Slowly but surely, gender equality in Latin America makes progress

Although women around the world, including Latin America, are increasing their participation in the labor market and climbing to more and more important positions in the corporate world, gender inequality remains a critical social issue. One far from being solved as several factors continue to hamper fair opportunities. During the Council of the Americas Symposium and 22nd Bravo Business Awards —held in Miami— several regional leaders gathered to discuss potential practical solutions to gender inequality. Despite the many challenges, panelists noticed the progress made in the last few years to increase female inclusion at the work place. Katia Bouazza, Managing Director, Head, Latin America and Capital Financing at HSBC said that while investment banking is in general a male-dominated industry, […]

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The global tourism industry is set to reach, and possibly surpass, pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). Five years post-COVID-19, the sector is experiencing a robust resurgence driven by a surge in international travel, improved air connectivity, and strong rebounds in key regions. However, global dynamics must be managed carefully to ensure stable and continuous growth. In 2023, international tourism reached 88% of its 2019 levels, a significant recovery favored by the reopening of Asian markets, as highlighted by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). The Middle East led the way, surpassing pre-pandemic levels by around 20%, with Europe, the Americas, and Africa following close behind at approximately 90% of their […]