bernadette Aulestia, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, HBO @bernyau
  • Katia Bouazza, Co-Head of Global Banking for Latin America, HSBC @HSBC
  • Gabriela Frías, Anchor, CNN en Español @gfrias
  • Fany Gerson, Founder, La Newyorkina @fanygerson
  • Erika Irish Brown, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bloomberg @ErikaIrishBrown
  • Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera, Director of Public Affairs Global Strategy, Telefónica @Telefonica
  • Cristina López, Founding Partner, LOVILL-LatamLex @Lovillpanama
  • Richard Lui, News Anchor, MSNBC and NBC News @RichardLui
  • Alexis Meissner, Head of Securities Services, Americas, HSBC
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal
  • Leila Velez, Founder and CEO, Beleza Natural @LeilaCVelez
  • Suzy White, Chief Operating Officer for Global Markets, Americas, HBSC
  • Courtney Wright, Vice President, Institutional Coverage Group, HBSC

 

Table Leaders:

  • Alexandra Aguirre, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig LLP @GT_Law
  • Om Arora, Head of Latin America, Pfizer Innovative Health
  • Bernadette Aulestia, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, HBO
  • Katia Bouazza, Co-Head of Global Banking for Latin America, HSBC
  • Clara María Bozzo, Diversity & Inclusion Lead of Corporate, External, & Legal Affairs, Microsoft Latin America
  • Lourdes Casanova, Academic Director Emerging Markets Institute, S.C. Johnson School of Management
  • Luisa García, Partner and CEO Andes Region, Llorente & Cuenca
  • Elizabeth L. Heurtematte de Alfaro, Partner, LOVILL
  • Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera, Director of Public Affairs Global Strategy, Telefónica @Telefonica
  • José Antonio Llorente, Founding Partner and Chairman, Llorente & Cuenca
  • Denisse Montesinos, Director, Business manager for Latin America and Iberia, BlackRock
  • Marian Pestana de Paula, Head of Institutional Relations, Braskem America

 

Registration: $50 for AS, COA, and YPA members; $75 for nonmembers

Become an Americas Society or a YPA member today and receive complimentary registration to this event.
For more information, please contact Felipe Marin at fmarin@as-coa.org or 1-212-277-8342.

Event Information: Cara Caponi | ccaponi@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8368
Table Sponsorship Opportunities: Natalia Novak-Williamson | nwilliamson@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8374
COA Corporate Membership Information: Randy Melzi | rmelzi@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8337
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 12.

Agenda

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8:00 – 9:00 a.m.   Registration and Networking Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:10 a.m.   Opening Remarks (Webcast available)

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

9:10 – 9:35 a.m.   Keynote Remarks (Webcast available)

  • Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera, Director of Public Affairs Global Strategy, Telefónica

9:35 – 10:25 a.m.   Conversation: Founder and CEO (Webcast available) 
Entrepreneurial women share their experiences of taking chances and building their own businesses. 

  • Fany Gerson, Founder and Chef, La Newyorkina
  • Cristina Lopez, Founding Partner, Lopez, Villanueva & Heurtematte
  • Leila Cristina Velez, Founder and CEO, Beleza Natural
  • Gabriela Frias, Reporter, CNN en Español (moderator)

10:25 – 11:10 a.m. Coffee and Networking Break 

11:10 – 12:20 p.m.   Conversation: Why Relationships Matter (Webcast available) 
Women and men discuss how growing their networks influenced their careers and why advocating for talented professional women is important.

  • Om Arora, Head of Latin America, Pfizer Innovative Health
  • Bernadette Aulestia, EVP of Global Distribution, HBO
  • Erika Irish Brown, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bloomberg
  • Richard Lui, Reporter, MSNBC (moderator)

12:00  12:30 p.m.   Case Study: Multigenerational Network of Female Leaders in Global Banking and Markets (Webcast available) 

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.   Lunch Conversation with Table Leaders
Leaders from a variety of sectors will facilitate an informal conversation with conference participants during lunch.

  • Alexandra Aguirre, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig
  • Om Arora, Head of Latin America, Pfizer Innovative Health
  • Bernadette Aulestia, Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, HBO
  • Katia Bouazza, Co-Head of Global Banking for Latin America, HSBC
  • Clara María Bozzo, Diversity & Inclusion Lead - Corporate, External, and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Latin America
  • Lourdes Casanova, Academic Director Emerging Markets Institute, S.C. Johnson School of Management
  • Luisa García, Partner and CEO Andes Region, Llorente & Cuenca
  • Elizabeth L. Heurtematte de Alfaro, Partner, LOVILL
  • Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera, Director of Public Affairs Global Strategy, Telefónica
  • José Antonio Llorente, Founding Partner & Chairman, Llorente & Cuenca
  • Denisse Montesinos, Director, Business manager for Latin America and Iberia, BlackRock
  • Marian Pestana de Paula, Head of Institutional Relations, Braskem America

1:30 – 1:35 p.m.  Closing Remarks

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

1:35 – 2:00 p.m. Networking Dessert Reception and Exhibition
Tours of Told and Untold: The Photo Stories of Kati Horna in the Illustrated Press in the Americas Society Visual Art Gallery

Speakers

Om Arora
Head of Latin America, Pfizer Innovative Health

Om Arora is the regional head for Pfizer’s Innovative Health business in Latin America. Prior to this role, he was the regional president of Latin America and Canada for Pfizer’s Vaccines business. During his career at Pfizer, Arora has held positions of increasing responsibility...

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Bernadette Aulestia
Executive Vice President of Global Distribution, Home Box Office

Bernadette Aulestia is the executive vice president of global distribution for Home Box Office, Inc. She is responsible for overseeing all distribution operations of the company’s services and platforms worldwide. Internationally, she is responsible for the operations of HBO...

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Katia Bouazza
Vice Chair, Capital Markets, Americas, HSBC

Katia Bouazza is the vice chair of capital markets for the Americas at HSBC. Previously, she was the head of global banking for Latin America, leading HSBC’s client coverage across all sectors, as well as the origination and execution of financing solutions for the region. Under...

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Erika Irish Brown
Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Bloomberg

Erika Irish Brown is the global head of diversity and inclusion in Bloomberg LP. She is responsible for developing and driving the company’s global strategy and approach to diversity and inclusion in collaboration with senior management to ensure alignment with business goals...

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Gabriela Frias
Anchor, CNN en Español

Gabriela Frias is an experienced and recognized business journalist who currently anchors Portafolio Global. For more than 15 years, she has presented financial news from Latin America and the world for CNN, interviewing world leaders and traveling to high profile events such as...

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Fany Gerson
Founder, La Newyorkina

Fany Gerson is founder and chef at La Newyorkina, an artisanal Mexican frozen treats and sweets business founded in 2010. She is also chef and co-owner of Dough, an artisan gourmet doughnut shop in New York. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Gerson has worked in a...

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Trinidad Jiménez
Director of Public Affairs Global Strategy, Telefónica

Trinidad Jiménez is the director of public affairs global strategy at Telefónica, SA. Prior to joining Telefónica, she was appointed as Spain's foreign affairs minister in 2010,  health and social affairs minister in 2009, and served as Spain's secretary of state for Latin...

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Cristina López
Founding Partner, LOVILL-LatamLex

Cristina López is founding partner and head of the dispute resolution department at LOVILL-LatamLex, one of the leading law firms in Panama. López specializes in litigation, arbitration, negotiation, and corporate transactions. She is also a designated arbitrator in the...

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Richard Lui
Anchor and Journalist, MSNBC/NBC News

Richard Lui is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC and NBC News, with more than 30 years’ experience in television, film, technology, and business. Lui joined MSNBC in 2010, where he anchors Early Today for NBC News and covers sports for both NBC News and MSNBC morning shows...

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

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations...

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Leila Cristina Velez
Founder and CEO, Beleza Natural

Leila Cristina Velez is the founder and CEO of Beleza Natural, a chain of beauty institutes and a cosmetics factory, specializing in curly hair treatments in Brazil. Beleza Natural currently has 4,000 employees, 47 locations in five states, a factory, five training centers and...

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