"My main mission in life is not only to be a business woman, but really show that it is possible to break the glass ceiling," explained entrepreneur Leila Velez in a Women Hemispheric Network conference. Since its 2012 launch, AS/COA's Network has provided a space for women across the Americas to forge connections and pursue professional goals. Women in leadership positions—such as Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, former First Lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala, and Ellevate's Sallie Krawcheck—have shared their stories and advice with young professionals in nine cities across the Americas.
The result is a successful initiative. In a participant survey, nearly 95 percent of respondents felt inspired by panelists and women in the Network. Forty percent shared lessons learned with friends and colleagues through events, the Network's portal, or social media. And 52 percent of respondents said they are putting advice and career strategies into practice after participating in events or accessing AS/COA's content on the issue.
Learn more about the Women Hemispheric Network.
- Get updates via the AS/COA Women's Network portal.
- Watch past events and interviews from hemispheric women leaders.
- Join the discussion on social media with #womenASCOA.
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