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Panama City Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

April 1, 2014


The Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) Women's Hemispheric Network hosted a private luncheon on women's economic empowerment on April1, 2014 in Panama 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 the current opportunities and challenges professional women face in the workforce. Susan Segal, President and CEO of AS/COA, led the lunch discussion and the guests of  honor were Ilya R. Espino de Marotta, Executive Vice President for Engineering and Programs Management at Panama Canal Authority; Aimee Sentmat de Grimaldo, CEO at Banistmo and Patricia Menéndez Cambó, Chair, Global Practice at Greenberg Traurig. They shared personal experiences about maintaining a work-life balance, creating networks, assuming board positions, and providing support to their female employees.

(Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Chair, Global Practice- Greenberg Traurig, LLP)

The AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network is dedicated to inspiring young professional women with leadership potential, ages 22 to 35, by having successful women leaders share their personal stories. In creating this regional network for professional women, we are encouraging role models and leaders to inspire a generation of young professional women to remain and succeed in the workforce.

The Panama City luncheon will be followed by the Women’s Hemispheric Network's Third Annual Workshop and Networking in New York on October 3, 2014. We will also present round tables in Santiago de Chile, Mexico City and Miami.  

Learn more about the Women's Hemispheric Network.

Image: From L to R: Susana Pinilla, Director, Corporación Andina de Fomento, Panama; Aimee Sentmat de Grimaldo, Chief Executive Officer, Primer Banco del Istmo, S.A. ; Susan Segal; Ilya R. Espino de Marotta, Executive Vicepresident, Panama Canal Authority