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2017 WomenCorporateDirectors Americas Institute

Thursday, March 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lisa Stella

2017 WomenCorporateDirectors Americas Institute Explores Risks & Opportunities in Doing Business in Latin America


WCD Opening Stock Exchange in Santiago, Chile – March 22


NEW YORK – March 2, 2017 – As economies across Latin America face challenges around trade and currency fluctuations stemming from domestic issues as well as events such as Brexit, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD) will explore these issues at its 2017 Americas Institute in Santiago, Chile. WCD will mark the opening of the Institute on March 22 by being the first women’s group ever to ring the opening bell at the Santiago Stock Exchange. The March 22-23 Institute is open to the press, who may apply for credentials (see down below).


Speakers at the Institute include, among others: Juan Andres Camus, chairman of the Santiago Stock Exchange; Ambassador Carol Perez, U.S. ambassador to Chile; Guillermo Carey, president of AmCham (Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce); Donna Hrinak, president of Boeing Latin America; and Claudio Muñoz, chairman of Telefónica.


WCD is the largest network of women board directors globally, with 75 chapters on six continents. Latin America is home to many of WCD’s fastest growing chapters, including Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, and Uruguay, which launched in 2016.


“With disruptions in growth in the region, we are finding that companies still very much want to trade with and do business in Latin America, but are seeking more guidance in how to do so,” says Susan Stautberg, WCD’s chairman and CEO. “Our members will be sharing on-the-ground experience of entering and operating in these markets.”


This is the first year WCD is holding its Americas Institute outside the U.S. “While we have traditionally held the event in Miami, at a kind of crossroads between North and South America, we had a strong demand to host it this year in Chile, one of the strongest economies in the region,” says Stautberg.


Institute topics include:

·       The Challenge of Engagement in a World of Stakeholder Empowerment

·       Addressing Extreme Climate Events

·       The Impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence in the Boardroom

·       Is Your Brand in Danger? How to Effectively Manage Reputational Risk in a Time of Disruptive Technology

·       Visionary Board Committees: A Path to Strategic Boardroom Thinking


To request media credentials to attend the Americas Institute, please contact Suzanne Oaks Brownstein or Trang Mar of Temin and Company at +1-212-588-8788 or


Qualified women corporate directors may apply to attend the Institute at


About WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation, Inc.

The WomenCorporateDirectors Education and Development Foundation, Inc. (WCD Foundation) is the only global membership organization and community of women corporate directors. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the WCD Foundation has 75 chapters around the world. The aggregate market capitalization of public companies on whose boards WCD Foundation members serve is over $8 trillion. In addition, WCD members serve on numerous boards of large private and family-run companies globally. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter @WomenCorpDirs, #WCDboards.


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