Angélica Fuentes, CEO of Grupo Omnilife
LBC presents its annual list of the Top 50 Businesswomen operating in or with Latin America for 2014.
By Mark Keller
Latin Business Chronicle is proud once again to presents its annual list of the Top 50 Businesswomen working in or with Latin America. Once again, our list of women come from diverse backgrounds, including technology, investment banking, hospitality, logistics, transportation, oil and gas, automotive, and insurance. We have women who climbed the corporate ladder to the top, women with long careers in public service, and women who have taken the helm at family companies from their husbands or fathers.
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 …
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