In order to share their experiences, prominent speakers from the private, educational, and government sectors participated yesterday in the Women who Inspire panel, organized by the Mexican Association of Women Heads of Companies (AMMJE) Saltillo chapter.
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The general director of Realty World Inversa, Eunice Sánchez; the director of Strategic Projects of Caterpillar Ramos Arizpe, Norma Duque Herrera; the director of the Technological Institute of Saltillo, Gloria Hinojosa, as well as the head of Volunteering at the Ministry of Health, Alma Lee de Bernal, and the head of the Coahuila Women’s Institute, Katy Salinas; while the moderator was the deputy director of Economic Development, Ana Cecilia Mata.
The president of AMMJE Saltillo, Rosa Martha Gaona Ruiz, highlighted the importance of promoting and supporting the participation of women in leadership positions.
He highlighted that a recent report from the World Economic Forum indicates that the gender gap persists in the world and that it would take 135 years to close it completely; Another fact was that only 27% of managerial positions in the world are held by women.
Meanwhile, a McKinsey study showed that companies that have a greater representation of women in their management teams are 21% more likely to obtain financial profitability, while a study by Grant Thorton found that companies with more women in management positions They tend to have a more collaborative and goal-oriented work culture.
Gaona Ruiz reiterated that despite these data, there are still significant barriers to the participation of women in leadership positions, as they often face gender discrimination and unconscious biases that limit their career opportunities, as well as the lack of labor policies that support gender equality.