Equality Fast-Track: Can Entrepreneurship Be Latin America’s Gender Equality Catalyst?

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 – Wednesday, October 4, 2023
10:00 – 11:00
Centre International de Conférences Genève - Seedstars Villa, Level -1

In Latin America, 73% of female entrepreneurs lack crucial financial backing, caught in the ‘missing middle’—ignored by traditional finance and venture capitalists. Supporting female entrepreneurs has ripple effects on gender equity in the region as a whole. Join us in discussing entrepreneurship’s potential to break gender barriers in Latin America: is it a fast lane to equality, or a mirage masking deeper systemic challenges? Engage in a no-holds-barred discussion on forging real change.


Lina Rossi

Andean Chapter Head - ANDE

Lina Rossi has been the Andean Chapter Head at ANDE since 2018, and she is a Founding Partner of Grupo Impacta S.A.S., a consulting practice that conducts impact evaluations for small and growing businesses.Lina has over 15 years of experience in the small and growing business sector. Lina holds a Bachelor of Laws from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy.

Carmen Correa

CEO - Pro Mujer

Carmen Correa is the Chief Executive Officer at Pro Mujer. Prior to joining Pro Mujer, Carmen worked at the National Agency for Research and Innovation (ANII) in Uruguay, served as the Program Director at Fundación Avina Uruguay, was the Executive Director of Endeavor Uruguay, worked at, and has held various positions at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, D.C., and at the Organization of American States (OAS) in Uruguay.

Corina Rivas

Country Director Chile - TechnoServe

Corina Rivas is Country Director Chile at TechnoServe. Corina Rivas is an accomplished team leader and head of an international NGO in Chile, with a distinguished career spanning C-suite roles in multinational corporations, extensive experience in social program design and execution, and a global perspective gained from living in Peru, the United States, and Chile.

Larissa Arias

COO & Cofounder - Manzana Verde

Larissa is CCO and Co-Founder of Manzana Verde, an affordable healthy food subscription integrated with nutritional services that has already delivered more than 700K orders. Manzana Verde currently has operations in 6 cities in Peru, Mexico and Colombia. Larissa is a financial auditor from the University of Piura and has more than 6 years of experience in the food & wellness industry. Her big dream with Manzana Verde is to make healthy habits accessible to sedentary people.

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