About the event


Silicon Valley Bank’s “2020 Women in US Technology Leadership Report” revealed that the gender parity gap persists for women. Despite focus and attention on gender parity, just 42% of start-ups have at least one woman in an executive position, and 40% have at least one woman on the Board of Directors. By role, the gap is even starker: just 14% of US start-ups have a female CEO, and most of those are at companies with founding teams that include at least one woman. Only 30% of US start-ups have programs in place to increase women in leadership positions.

With the start-up fever in Brazil and companies spearheading new businesses and going public, the Chamber hosted a conversation with female executives in Brazil’s start-up ecosystem to learn about challenges and opportunities, taking into consideration the impact of COVID-19. Please watch the recording of this chat with influential female business leaders who are role models both inside and outside their organizations.

Opening Remarks
Simoni Morato, Chief Executive Officer & Senior Executive Vice President, Safra National Bank of New York and President & Chairperson of the Board, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce

Louanni Cesario, Senior Associate, Drummond Advisors

Vanessa Loayza, Head of International Finance, VTEX

Erica Butow, Founder & CEO, Ensina Brasil and 2012 Person of the Year Fellow

Leila Velez, Founder & CEO, Curl Lab


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