New studies and projects for women’s advancement in Latin America

Paris, 6 June 2013 – The Women’s Forum Brazil 2013, which will take place June 17-18 at the Grand Hyatt in Sao Paulo, will feature important Women’s Forum initiatives for corporate advancement of women and projects by young people. Two major studies on gender issues in Latin America and Brazil will also be released.

CEO Champions — a powerful peer-group coalition of corporate CEOs committed to the advancement of women — will meet in Brazil for the first time, and will include a number of key players in Brazil’s corporate landscape. CEO Champions Brazil is an initiative presented by the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society in collaboration with Ernst & Young and Sodexo, and with the support of McKinsey & Company.

The iconic Women’s Forum initiative Rising Talents, partnered by Bain & Company, will bring five women under 40 to the Forum and invite them into the Rising Talents network, which includes more than 100 women. Rising Talents stem from all professional sectors and demonstrate real capacity to carry through ambitious projects in both their personal and professional lives.

Furthermore, a delegation of ten women from South Africa, mostly working in business and finance, will travel to Brazil at the initiative of Standard Bank. At a dedicated bilateral storytelling session, a panel of Brazilian and South African leaders will evoke the challenges they personally have overcome, and what is being done today in their companies and societies to eliminate obstacles to personal choice and success.

The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards will also bring five Latin America Laureates to the Women’s Forum Brazil to champion female entrepreneurship and share their experience.

Two major studies focusing on gender and leadership in Brazil and Latin America will also be released at the Women’s Forum Brazil.

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