VISION

Create an organization with international coverage that focuses on enhancing the individual and collective value of women in leadership positions that have a stake in Latin America, either because they are located in or do business with the region.

MISSION

Become a premier women’s business forum that provides executive or aspiring executive business women and leaders located in or doing business with Latin America with access to a strong global network of executive women with a stake in Latin America and educational and career development support for the purpose of the advancement of such women throughout their careers into leadership and executive positions across all industries and sectors.

ACTION

Share best practices aimed at closing the gender gap and promoting women in leadership roles across all industries and sectors.
Assist corporations and other organizations headquartered in Latin America with establishing career development programs for women
Help women in business acquire and enhance leadership skills through mentoring programs
Promote brand development among women doing business in or with Latin America
Grow a strong network of business leaders in or working with Latin America committed to supporting women in leadership roles in the region
Work with organizations who share similar values
Encourage and support the creation of WILL chapters in different Latin American countries

Women Leaders - Evolution and Perspectives in the Brazilian Market.

Across the globe, prejudice continues to be highlighted as the main barrier to women's access to positions of president, vice president, councillor and other leadership positions in major international companies.

By Silvia Fazio *

WILL BRAZIL FOUNDER DIRECTORS

WILL BRAZIL COUNCIL MEMBERS

Giselle Luna de Mello
Council

Regional Manager South America, Wells Fargo

José Márcio Mendonça
Council

Journalist

Leila C.B.Braga de Melo
Council

Executive Officer currently responsible for the Legal Department and Ombudsman Office at Itaú Unibanco, the largest bank  in Latin America in terms of market capitalization. Fellow Membership in the International Women’s Forum (IWF)

Luciane Ribeiro
Council

Banco Alfa Executive Director. Board Member of the Principles for Responsible Investment ( PRI ), linked to the UN initiative to disseminate the principles of responsible investment to investors worldwide .

Maria Isabel dos Santos-Nivault
Council

Partner, Gouvêa Vieira Advogados

Raquel Novais
Council

Partner of Machado Meyer Sendacz & Opice Law firm.

Regina Beatriz da Silva
Council

Partner, Regina Beatriz Tavares da Silva Advogados

Lígia Paula Pires Pinto Sica
Council

Fundadora e Coord. Grupo de Pesquisas em Direito e Gênero FGV Direito SP

Maria Cristina Sampaulo
Council

Vice President Human Capital Management (HCM) Division, Goldman Sachs, Brasil

Rita de Cássia Duarte
Council

Legal General Counsel, 3M do Brasil Ltda

Rossane Costa
Council

Will Latam Communication and Public Affairs

Vania Somavilla
Council

Vale's Executive Director of Human Resources, Health and Safety, Sustainability and Energy

WILL NEW YORK CHAPTER EXECUTIVE BOARD

Elis Costa
CHAIR OF NEW YORK BOARD

Chief Financial Officer - Marsh & Mclennan North America

Silvia Fazio
Director-President Will Brasil NGO

International Partner at Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Alejandra Mejia, Director,
New York Executive Board

Public and Private Sector Support,
Latin America Teach for All

Fuensanta Diaz Cobacho
NY Executive Board Member

Vice President, Structured Finance, Intesa Sanpaolo, S.p.A

<strong> Gisela Porras</strong><br> NY Executive Board Member  <br><br> Partner, Arias & Munoz  (former Minister of Trade and Industry of Panama)

Gisela Porras
NY Executive Board Member

Partner, Arias & Munoz (former Minister of Trade and Industry of Panama)

John Moncure
NY Executive Board Member

Director, Latin America & Caribbean Co-Head Emerging Markets Financial Times

Maria Paula Carvajal
NY Executive Board Member

Senior Sovereign Credit Risk Analyst for
Latin America, Goldman Sachs

<strong> Monica Vidal </strong><br> NY Executive Board Member  <br><br> Managing Director, ArcanoUSA

Monica Vidal
NY Executive Board Member

Managing Director, ArcanoUSA

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS NEW YORK

Reid Andrés
New York Advisory Board

Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Telefónica Internacional USA

Luis A. Arizaga
New York Advisory Board

Head of Acquisitions of Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund, Macquarie Mexico Infrastructure Management, S.A. de C.V.

Marta Elvira
New York Advisory Board

Professor of Strategic Management and Managing People in Organizations, IESE Business School

María Fernanda Mejía
New York Advisory Board

President of Kellogg Latin America, Kellogg Company

Veronica Westberg
New York Advisory Board

Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon

Jackie Horowitz
New York Advisory Board

Project Executive, LPCiminelli

WILL LONDON COUNCIL MEMBERS

Ieda Correa Gomes
CHAIR OF LONDON COUNCIL

Director Energix Strategy Ltd

Andrea de Lima Maturano
Council

CEO Invest Bridge do Brasil

Cláudia Ferro
Council

Director of Argento Fine Products Ltd and Owner of AG FP Marketing. Committee Member of the Anglo-Brazilian Society, London, UKCommittee, Member of the British RedCross International Fundraising Committee, London, UK

Silvia Pavoni
Council

Journalist and Economics
Editor of The Banker magazine, Financial Times

Jacqueline Campos
Council

Managing Director, Petrobras Europe.