Video: BRAVO Leadership Conversation – Isabel de Saint Malo and Patricia Menéndez-Cambó

The former vice president of Panama and SoftBank Group International deputy general counsel discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have affected women in Latin America.


  • Isabel Saint Malo, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, UN Development Program; Former Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama 
  • Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Deputy General Counsel, SoftBank Group International
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA (introduction)

Although Latin America has advanced on gender equity in some respects, “Today, there is not a single female head of state elected in Latin America,” noted former Panamanian Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo in a conversation part of our BRAVO Virtual Series: Leadership and Transformation in Times of Crisis. Saint Malo and Patricia Menéndez-Cambó discussed the issue of female leadership in the realm of politics, the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on women, and the new social contract the region needs to spur inclusive and sustainable growth.