Anti-Corruption Working Group
The AS/COA Anti-Corruption Working Group (AWG) is an action-oriented network focused on producing concrete results and contributing to the reduction of corruption in Latin America. The AWG navigates Latin America’s evolving anti-corruption movement by convening the region’s top corruption fighters and corporate leaders who are determined to see the historic crackdown on graft continue.
The AWG is open to and currently includes AS/COA corporate, Chairman’s International Advisory Council, Board of Directors, and President’s Circle members.
The AWG is funded by corporate members and foundations. AS/COA retains full editorial and content independence regarding all programming activities, research, advisory board membership and materials associated with the AWG.
AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network
Women only make up only 20 percent of global board directors and serve as CEOs at just 28—or 5.8 percent—of S&P 500 companies. As noted in a recent report from the Peterson Institute, "Latin America stands out as a region where progress appears particularly slow" in increasing the number of women represented in corporate leadership.
With that in mind, Americas Society/Council of the Americas started the Women’s Hemispheric Network to encourage rising young professional women between the ages of 22 and 35 to stay in the workforce and reach leadership positions. The Network launched in October 2012 at a New York workshop featuring then-Executive Director of UN Women Michelle Bachelet and former First Lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala.
Building on that success, the Network went global in 2013, hosting a series of events across the Americas, including in Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, and Miami. In 2020, the Network hosted twelve virtual programs engaging more professional women and male allies across the hemisphere than ever before. This year, we look forward to celebrating the 10th anniversary of WHN in October 2021 with our flagship event: a virtual conference featuring leaders and role models from across Latin America and the United States.
|"I leave inspired and certainly will pass this inspiration in the actions with the 200,000 women entrepreneurs from my network."
– Entrepreneur Ana Fontes, founder of Rede Mulher Empreendedora, after WHN Brazil conference.
In conjunction with AS/COA’s programmatic efforts, we offer this portal to maintain an active discussion. Explore the following areas of the portal by navigating through the tabs to the left.
- We hold events across the Americas. Find out where we have been on the past events tab.
- View videos in the Watch & Listen section.
- Access interviews, publications, and more related content from hemispheric women leaders.
- For more information, contact: email@example.com
One day before the 10th annual conference, WHN will host four simultaneous sessions on topics ranging from talent development to women in STEM, facilitated by industry leaders.
Join us as we feature women leaders and male allies from across the Western Hemisphere for a timely discussion on gender parity in the Americas.