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Aldana is an Argentine journalist specialized in innovation. She is a program manager at ICFJ, where she runs Velocity, an initiative that seeks to accelerate the growth of independent media in Latin America. Due to her interest in having diverse voices in journalism, she previously worked in the audiences area with Documented in New York and Economía Femini(s)ta in Buenos Aires. From Washington, Aldana also writes about US politics for the Argentine newspaper
Alejandra Gutiérrez Valdizán
Alejandra is a journalist and has focused her career on investigative, in-depth and narrative journalism, in human rights, transitional justice, environment, women, and security and violence issues. With a degree in Communications Sciences from the Rafael Landívar University, postgraduate degrees from the International University of Andalusia and the University of Girona (Spain), and a DEA degree from the doctorate in Communications from the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). She has been a journalist for the magazine estePaís, a contributor to the Magazin de Siglo XXI, a journalist for La Revista del Diario de Centro América and editorial director of the digital outlet Plaza Pública (2012-2017). She is co-director of the documentaries Benedict and Helen.
She was a facilitator at the national level of the Program for the Self-Regulation of the Media in a Democratic Framework (NIRAS) -2019-2021- and was a researcher for the Mapping Digital Media project. She was a professor of investigative journalism at the Rafael Landívar University and has participated in a variety of workshops and trainings for journalists.
Her work, individually or as a team, has been a finalist for the Daniel Pearl Awards, the Gabriel García Márquez Award from the FNPI, and the Inter-American Press Association.
Alessandra is a fashion designer for the Camote Soup brand, a stylist for the Doble Nudo production company and a communicator on social media (Fashionindahat) focused on fashion, feminism, identity and spirituality.
Alexis McGill Johnson
Alexis McGill Johnson is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Planned Parenthood provides vital health services to 2.4 million people each year through its more than 600 health centers across the country.
Alexis has served as acting president and CEO for the last year, and has been in both organizations’ leadership for more than a decade: as a former PPFA board chair, former Planned Parenthood Action Fund board member, and former Planned Parenthood Federal PAC chair.
Alexis McGill Johnson brings a researcher’s lens to the justice issues of our time. She is a renowned social and racial justice leader, lifelong political and cultural organizer, and a tireless advocate for reproductive rights and access to quality, affordable health care. She is the co-founder and former co-director of the Perception Institute, a consortium of researchers, advocates, and strategists who translate cutting edge mind science research on race, gender, ethnic, and other identities into solutions that reduce bias and discrimination, and promote belonging. She currently serves on the board of Color of Change, Revolutions Per Minute, and Narrative Initiative. She is a founder of the Culture Group as well as a frequent commentator on FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, and in the press. During the 2004 election cycle, she served as Executive Director of Citizen Change. She holds degrees from Princeton and Yale Universities and has taught political science at both Yale and Wesleyan Universities.
Systems Engineer and Lawyer, both with mention of excellence (From the San Francisco Xavier de Chuquisaca University, Bolivia). Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (by Kradec Králové University, Czech Republic) human rights activist, member of the American Society of International Law, and former OAS intern. Lover of technology and its use to build a more just, transparent and equitable society. Trainer and speaker in various academic spaces and current National Director of Women TICs Bolivia.
Co-creator of the #TechnoLatinas community and support network that seeks collaboration among all Latin American women’s communities, empowerment and visibility for Latinas in technology.
Alix Gallardo is a Product Experience Delivery Manager with 8 years of experience in the Tech industry, who has led digital inclusion projects, web platforms, mobile applications and design, development and operations teams.
She is passionate about optimizing user flow to create a better user experience, retention and acquisition. She is currently CEO of Zydeer, a design and product development boutique.
She is one of the founders and organizers of the Zarelia Festival: Journalism, Digital Media, Gender and Feminism.
She is co-founder and Editor in Chief at Wambra Digital Community Media. She is also co-founder of Fundación El Churo, an organization that works for the Right to Communication, Freedom of Expression and the strengthening of community and alternative media in Ecuador. She is part of the Communication and Community Media Coalition of Ecuador.
She has a degree in Social Communication from the Central University of Ecuador, a master’s degree in Cultural Studies from the Simón Bolívar Andean University and is currently completing a Ph.D. fellow in Sociology and Gender at FLACSO-Ecuador. She has written manuals on community communication, gender, and human rights. She is a visiting professor at the Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar. She is an educator with organizations of women, feminists, LGBTIQ +, indigenous and afro-descendant communities. Also an educator at the Feminist Community Film and Audiovisual Laboratory, Ojo Semilla. Feminist and karishina.
Ana has a degree in Communications Sciences. She has almost 10 years of work experience in the field of digital education in institutions such as the ORT Technical School and the University of San Andrés, as well as experience in communications and training for independent cultural projects and companies. She created LUNAR APP in 2016 as a consequence of her intention to combine the field of communications with education, new technologies and health and sustainability.
Ana Güezmes García
Ana Güezmes García is Chief of the Division for Gender Affairs of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Women’s human rights and gender equality advocate, with 30 years of experience in Latin America and the Caribbean. She has been representative of UN Women in Colombia and Mexico, and sub-regional director of UN Women for Mexico, Central America, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, as well as regional advisor to the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. Previously, she worked with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the British Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Federation International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and the Flora Tristán Peruvian Women’s Center.
Dr. Güezmes is a health doctor, community health and international management and cooperation specialist. Within her academic experience, her role as co-founder of the Gender Studies Program of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru and of the Observatory of the Right to Health in the Economic and Social Research Consortium (CIES) stands out.
Ana Miluzka Baca Gamarra
Obstetrician, specialist in health education and sexual and reproductive health. Research professor at the research institute of the Faculty of Obstetrics and Nursing of the University of San Martín de Porres. Experience in research in sexual and reproductive health, innovation, telehealth and quality in education. Member of the winning team of the first “Ideathon” promoted by the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations (MIMP), World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, UTEC Ventures and Kunan.
TeleNanu is a project born out of the need to attend to sexual and reproductive health within the context of the pandemic. It consists of a chatbot that responds automatically, following the steps of sexual and reproductive health counseling for Peruvian adolescents.
Camila Levato was born on May 15, 1990 in Buenos Aires. She is a cartoonist, with a bachelor in Advertising and previous experience as a creative writer in agencies. She has been attending writing workshops for 9 years. Every Friday since January 2015 she shares on Facebook and Instagram a new comic strip in which she reflects with humor, irony and optimism on issues of everyday life and feminism for a community of 1 million readers. She worked freelance for brands such as Netflix, Warner Music, Cablevisión, Directv, Canal Sony, Avon and Samsung, among others. She is currently a co-host on the program Materia Gris on Radio Colmena. She published 6 agendas, two self-managed books and just released the third: “30 are better” by Penguin Random House publisher.
Carolina Hadad is a University Computer Analyst from the UBA, Argentina, and an Innovation for Equity Fellow at the University of Berkeley, United States. She did her professional career at the intersection between technology and social impact, in the private and public sectors, and in civil society associations, both in Argentina and in the United States. She primarily served in roles as development team coordinator, technical consultant, and on diversity and inclusion issues. She currently works at Fundación Hupedes as Program Manager of the Digital Innovation Laboratory.
CEO of LatImpacto, the Latin American Venture Philanthropy Network. Carolina has more than 15 years of experience in the fields of private social investment and philanthropy. Throughout her career and as an expert working with the social sector, she has played a strategic role in the international arena, promoting effective transformations by knowledge sharing and building effective partnerships. She is a reference on strategic approaches to philanthropy and is frequently invited to participate in high-level debates regarding private social investment and has published many articles and publications about these topics internationally.
She is a lawyer from the Universidad del Rosario in Colombia and with an LLM in International Trade Law from Bond University in Australia.
Colombian feminist, author of “Las mujeres que luchan se encuentran”, op-ed columnist for the newspaper El Espectador since 2008. Co-founder and director of Volcánicas (volcanicas.com), founder and director of Creadoras Camp, and one of the founders of the feminist Colombian collective Viejas Verdes. She has been an op-ed columnist for the Sin Embargo and Vice portals in Mexico, Univisión in the United States, and the newspaper El Heraldo and the magazine Razón Pública in Colombia. Her work as a journalist has been published in international newspapers such as The Guardian and The Washington Post. In November 2016, she gave the TEDx Talk “Let’s talk about feminisms” in Bogotá.
She is one of the experts on gender and feminism at the SheSource of the Women’s Media Center and is part of the Advisory Board of the German NGO Center For Feminist Foreign Policy. She has been a consultant in strategic communications and human rights for the Foundation for a Just Society (FJS), the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIHR).
She has worked with international organizations such as Oxfam and Planned Parenthood Global in the design of digital strategies for the promotion of women’s rights. In 2017 she co-founded Volcánica magazine, Nómada’s Latin American feminist magazine, and was its director until 2019. She was co-founder of the YouTube project Estereotipas (2015-2017), which received the Chiuku awards from MTV Agents of Change, in the category of “Gender equity”, the #LeadHers award from Marie Claire Latin America in the category of “Politically incorrect” and the Mexico City Award for Citizen Action of the Year for the #MiPrimerAcoso campaign in 2016.
She has worked as Communications Officer at Women’s Link Worldwide under the mentorship of Mónica Roa and as Communications Coordinator for JASS Mesoamérica (Asociadas por lo justo) in where she worked with indigenous and rural human rights defenders in Central America. She was also a professor of Opinion Journalism at the School of Communications at the Javeriana University, and of Digital Journalism at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University.
Philosophy and Visual Arts with an emphasis in Plastic Arts Graduate, and a Master’s Degree in Literature from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana.
Catherine D’Ignazio is a Professor of Urban Planning and Sciences in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT. She is also the director of the Data + Feminism Lab, which uses data and computational methods to work towards racial and gender equity, particularly in relation to space and place.
She is an academic, artist / designer, and “mom hacker” who focuses on feminist technology, data literacy, and civic engagement. She has led reproductive justice hackathons, designed global news recommendations systems, created talking and tweeting water quality sculptures, and led visualizations of walking data to visualize the future of the sea level rise. With Rahul Bhargava, she created the Databasic.io platform, a set of tools and activities to introduce newcomers to data science. Her 2020 MIT Press book, Data Feminism, co-authored with Lauren Klein, charts a course for more ethical and empowering data science practices.
Her research, at the intersection of technology, design, and social justice, has been published in the Journal of Peer Production, the Journal of Community Informatics, and Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI) proceedings. Her art and design projects have won awards from the Tanne Foundation, Turbulence.org, and the Knight Foundation, and were exhibited at the Venice Biennale and ICA Boston.
Social innovator awarded by the United Nations and Rotary International for her outstanding contribution empowering thousands of Latin American girls and women. TED-Speaker, lawyer, author, and expert developing communities around innovation and women’s rights.
Alumni Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. CEO of Ms. Powerful Inc. and co-Founder of The Women With Rights Foundation (www.MujeresConDerechos.org), one of the most influential social movements in the field of gender empowerment in the Americas region.
Professor at Universidad del Pacífico. President and co-founder of The Family Business School. Project Advisory Committee Member at APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership. Leader of the Executive Committee of #PerúTeQuiero. Member of OWIT Peru and WomenCEO Peru.
Cintia González Oviedo
Cintia is Founder and CEO of Bridge The Gap, a consulting agency for Diversity, Equality and Innovation. She is the Co-Founder and Strategy Director of Hermana advertising agency, the first agency born from a gender perspective.
She advises Labor Inclusion Policies in the Ministry of Labor of Argentina.
Coordinator of the Gender and Compliance Committee of the World Compliance Association (Argentine Chapter). Founder of the Women in Innovation Community (MEI) that brings together more than 250 women from Argentina.
Master’s degree in Gender, Society and Politics. Psychologist by training with a Master’s degree in Marketing and Corporate Communications. She was the Content Director for Women Economic Forum Argentina 2020.
For 12 years she held positions as product manager, brand manager and marketing manager. She also has international experience in launches in NY, Hong Kong and Central America.
In 2012 she worked in clinical and research areas and in public policies. She did postgraduate studies in Sustainability and Inclusive Business. She has experience in care for victims of gender violence and research in adolescent maternity from a psychological point of view.. She has studies in Positive Innovation (Berkeley), Perinatal Psychology and Positive Psychology. Speaker forWomen Economic Forum, August 2019, Colombia.
Claudia Calderón, a political scientist with a master’s degree in public management and leadership, with experience in the implementation of local development projects on entrepreneurship, tourism, institutional strengthening, and local governments. University professor and head of the promotion of rural entrepreneurship at SIC4Change.
Claudia del Pozo
Claudia Del Pozo is the Director of the Eon Resilience Lab at C Minds, a Mexican impact organization.
Her area equips individuals with the knowledge and key skills they need to take advantage of the impact of new technologies, working with companies and governments to guarantee a fairer and more inclusive future for all people.
She is working on a practical guide for the development and ethical adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) systems within Latin American companies, is co-designing an agenda for the future of work in León, Mexico, and is leading a prototype of public policies for more transparent and explainable AI systems in collaboration with Facebook and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with the support of the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI ).
She has just published a paper in the digital magazine Agua de Limón on the impact of product standardization and automation on gender equality. Claudia is a Ted speaker, has previously worked at IBM Germany, and is a graduate at Warwick Business School in the UK.
Executive Director of Visibles, an LGBTIQ + training and communications organization.
He is Editor in Chief for the magazine Impronta, on identity, sexuality, and culture in Central America, and its respective creative laboratory. He coordinates the trainings of the Iniciativa Latinoamericana de Periodismo sobre personas LGBTIQ+ along with IWMF.
He is a course tutor for the OAS, the IDB, the Knight Center for Journalism at the University of Texas, and a researcher for the Latin American Open Data Initiative. He has been the winner of the TRACE Award for Investigative Journalism and the Award for Journalistic Excellence from the Inter-American Press Association, two times. He has been a finalist in the Gabriel García Márquez and Roche awards, and in the IDEA Initiative for Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Rights, also two times, and the Innovation Fellowship of ICFJ and The Wall Street Journal.
Co-founder of IMPAQTO, the 1st B Corporation in Ecuador, an ecosystem developer that welcomes and supports change makers to turn their ideas into scalable and triple impact companies. Director of IMPAQTO Labs, an accelerator of impact entrepreneurship part of the Google for Startups network. Member of the UNLEASH + Innovation Advisory Board. League of Intrapreneurs catalyst. Builder of the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in the region.
Dawn Laguens is the Interim Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Global and Expert In Residence at IDEO, the world’s foremost human-centered design and innovation firm. In these roles, Laguens works globally with partners, leaders, and creators to plan, prototype, and scale powerful and responsive programs, organizations, and technology. She is a co-founder of the recently launched Billion Girls Co-Lab – a girl-driven global Research and Development platform to strengthen long-term health and economic outcomes for women and girls.
From 2011-2018 Laguens provided leadership, strategy, and inspiration as the Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF). Her leadership cut across the entirety of the organization—directing the expression, extension, and protection of a world-class women’s health care brand, alongside overseeing the daily advocacy, communications, policy, litigation, and political work of the organization. Under her leadership, Planned Parenthood celebrated its Centennial; trained thousands of young diverse leaders; extended digital products and analytics capabilities; enabled innovative communications and content partnerships; and championed a race equity orientation and intersectional approach to the work. During her tenure, Planned Parenthood was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and Planned Parenthood supporters grew from 3 million to 12 million people. Laguens was tapped to serve as the public face of Planned Parenthood and The Action Fund during the 2018 leadership transition and the 2018 elections and served as one of 3 members of the Board-appointed interim leadership team.
Laguens is a sought-after speaker and panelist at top global conferences — including Ad Week, Aspen Spotlight Health, the Fortune Tech Summit, Rock Health, the Global Women’s Forum, and Girlboss. Throughout her career, Laguens has championed the use of emerging technology, and personally led the production of Across the Line, an award-winning virtual reality experience that was featured at the Sundance Film Festival. She has also appeared frequently in the media on cable and broadcast news shows, and been widely quoted in the national and local press on a range of health, rights, and equity issues.
Prior to joining Planned Parenthood Laguens, who is also a CLIO award-winning writer/director, was a leading strategy and message consultant in the US, focusing on a wide range of critical social issues. In this role, she was regularly recognized as one of America’s most creative and impactful leaders and consultants. As the founder and president of LKK Partners, her clients included governors, members of the U.S. Senate and House, EMILY’s List, the National Education Association, the Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Basic Rights Oregon, and Freedom to Marry. In addition to working closely with the Planned Parenthood Board of Directors, Laguens has herself served on bi-partisan Boards including the American Association of Political Consultants, LPAC, and Planned Parenthood Texas Votes.
She is the mother of triplets, a sportswoman, a native of New Orleans, a resident of Austin, and a fan of the printed word (but also of her iPad).
Dee has been with Planned Parenthood in one form or another since 1990, and as part of the international program since 1996. She has over 25 years experience in sexual and reproductive health, with particular experience in organizational development, teen programs, safe abortion services and advocacy. She has published articles and presented widely in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the US.
With Planned Parenthood Global, Dee leads the program in the Latin America region, and has developed expertise on building civil society capabilities around advocacy for safe and legal abortion, and expanding use of misoprostol in abortion care. She has developed multiple new partnerships and networks, which have produced substantial gains in both progressive policies and expanded access for women around the region. She manages a $6M portfolio, has launched several new civil society organizations and sustainably graduated dozens of programs in seven Latin American countries. Additionally, she is a co-founder of the Latin American Consortium against Unsafe Abortion (CLACAI), and sits on the board of Ibis Reproductive Health. She has also provided training and technical assistance in Africa and Asia.
Dee was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras, where she trained nurses, midwives, community health workers, and peer educators in primary and reproductive health. Additionally, she studied and worked in Mexico where she developed a physical rehabilitation program for rural people with disabilities. She holds degrees in International Development and International Public Health.
Economist with a Master’s Degree in Visual Arts and a MBA from IE Business School. She has experience in management, strategic design, and consulting in the fields of creative economy, entrepreneurship, creation and digital transformation of companies, and the development of cultural and creative industries.
She has advised public entities in the construction of the conceptual foundations and definition of strategies and lines of action of the policy for the strengthening of the cultural industries and is a professor on issues related to business management.
Diana Santana, MA, Regional Program Director, joined the Latin America Regional Office in April 2006. Diana has a background in program management and applied research, with a focus on gender, sexuality, reproductive health/family planning, and HIV. Diana worked as a research associate on the transition away from door-to-door contraception distribution in Bangladesh, and was a program evaluator on a cross-site HIV and substance abuse prevention program. She has provided prenatal education and labor support to immigrant women in D.C., and spent over a year as the HIV program coordinator of an indigenous NGO in the Guatemalan rainforest. Diana leads the Peru program and is technical lead for service delivery, and she is leading the effort to systematize the community-based service delivery, and linking SRH with environmental programs. Diana has a degree in Anthropology and certificates in environmental studies, gender, and human rights.
Elva López Mourelo
Elva López Mourelo is an Officer in Inclusive Labor Market Institutions at the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Argentina, where she leads the strategy on improving working conditions, transition to the formal economy and equal opportunities. Previously, she worked as an Economist in the ILO Research Department in Geneva. Before joining the ILO in 2011, Elva herself worked as a researcher and a professor of microeconomics and macroeconomics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), from which she obtained a PhD in Economics.
Emilia Åström is a facilitator and digital strategist from Sweden who designs learning experiences and interactive projects within visual collaboration, creativity, technology, innovation, and diversity.
With 7 years of experience, she’s been facilitating digital transformation with international clients such as MTV, Viacom, Coca-Cola, Telefónica, Mondelez, Hyper Island, and Y&R. Currently empowering global teams to collaborate digitally at MURAL. Facilitator at Publicitarias.org, an NGO that promotes diversity in the communications industry. Also director and founder of IFUCUF, a new media studio that develops interactive installations and performances.
María Florencia Alcaraz is an Argentine-based feminist journalist. She has a Bachelor in Communications from the Universidad Nacional de La Matanza (UNLaM) and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Gender Studies and Policies from the Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF). She is co-director and one of the founders of LATFEM, a media outlet. In 2015 she was a member of the Colectivo Ni Una Menos. In 2018 she published “Make it law! The fight of feminisms for legal abortion”, by editorial Marea. In 2019 she won one of the IDEA Prizes with the LatFemLab project. She is a member of the Network of Feminist Journalists of Latin America and the Caribbean. She also collaborates with different digital outlets as a chronist and op-ed columnist.
She is the founder and director of Asociación Corazón del Agua, an organization dedicated to guaranteeing the rights to sexual and reproductive health of women from the professional midwifery model that integrates intercultural views with evidence-based medicine.
Since 2013, she has been the academic coordinator of the technical course in “Professional midwifery with an intercultural approach” at Universidad Galileo, which privileges scholarships to young indigenous women for the provision of health services at the community level.
Gabriela has studies in Professional Midwifery, Nursing and a Master’s Degree in the Management of infant feeding policies and programs. In addition to attending deliveries, what she enjoys the most is knowing about the properties of plants and how to use essential oils to take care of personal and collective health.
GiGi Gutierrez is an Argentinian executive advertiser focused on sustainable creativity, gender perspective, and triple impact businesses. She has gained recognition in her field for her ad hits and awards, such as the Effie, the Mercurio, and the Golden Pencil. After years of working for multinational corporations, she is now the head of Planta, a Miami-based digital nomad agency with an international reach. Planta’s goal is to build more conscious brands and consumers through sustainability, gender perspective, and positive impact. Planta is the first triple impact strategy and creativity digital nomad agency, member of ATI, B Multiplier, and B Corp in verification.
Driven by her professional experience and a personal environmental conviction, as the Executive Director of Planta, she seeks to generate a positive impact in the world and in the industry by challenging the way in which we communicate.
She was chosen as Ambassador of Publicitarias.org for the US and coordinator of Latin America ambassadors, promoting advertising free of gender stereotypes and symbolic violence, encouraging more women and dissidents to reach leadership positions, and making their work visible to promote references that inspire new generations.
From Miami, she leads teams in Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, the United States and Spain, under a digital nomadic scheme that allows her and her team to discover and retain talents, as well as provide brands with services from anywhere in the world.
She is an expert in Marketing and Creative Branding, and has worked and works for international brands such as Planned Parenthood Global, Resem Group, Natura, Movistar, AMEX, Mercadolibre, Unilever, LG, Vaio, GA.MA, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, and Baileys, among others.
She was a judge of the prestigious Effie Latam award, the Golden Pencil Awards, FePi Latam, and the Obrar Awards.
Focused on her purpose she continues to build more conscious brands and consumers.
Social worker and educator in Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, she directs projects for the prevention of pregnancies in girls and adolescents in the TAN UX’IL Association, in Guatemala. She recently started creating comprehensive sexuality education content on TikTok and now has 850K followers. Positioning Sexual and Reproductive Rights is her main objective.
Rather than an advertiser, Ibelisse describes herself as highly curious, intuitive, empathetic, and a bit of a geek.
She moved from Caracas to Lima 7 years ago. By that time she had 10 years of experience in multinational media agencies managing large brands such as PepsiCo, DIRECTV, Avon, General Motors, Diageo, Bayer, and Ford.
Her passion for the digital world led her to quickly lead this area from the planning approach in Peru.
She started working with BBVA and Entel as clients, later joined the bank’s Marketing team, and then returned to work with Entel as a creative planner in Tribeca for 3 years, where she added experience in sectors such as retail and insurance.
She currently teaches the Social Media course at Brother Escuela de Creativos and is Director of Strategy at 121, where she supervises the planning, social media, and analytics teams, working on projects for Grupo Scotiabank, Movistar Peru, and Cencosud.
Idana Rodas Pulgar
Venezuelan woman, journalist, and broadcaster. For 12 years, her conversations have revolved around sexual and reproductive health.
She migrated to Mexico in 2014 and was contacted by the Dutch NGO RNW Media to assume the position of web editor for the Love Matters project for Latin America, called Hablemos de Sexo y Amor.
Since 2018, she coordinates this project to promote her mission: to build digital communities for social change through free, clear, and straightforward sex education.
She carries as a banner that each person is more than someone’s better half, that no one should be denied a condom and that talking about sex and love should be as easy as uploading a video on TikTok.
Ivana Feldfeber Kisilevsky
Ivana Feldfeber has a Bachelor in Education and Social Pedagogy. It has been several years since she began to dabble in the world of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. She specializes in teaching Python programming and data analysis.
Environmental Engineer with a Master’s in project management from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Researcher and advisor with over 6 years of experience in environmental, education, innovation and entrepreneur projects design and implementation at local, regional level and with indigenous communities. Jezyka has worked as a project coordinator and consultant for different government, private and cooperation organizations such as CONAP, FFLA, FUNCAGUA, IUCN, UVG, USAID and MAR Fund.
Founder of Environmental Group, a consulting startup with the vision of linking young-motivated experts and entrepreneurs to provide advice and support that allow new projects, organizations, and companies to promote natural resources conservation and the concept of sustainable development.
Jezyka has experience in public policy, natural resources management and conservation, STEAM education, innovation and entrepreneurship. Currently Strategic Alliances Coordinator at Alterna, a regional social innovation platform that promotes the development of conscious entrepreneurs and social impact investment for a more sustainable region.
“I believe in the power of entrepreneurship and impact investment to build bridges and more aware societies and, to attack from other perspectives, the environmental and social problems of the region”
Journalist, social communicator, and popular educator. Executive coordinator of Fundación El Churo and Co-Founder of WambraEc, a digital community outlet and multimedia platform for research and journalistic coverage with a focus on Human Rights and Gender, created in 2010.
Since 2005, he has coordinated communication projects with social organizations, youth, women, and indigenous peoples for the political advocacy of these sectors in Ecuador.
She is a psychologist with an emphasis on communications and marketing.
Thanks to her multidisciplinary training, she has directed strategic projects with a strong digital, conceptual and creative content where she carries out deep exercises in the segmentation of buyer personas, Leading marketing, CRM strategies and relationships for different brands such as GM, Avianca, Procolombia, Adidas, Pernod Ricard, El Tiempo, Nestle, Postobon, PepsiCo, among others.
She looks for spaces whose strategic focuses allow the development of markets, brands, products and organizations, under an innovative, effective and sustainable perspective.
Karina is part of the “Orienta” initiative, APROPO’s sexuality tele-orientation service. She has a Master’s in Public Health with a mention in Hospital Management, Epidemiology Specialist, Sexual health and adolescent reproductive health Specialist and Policies and Programs with Children and Adolescents Specialist.
She has participated in youth spaces and networks and is now an adult companion and human rights activist.
Karo Gómez is a publicist with a digital emphasis, with 10 years of experience. She has worked in international agencies such as DDB, BBDO, McCann, FCB, Gray and also served as Director of Content and Social Media for the local team of Together W, an independent agency from Argentina. She recently joined CIRCUS Marketing’s Digital Strategy team.
Last year, she was recognized by the Gender Equity Committee of the Cannes Lions festival as one of the 15 global ambassadors of the See It Be It program, which seeks to highlight female publicists who promote a gender perspective and improvements in their community in relation to equity.
She is currently part of the board of directors of the Creative Circle of Mexico, where she promotes the gender perspective and encourages diversity and inclusion from within the industry outwards. She is also an active contributor to Publicitatias, both in the local team in Mexico and abroad.
In recent years, she has focused her career on making visible the different social problems the world faces, with a focus on local Mexican issues, diversity, inclusion, and feminism.
Luciano Banchero has a journalistic training, with much of his experience concentrated on radio. He has worked for more than a decade in the development of digital content for diverse audiences and young people. His career includes Metro radio, MTV, HBO and TNT television channels and La Nación newspaper. For almost six years he has been pouring this experience into the production of podcasts.
Mariana Costa Checa
Mariana is the co-founder and CEO of Laboratoria, an organization that encourages women who dream of a better future to start and grow a career in technology. With training centers in Peru, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia, Laboratoria works to achieve a more diverse, inclusive and competitive digital economy, which creates opportunities for each woman to develop her potential. Thanks to her work as a social entrepreneur, Mariana has been named one of the most innovative young women in Peru by MIT and had the honor of sharing a panel with President Obama at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Master’s in Public Administration and Development from Columbia University in New York.
Marta Salas Cerezo
Originally from Bilbao, based in Madrid. She has a Bachelor in Fine Arts and has been working as a digital designer since 2010. She focused on issues such as Human-Centered Design, creative problem solving, and facilitation tools. She currently investigates how people interact with technology, especially from a social, ethical, and feminist perspective.
Sociologist, bisexual and feminist activist for the right to decide of women and pregnant people, coordinator of the Peru Young Referents Project of the Peruvian Women and Family Association (APFM). She has been working for 6 years with girls, adolescents and women in her diversity with a feminist, anti-racist and
decolonial focus, in Peruvian territories such as Lima, Cajamarca, Tacna, Abancay, Trujillo and Piura, in the formation of leadership and empowerment on human rights for women in their diversity, especially sexual and reproductive rights.
Melanie Tobal is an advertiser and fashion photographer. She founded and directs Publicitarias, an organization that since 2017 promotes diversity and a gender perspective in the communications industry, with offices in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic and US Hispanics. In advertising agencies, she served as creative director for brands such as Banco Hipotecario, LoJack, CCU, Molinos Río de la Plata, Diageo, IRSA and Oracle, among others.
She is currently the co-founder and DGC of Hermana, the first Argentinian advertising agency born from a gender perspective, creative director at Posta, the number 1 podcast producer in Argentina, and is the creator and host of the original Spotify podcast “Acabar”.
Meghan Stevenson-Krausz is a Director at INCA Ventures, a fintech-focused VC fund based in Lima, Peru. Before joining INCA and moving to Peru, she spent 5 years working in both nonprofit and VC in the San Francisco-Bay Area. She is also a Founding Board Member of WeInvest, the first community for women investing in Latin America, and Founder of InclusivX, promoting a more diverse and inclusive VC sector in Latam.
Nancy Swanson is a founding member and the executive director of Linked Foundation, a private foundation that invests in solutions that improve the health and economic self-reliance of women in Latin America and the United States. She served as board chair of the Eleos Foundation where she directed the foundation in investing in pioneering business solutions to eliminate poverty in the developing world. Prior to her decade of work in impact investing, she held senior roles in the private and entrepreneurial telecommunications sector in strategic sales, marketing, and new business development. Nancy has served on several boards including Pro Mujer and the Global Partnerships/Eleos Social Venture Fund and is a current board member of MCE Social Capital and the Carpinteria Children’s Project. Nancy received her M.A. in from the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California, and her B.A. with honors from the University of California, San Diego.
Nicolás Ferrario is a creative director, screenwriter and editor. He has more than 15 years of experience in communications for public and private organizations in different countries of America, Europe and Asia. In 2018, he co-founded Talk2U, a technology-based social enterprise to educate and support the behavior change of young people on relevant issues with global impact.
Along with a multidisciplinary team, they research issues and design purposeful stories that integrate science-based interventions for behavior change. By combining these conversations with data science, edutainment and artificial intelligence, they transform into effective and scalable solutions to generate social impact.
Founder and Managing Partner of EWA Capital, a regional VC fund with a gender smart approach, committed to narrow the gender inequality in the region. The fund seeks to invest in early stage companies based on innovation, disruption, technology and inclusion, focusing on key industries that demonstrate the greatest scalability and disruption opportunity with high potential for impact in the region.
Over 15 years of experience as entrepreneur and investor, staged more than US$60Mn of foreign investments in Colombia and consolidated both goods and services companies in different industries. Patricia has +4 years of experience as early stage Fund Manager (Mountain Nazca Colombia), evaluating +300 investment opportunities in the past 3 years. Patricia was leading investment professional for transactions in Platzi, Merqueo, 1Doc3, Human Inc, GoCargo, Medcann and Reve Group, generating realized and unrealized gains of +3X in the past 5 years.
Board member of Colcapital (Colombian PE and VC Association) representing VC funds in the industry. Graduated with honors from Bsch Business studies at City University (Cass Business School) with an MBA at Instituto Empresa Madrid (Ie).
Ramón Torre Cañal
Ramón joined Planned Parenthood Global in 2013 and currently works as Senior Program Officer. He is the Director of the IDEA Initiative, PP Global´s Social Innovation Laboratory for Reproductive Rights, where he promotes a new regional ecosystem made up of leaders from the advertising, technology, digital media and impact investment sectors to apply their creativity, passion and talent to find innovative solutions to the reproductive health and rights challenges in Latin America.
Before joining Planned Parenthood Global, he worked in large international organizations such as the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and Marie Stopes International in various countries.
He is an international expert in innovation, communications and advocacy programs and campaigns for sexual and reproductive rights. He is also passionate about networking and digital activism, because only the voice of millions of people around the world acting together will achieve real changes towards the exercise of human rights.
Reina Uzcátegui Oviol
Joined Planned Parenthood Global in 2018 as Advocacy Program Officer in Peru. She has ample experience in various government agencies in the design, planning, implementation, and evaluation of both private and public sector programs. Before PPG, she worked for the Peruvian Ministry of Culture where she was the Director of Cultural Diversity and the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. She has worked with the Ministry of Education and local government to improve the quality of education programs. She has also served various tours during Election monitoring with the Organization of American States (OAS). Reina has degrees in Political Science and International Relations with specializations in Sustainable Development and Social Innovation Leadership.
Chevening Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has more than 9 years of experience with technology for social impact and 4 years developing adolescent pregnancy prevention programs in more than 11 cities. He led the measurement of the impact of adolescent pregnancy prevention programs in more than 35 municipalities in Colombia. Former advisor to the United Nations Development Program and the Ministry of Technologies of Colombia. Passionate about reducing the cycle of poverty caused by teenage pregnancy.
Political scientist at the École de Sciences Politiques et Sociales de Paris, with more than 18 years of experience in public affairs, crisis management and corporate communications.
Since January 2019, she leads Microsoft’s communications for Colombia, Central America and Venezuela. She also leads reputation management strategies, designs and manages Microsoft’s editorial calendar, executive communication strategies, and internal communications. In partnership with local agencies, she generates narratives, multimedia content, messaging and publications, editorial pieces and client success stories to lead the sector’s share of voice and positive sentiment.
From 2013 to 2018 he joined FTI Consulting, a corporate communications consultant agency in Colombia, where she became the General Manager in 2015. She led and implemented public and regulatory affairs strategies, corporate communications and crisis management for more than 30 clients in the public and private sector, while directing the firm’s public affairs and digital practices.
Before becoming a consultant, she served the Colombian government as a non-political and communications advisor to the High Commissioner for Peace, then to the Presidential High Commissioner for Citizen Security. She later was chief of staff of the Minister of the Environment.
She began her professional career as a journalist for the political and security sections of the magazine Revista Semana in Colombia for 5 years. She was the international correspondent in the United States, Mexico and Brazil. She was also a correspondent for Cambio Magazine.
She has been a frequent guest and panelist on radio and television political opinion programs, such as Hora20 (Caracol), Voces (RCN), RCN Televisión, Club de Prensa y La Tarde (NTN 24) and France 24, among others.
Trilce Ortiz works as a digital content strategist for the Latino community at PPFA’s Innovation Lab (CoLAB). She is leading the media research and content strategy in Spanish for products such as the Roo chatbot, the APP to monitor the period and the contraceptives in Spanish Spot On, and the bilingual program Chatea/Textea.
Trilce has worked developing content on reproductive health, sexuality, and healthy relationships for a variety of media outlets such as Univision.com, Wearemitu.com, and Shock.co She also led digital content and social media strategies as the editor of SiempreMujer.com and ChicaFresh.com.
In addition to her degrees in journalism and communications, Trilce is a relationship coach and has dedicated much of her work developing and implementing interactive workshops on empowerment, healthy relationships, and sexuality for Latina women in the United States and Colombia.
Verónica Calvopiña Panchi
Feminist. Writer and audiovisual producer of Wambra.ec. She writes on human rights and environmental issues. Researcher on mass media and the concentration of frequencies by private and religious groups. Professor of Political Sociology from FLACSO – Ecuador. President of Fundación El Churo.