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Mexico City Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

October 15, 2013


Senator Gabriela Cuevas. (Image: Flor de María Cordero Estrada)

The Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) Women’s Hemispheric Network hosted a private luncheon on women’s economic empowerment on October 15, 2013 in Mexico City.

This luncheon convened a select group of public and private sector leaders as well as promising young talents from a variety of sectors to discuss their personal experiences and share the challenges they faced or are currently facing in advancing their careers. Susan Segal, president and CEO of AS/COA, led the lunch discussion and Senator Gabriela Cuevas was the guest of honor, sharing personal experiences working in the public sector in Mexico. Lourdes Aranda, advisor to Foreign Minister José Antonio Meade, also shared her experiences as former undersecretary of foreign affairs and the first female G20 sherpa in history.

Lourdes Aranda (center) spoke at the event.

The AS/COA Women’s Hemispheric Network is dedicated to inspiring young female talent, ages 22 to 35, by having successful female leaders share their personal stories. In creating this regional network for professional women, we are encouraging role models and leaders to become mentors and seek mentees. The Mexico City luncheon followed the Women’s Hemispheric Network’s second annual workshop “Cultivating the Next Generation of Female Leaders: Journeys that Inspire” on October 11 in New York, and will be followed by subsequent events in Lima and Miami.

Learn more about the Women’s Hemispheric Network.