Video: Opening Doors for Women Leaders in the Private and Public Sectors

Having women in leadership positions within companies "is very good for the economy of the country but also for the productivity of the company," said Trinidad Jiménez García-Herrera at the fifth annual AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network conference in New York. While Jiménez García-Herrera is currently director of public affairs global strategy at Telefónica, she has held various positions in Spain's government, including foreign affairs minister (2010–2011). In this interview on the sidelines of the conference, she spoke about steps governments and the private sector can take to close the gender gap, from instituting gender quotas to promoting networking. She has a piece of advice for young professionals launching their careers: "Men sell themselves very well and we have to do the same."