Innovative Funding and Women Empowerment
We are pleased to invite you to the Innovative Financing and Women’s Empowerment virtual conference.
UN Women and IE School of Global & Public Affairs are hosting a virtual conference where our esteemed panel members will discuss entrepreneurship, participation in the workforce and economic empowerment in Latin America. The conference will take place under the “Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business” framework, which is a UN Women and International Labour Organization collaborative program, financed by the European Union. The event will take place virtually through a Zoom Webinar.
Welcome and opening words:
Maria Noel Vaeza, UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean
Susana Malcorra, Dean IE School of Global and Public Affairs
Vinícius Carvalho Pinheiro, Director of the International Labor Office for the Southern Cone of Latin America
Javier Niño Perez, Acting Director General MD Americas of the External Service of the European Union
Moderation: Susana Malcorra. Dean IE School of Global and Public Affairs
Rebeca Grynspan, General Secretary of the Ibero-American Secretariat (SEGIB)
Juan Carlos Mora, President of Bancolombia
Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President of Colombia
Open dialogue by invitation
Moderator: Maria Noel Vaeza, UN Women Regional Director for the Americas and the Caribbean
Aimée Sentmat de Grimaldo, President of the Board of Directors of Banco BANITSMO
Gema Sacristán, General Director of Business, IDB Invest.
Norma Castro, Executive Director of Financial Inclusion of Santander Mexico
Laura González-Estéfani, Founder-CEO Venture City
Arancha González Laya, Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Government of Spain.
Dean at IE School of Global and Public Affairs
Susana Malcorra is Dean at IE School of Global and Public Affairs and was previously Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Argentina. Becoming in 2012 Chief of Staff for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave her invaluable experience for both humanitarian aid and peacekeeping operations. She has handled complex negotiations as a diplomat in various countries. She coordinated the mission to eliminate Syrian chemical weapons and the first ever Ebola emergency response in West Africa.