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Resilience, Ambition, and Women in STEM

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

July 21, 2020


(Image: Pedro Uribe)

In 2018, only 20 percent of jobs in technology were held by women. How can we bridge the gap? What inclusion policies are being implemented successfully? With increased uncertainty during the pandemic, how can professional women stay on track and continue to advance their careers? Join the Women's Hemispheric Network as we host a conversation on building a resilient career in STEM fields. The Mexico-based panelists will share advice on how to build confidence and set ambitious goals, even in uncertain times. The conversation will be in Spanish.


  • Ana Claudina Garcia, Legal and Public Affairs Director, American Tower México
  • Diana Gómez Herman, Public Sector Lead, Microsoft México
  • Sylvia Varela, President and General Director, AstraZeneca México
  • Juan Pablo Spinetto, Editorial Director of Economy and Government in Latin America, Bloomberg (moderator)

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Ana Claudina García

Legal and Public Affairs Director, American Tower México

Ana Claudina García is the director of legal and public affairs at American Tower México. She has over 18 years of experience in corporate law, financing, compliance, and telecommunications.

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Diana Gómez Herman

Public Sector Lead, Microsoft México

Diana Gómez Herman is the public sector lead for Microsoft México where her main mission is to help government entities accelerate their digital strategies. Prior to this role, she was a sales director for the financial services, telecommunications, media, and entertainment industries. Gómez has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry having collaborated with different companies, such as EDS, Compaq, and HP. She was also general manager of Unisys México.

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Sylvia Varela

President and General Director, AstraZeneca México

Sylvia Varela has been the country president of AstraZeneca Mexico since 2016. She has over 25 years of professional experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with extensive general management responsibility over broad portfolios and multiple geographies in Latin America. Varela has been responsible for leading country and regional operations overlooking over 15 markets, with a demonstrated track record of outstanding business results and sustained market leadership positions.

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Juan Pablo Spinetto

Managing Editor for Economics & Government in Latin America, Bloomberg

Juan Pablo Spinetto is a business journalist with a 15-year-career at Bloomberg News, currently working as the company’s managing editor for economics and government in Latin America.

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