Top 50 Businesswomen in Latin America

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    Maria das Graças Silva Foster, CEO Petrobras
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    Louise Goeser, President Siemens Mesoamerica
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    Claudia Sender, CEO, TAM
19th August 2013

LBC publishes its annual list of the top business women – this year expanded to include 50 names.

The 50 names that make up our list of the top businesswomen in Latin America are a diverse group. We have representation from oil and gas, banking, publishing, law, entrepreneurship, engineering, automotive, retail, and IT. We have women who climbed the corporate ladder to the top, women with long careers in public service, and women who manage family companies inherited from fathers or husbands.
These women are changing the dynamics and look of corporate boards in the region that have long been dominated by men. While Latin American women have achieved parity in healthcare and education – half the region’s university graduates are now women – the picture is much less rosy in the business world. Women account for only 10.5 percent of all board positions globally – a number experts say is even smaller in Latin America. 
Given these challenges, the achievements of those in our group are even more extraordinary. This group includes Maria das Graças Silva Foster, CEO of Petrobras, Latin America’s largest company by revenues according to our Latin 500. It also includes Claudia Sender, CEO of TAM, currently in the process of merging with LAN to create Latin America’s largest airline. It also includes Brazilian “hospitality queen” Chieko Aoki, and champion of female empowerment in Mexico, Angélica Fuentes.
As the region’s two largest economies, it is no surprise …

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