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.


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.


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 *



Amaila De la Torre

Public and Governmental Affairs Manager at Bayer in Brazil. She has worked in a variety of roles at Bayer for over 15 years including her role as Controlling Business Partner of the pharmaceutical division at Bayer Headquarters in Leverkusen.

Ana Carolina de Salles Freire

Director Legal and Compliance / Legal and Compliance Director at
AES Brazil

Camila Araujo

Lead partner of the Center for Corporate Governance at Deloitte and Growth Committee

Carolina Lembo

Carolina Lembo

Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Consultant Inter-American Development Bank,
Infrastructure and Energy Sector

Cinthia Ambrogi

Graduated in Law & Social Sciences, post-graduated in Litigation & Arbitration and holds an International Business Executive MBA by University of São Paulo, with extension at the Universities of Cambridge (UK) and EMA Lyon (France).

Chieko Aoki

Founder and president of Blue Tree Hotels - a member of the Business Council of Latin America ( CEAL ) , Business Leaders Group ( LIDE ) , Brazilian Academy of Marketing and the Brazilian Academy of events . And is Vice Chairman of the Board of the São Paulo Convention & Visitors Bureau for the biennium 2013-2015

Cristiane Amaral Teixeira

Partner Advisory for EY Latin America

Flávia Coelho Warde

Partner of Meirelles Milaré Advogados, in São Paulo. Specialist in Corporate, M&A and Capital Markets Law

Giselle Luna de Mello

Regional Manager South America, Wells Fargo

Grácia Fragalá

Assistente Social com MBA em Gestão de Pessoas e Negócios – FIA – Fundação Instituto de Administração. Vice Presidente do Conselho Superior de Responsabilidade Social – CONSOCIAL, Diretora Titular do Comitê de Responsabilidade Social, ambos da FIESP e Diretora Titular do Núcleo de Responsabilidade Social do CIESP.

Jandaraci Araujo

Fundadora da BP9 Business Partners - Empresa que atua no segmento varejista através - E-commerce B2C ,Consultoria e Representações.

Jennifer Wendling

Jennifer Wendling is the Human Resources Lead at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Brazil. She is responsible for translating business strategy and organizational needs into HR solutions for the country.

José Márcio Mendonça

In Memorian

Kiki Moretti

Kiki Moretti é fundadora e CEO do Grupo In Press, holding de agências de relações públicas e serviços especializados formada por In Press Porter Novelli, FleishmanHillard Brasil, Media Guide, In Press Oficina, Vbrand, Critical Mass e Davie Brown Entertainment (DBE).

Luciane Ribeiro

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 Cristina Sampaulo

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

Maria Rita Drummond

Maria Rita é diretora jurídica responsável por M&A, Financeiro, Societário, Mercado de Capitais e Compliance das companhias abertas Cosan S.A., Cosan Logística e Cosan Limited desde 2011.
Bacharel em direito pela PUC-Rio, com pós graduação em direito civil na UERJ e mestrado pela London School of Economics - LSE (mérito)
Desde março de 2019, Maria Rita é Conselheira do Conselho de Recursos do Sistema Financeiro Nacional.

Neila Maria Barreto Leal

Legal executive manager of the Bank of Brazil , Professor of Business Law and Master of Law in International Relations . member of the Legal Committee of FEBRABAN and Coordinator of the Legal Committee ABECS - Brazilian Association of Credit Card and Services .

Nereida Horta

Conselheira da WILL - Women in Leadership in Latin America , advogada tributária e atualmente A&F Manager para a área financeira da Cargill Brasil.

Patricia Barbelli Diageo

Patrícia Barbelli, General Counsel/Diretora Jurídica da Diageo PUB, possui mais de 20 anos de experiência na área jurídica e posições de liderança em multinacionais, tais como Diageo, Bayer, Whirlpool e PepsiCo.

Suzana Fagundes Ribeiro de Oliveira

Regional General Counsel for Central and South Americas and Compliance Officer at ArcelorMittal Brasil

Teresa Vernaglia

Atuou por mais de 25 anos em posições de liderança em empresas multinacionais na área de infraestrutura de telecomunicações e energia, vivenciando experiências do segmento ao longo de seu processo de universalização.


Elis Costa

Chief Financial Officer - Marsh & Mclennan North America

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

<strong> Stephanie Junger-Moat </strong><br> NY Executive Board Member  <br><br> Founder & President,Karcsi Global LLC

Stephanie Junger-Moat
NY Executive Board Member

Founder & President,Karcsi Global LLC

<strong> Clayton Steele </strong><br> NY Executive Board Member  <br><br> Attorney specializing in cross-border transactions, admitted in New York State and Republic of Colombia

Clayton Steele
NY Executive Board Member

Attorney specializing in cross-border transactions, admitted in New York State and Republic of Colombia


Jackie Horowitz
New York Advisory Board

Project Executive, LPCiminelli

Luis A. Arizaga
New York Advisory Board

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

María Fernanda Mejía
New York Advisory Board

President of Kellogg Latin America, Kellogg Company

Marta Elvira
New York Advisory Board

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

Reid Andrés
New York Advisory Board

Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Telefónica Internacional USA

Veronica Westberg
New York Advisory Board

Managing Director, Bank of New York Mellon


Andrea de Lima Maturano

CEO Invest Bridge do Brasil

Cláudia Ferro

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

Ieda Correia Gomes

Director Energix Strategy

Jacqueline Campos

Managing Director, Petrobras Europe.

Silvia Pavoni

Journalist and Economics
Editor of The Banker magazine, Financial Times

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