Welcome Remarks
Capricia Penavic Marshall
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

Adrienne Arsht
Executive Vice Chair and Founder,
Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Atlantic Council

Special Remarks (video)
H.E. Michelle Bachelt
Republic of Chile

Keynote Discussion
Michele Flournoy
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
United States Dept of Defense

Maria Cardona
Political Commentator

Laura Albornoz Pollman,
Former Minister for Women’s Issues

Republic of Chile

Angelica Fuentes
Angelica Fuentes Foundation
Founder and former CEO


Alma Arzaluz Alonso
Congresswoman, Green Party (PVEM)

Jennifer Klein
Adjunct Professor
Georgetown University Law Center
Former Deputy and Senior Advisor
Office of Global Women's Issues

Office of the Secretary of State

Latin America, with its history of female heads of state, seems to be a rising global leader in terms of notable women in top-level leadership roles. What is the region's secret sauce? Does this phenomenon translate to the empowerment of women throughout Latin American societies? And are women rising to the top across sectors?

Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Wednesday, May 31, from 9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m. (EDT), for a discussion on the realities of women in business and politics throughout the region and concrete tools to guide the empowering of female leadership. The event will launch our latest report, Women's Leadership in Latin America: The key to growth and sustainable development. Speakers include: Adrienne Arsht Latin America founder and Atlantic Council Executive Vice Chair, Adrienne Arsht; former United States Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michelle Flournoy, the first woman to achieve such a ranking; and Mexican Congresswoman Alma Arzaluz Alonso (PVEM). Chilean President Michelle Bachelet will offer special remarks via video.

Location: Atlantic Council headquarters, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC.

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am / Discussion starts at 9:00 am

Registration is required