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Stopping Violence against Women: A Conversation with Luiza Trajano

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

September 29, 2020


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Latin America is facing another epidemic: a shocking surge in cases of violence against women. Chairwoman Luiza Trajano of Brazilian retailer Magazine Luiza has relentlessly prioritized this issue and created a comprehensive initiative in her company to tackle violence within and outside the workplace. Join us in this conversation where she will share her experience on how companies can contribute to stopping gender violence.


  • Luiza Helena Trajano, Chairwoman, Magazine Luiza @luizatrajano
  • Cecilia Tornaghi, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly @ctornaghi (moderator)

Note: This event will be presented in English. 

To listen to the event in Portuguese, register with Emilie Sweigart at

To listen to the event in English, come back to this page at the time of the event. No registration is required.

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Luiza Helena Trajano

Chairwoman, Board of Directors, Magazine Luiza

Luiza Helena Trajano is the chairwoman of the board of directors of Magazine Luiza, one of Brazil’s largest retailers. She is also the president of the Grupo Mulheres do Brasil, an organization that promotes women’s rights. Trajano is a consultant at twelve other entities, including the Instituto para Desenvolvimento do Varejo, the Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo, UNICEF, and the UN Population Fund in Brazil. For the past 22 years, Magazine Luiza has been ranked as of the best places to work in Brazil.

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Cecilia Tornaghi

Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly

Cecilia Tornaghi is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly. A Brazilian-American journalist, she has been covering Latin America for the last 20 years with a focus on policy, business and economics. She spent 13 years at Bloomberg, starting as a Nasdaq reporter, then as an anchor, news editor, deputy managing editor for Bloomberg Brasil TV and lastly as Latin America correspondent for Bloomberg TV interviewing heads of state, cabinet members, and C-suite executives from across the region.

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