Months into the new Brazilian presidency, the work of governing is in full swing. Brazil’s democracy continues to demonstrate its resilience, but one ongoing challenge is how to incorporate women into leadership roles and how to support women’s political activity in and beyond politics.

As part of our yearly #MujeresAtTheTable campaign, it is important to draw attention to how Brazil can reframe the incentives in the political sphere to support women’s greater and more effective participation. As the country looks toward municipal elections in 2024, now is the window of opportunity to advance a more inclusive political system.

Join us on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ET via Zoom for the public virtual launch of our report on women’s political participation in Brazil, in partnership with the International Republican Institute (IRI).


Laura Liswood
Secretary General, Council of Women World Leaders;
Advisor, Global Leadership and Diversity

Min. Maria Cláudia Bucchianeri Pinheiro
Substitute Minister
Superior Electoral Court of Brazil

Paula Tavares
Senior Legal and Gender Specialist
World Bank

Ana Cláudia Sousa Oliveira
General Research Coordinator
National Observatory of Women in Politics

Margareth Kang
Public Policy Manager

Talita Fernandes
Freelance Journalist, Washington Correspondent

Débora Thomé
Political Scientist; Author, Women and Power

Capricia Penavic Marshall
Ambassador-in Residence; Vice Chair, Advisory Council
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Jason Marczak
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Valentina Sader
Associate Director and Brazil Lead, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

*Additional speakers to be confirmed

With the support of the International Republican Institute (IRI).

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.