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Gender Diversity

AQ Top 5 Champions of Gender Equality: Susana García-Robles

20 October 2020

♀️ READ Americas Quarterly article Top 5 Champions of Gender Equality, where Susana García-Robles, LAVCA’s Executive Advisor and VC partner at Capria, is featured as one of Latin America’s leaders in the VC investment ecosystem.

With a career of more than 20 years at the IDB Lab  investing in seed and venture capital funds all over Latin America, she has become an asset on closing the gender gap in the private capital industry.

In 2012 she decided to commission a pioneering study on the challenges for high-growth women entrepreneurs in Latin America and the Caribbean, where the finding pointed to a problem: women lacked the professional networks that successful entrepreneurs needed to grow. Then, she co-founded WeXchange, a platform under the IDB umbrella that connects women entrepreneurs with mentors, investors, and other entrepreneurs. Since then, as the author Brendan O’Boyle states, García-Robles is the investor helping women go after their dreams.

quotation-markWomen are good with having less money and making miracles…We just have to highlight them.”

Read the full article here. Access ACQ’s special edition on closing the gender gap here.

ATTEND WeXchange, hosted by IDB Lab, taking place virtually on November 10-11, 2020. The annual forum offers regional entrepreneurs the opportunity to: access mentors and investors; expand their network; participate in trainings and inspirational talks; apply to the Pitch Competition, a business competition that rewards the most dynamic entrepreneur in the region, and more. Details here.

NOMINATE LAVCA is updating our lists of Top Women Investors and Emerging Women InvestorsACCESS the form to nominate senior, mid-level, and junior level female investment professionals on your radar committing capital to a PE, Real Assets, or VC fund, or deploying capital from a fund, and female angel investors committing over US$50k to LatAm tech startups. Investors must be active in the last five years.

VISIT #CHANGETHERATIO portal, created with support from IDB Lab, which aggregates key LAVCA directories, surveys, interviews, and information on gender diversity in the tech ecosystem in Latin America including highlights of the top female investors and founders.