Sao Paulo Connect Dinner at Restaurante Cantaloup

November 12, 2019 | 19:30-23:00

WNORTH is a global community of women who are aiming for, or already on, a senior executive leadership track. WNORTH connects top female business leaders in corporate, public and entrepreneurial sectors through an annual Conference, an online community, The Members’ Club, as well as events and programming in six chapter cities; Vancouver, Toronto, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and London.

WNORTH’s mission is to develop more women to leading positions in business, and in doing so we will elevate the teams they work in, the families they lead and the communities in which they live.

The WNORTH Connect Dinners provide the opportunity to network in an intimate dinner setting. There are a limited number of spots to these dinners, so sign up early!  An RSVP reserves your seat and it confirms your commitment to attend. Members will RSVP for free, however you will be responsible for the cost of your dinner and drinks and all guests will settle their individual bill directly with the host venue at the completion of the dinner. If you have RSVP’d and are unable to attend, you will be responsible for a $75 fee if we are unable to fill your spot. 

This evening’s theme is “Thriving Teams and a Healthy Bottom-Line: How a Woman’s Perspective is Good for Business”. At this connect Dinner, we will hear from Ana Paula Assis, General Manager for IBM Latin America, and Maria Rita Spina Bueno, Executive Director of Anjos do Brasil and Founder of MIA – Women Angel Investors.

Thriving Teams and a Healthy Bottom-Line: How a Woman's Perspective is Good for Business

Restaurante Cantaloup
04536-070 - Itaim Bibi - Sao Paulo - S.P.
November 12, 2019 | 19:30 - 23:00
R$170 per person

City Host

Regina Noppe

Regina Noppe

Co-Founder & CEO Dream2B

Guest of Honour

Elise Racicot

Elise Racicot

Consul & Sr Trade Commissioner-Brazil

Consul & Sr Trade Commissioner-Brazil

Portugues

ELISE RACICOT (Relações Públicas – BA Comunicações, Universidade do Quebec em Montreal, 2001, MAP em Administração Internacional, Escola Nacional de Administração Pública, 2018), entrou para o Serviço Diplomático do Canadá em 2002. A Sra. Racicot já ocupou por 3 vezes cargos no Brasil. Primeiro como Cônsul e Gerente do Programa Comercial no Consulado Geral do Canadá em São Paulo; depois como Chefe de Missão e Diretora do
Escritório de Quebec em São Paulo, com mandato para desenvolver relações comerciais, culturais, políticas e de migração para a província no Brasil; e finalmente, como Senior Trade Commissioner para o Brasil, liderando o Canadian Trade Program composto pelos 6 escritórios canadenses em todo o Brasil. Ela também faz parte do Conselho Global do Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Recentemente, a Sra. Racicot assumiu o desafio de
desenvolver, lançar e gerenciar CanExport, o único programa de contribuição financeira da Global Affairs Canada que tem como foco apoiar as empresas canadenses de pequeno e médio porte, para diversificar suas exportações. Sua primeira missão diplomática em 2004 fez dela a primeira mulher canadense a ser Trade Commissioner e Vice-Cônsul do Canadá na República Islâmica do Irã. Ela também trabalhou em Teerã como agente de vistos durante dois
anos. A Sra. Racicot contribuiu à integração dos escritórios regionais do Trade Commissioner Service e ocupou diversos cargos na sede de Global Affairs Canada, incluindo responsabilidades para temas vinculados às mudanças climáticas e desenvolvimento limpo, ao financiamento do desenvolvimento e às relações intergovernamentais. Antes de ingressar no Serviço Externo, ela trabalhou na área de comunicações com uma variedade de mandatos para
organizações não-governamentais interamericanas, atuando em desenvolvimento internacional, promoção da educação, direitos das mulheres, inclusão, diversidade e questões de gênero.

English

ELISE RACICOT (BA Communications Public Relations, University of Quebec at Montreal, 2001, MAP in International Administration, National School of Public Administration, 2018) joined the Canadian Foreign Service in 2002. Ms. Racicot has already been posted three times in Brazil, first as Consul and Manager of the Commercial Program at the Consulate General of Canada in Sao Paulo; then as Head of Mission and Director of the Quebec Office in Sao Paulo, with a mandate to develop commercial, cultural, political and financial relations on behalf of the provincial government; and finally, as Senior Trade Commissioner for Brazil, leading the Canadian Trade Program with its 6 Canadian offices throughout Brazil. She also currently sits on the Global Board of the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Recently, Ms. Racicot developed, launched and managed CanExport, Global Affairs Canada's unique contribution program to directly support small and medium-sized Canadian businesses to diversify their exports. Her first diplomatic assignment in 2004 had made her the first Canadian woman to be a Trade Commissioner and Vice Consul posted to the Islamic Republic of Iran. She also worked
as a visa officer for almost two years while in Tehran. Ms. Racicot has been involved in the integration of the regional offices into the Department's domestic network and has held a variety of positions at headquarters, including with responsibilities related to climate change and clean
development, development finance and intergovernmental relations. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she worked in communications with a variety of mandates for inter-American Non- Governmental Organizations, including in the fields of development, education promotion, women’s rights, inclusion, diversity and gender issues.

Ana Paula Assis

Ana Paula Assis

General Manager, IBM Latin America

Ana Paula Assis

General Manager, IBM Latin America

Português

Ana Paula Assis é Presidente da IBM América Latina desde julho de 2017. Durante seus mais de 20 anos de experiência internacional na indústria de TI, Ana dedicou sua carreira ao desenvolvimento de negócios estratégicos, gestão de mudanças em organizações grandes e multiculturais, e à liderança inovadora. Ana é reconhecida no mercado como líder de opinião em inteligência artificial e responsabilidade de dados. Também está comprometida com o desenvolvimento de ambientes de trabalho cada vez mais inclusivos e com o contínuo avanço da educação para impulsionar as capacidades das profissões do futuro. Anteriormente a esta função, foi Vice-Presidente de Software para a IBM Greater China Group e Gerente Geral de Technology Services para a América Latina. Ana é membro do conselho da JA Americas. Este ano, recebeu o prêmio “Executivo de Valor” em TI & Telecom, pelo Valor Econômico. Foi também reconhecida pela Forbes como uma das 20 Mulheres Mais Poderosas do Brasil e está entre os Melhores CEOs do Brasil.

English

Ana Paula Assis is the General Manager for IBM Latin America since July 2017. Within her 20+ years of international experience in the IT industry, Ana has devoted her career to strategic business development, change management of large and multicultural organizations and innovative leadership. She is recognized in the market as a thought leader on topics such as artificial intelligence and data responsibility. She is also committed to building an increasingly inclusive and diverse workplace as well as advancing education that boost skills of the professions of the future. Prior to this role, she was Vice President Software for IBM Greater China Group and General Manager of Technology Services for Latin America. Ana is a board member of JA Americas. This year, she was recognized by Valor Econômico as “Executiva de Valor – TI & Telecom”. She was also recognized by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Powerful Women in Brazil and one of the Most Powerful CEOs in Brazil.

Maria Rita Spina Bueno

Maria Rita Spina Bueno

Executive Director, Anjos do Brasil and Founder of MIA

Maria Rita Spinta Bueno

Executive Director, Anjos do Brasil and Founder of MIA

Português

Maria Rita Spina Bueno é diretora executiva da Anjos do Brasil e fundadora do MIA – Mulheres Investidoras Anjo, atuando com o desenvolvimento de startups e a aproximação entre empreendedores e investidores anjo como meio de alavancar o potencial do mercado brasileiro de investimento e empreendedorismo de inovação. Sua atividade profissional sempre esteve ligada a gestão de empresas e de projetos, com foco em implementar soluções nas áreas financeira, de recursos humanos e operações. Graduada e Mestre em
filosofia pela FFLCH-USP.

English

Executive-director of Anjos do Brasil and founder of MIA – Women Angel Investors, working with start-up development and bringing entrepreneurs closer to angel investors as a way to promote the development of the investments and entrepreneurship Brazilian market. She has always been working professionally with business and project management focusing in
implementing solutions in finance, human resources and operations. She has a graduate and master degree in philosophy at FFLCH –USP.

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