Women in Business

Thursday, March 11, 2021


The role of women in the economy and business decisions has taken on greater strength every day, which has added to the development of organizations and has generated economic growth within countries and companies.
For years the fight for equality has been difficult but little by little women are being given their place in making important decisions in business life.

Let’s take a look at some of the women who, thanks to their intelligence and leadership, lead the business in decision-making.


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala | WTO

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the seventh Director-General of the WTO. She took office on March 1, 2021, and has become the first woman to lead the WTO and the first Director-General from Africa. Her term of office will expire on August 31, 2025. Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is a global finance expert, economist and international development professional with more than 30 years of work experience in Asia, Africa, Europe, America Latin and North America. She knows no doubt that she will play a great role in world trade where leaders with firmness and experience are needed.


María Constanza Losada | Pfizer

On the pharmaceutical side, a key industry for the distribution of vaccines against COVID19. We have the direct participation of women in decision-making. Pfizer announced María Constanza Losada as the new President and CEO of its subsidiary in Mexico, becoming the first woman to assume this position in the country. Argentina, with 12 years of experience within the # 1 pharmaceutical company worldwide. The pharmaceutical company Pfizer is one of the three companies with which the Mexican government signed agreements to buy about 140 million doses of its future vaccines, a challenge that Maria Constanza Losada has managed to face despite this problem that reached us all through surprise.


Tania Ortiz Mena | IEnova

IEnova, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, is one of the largest private energy companies in the country, the first energy infrastructure company to be listed on the Mexican Stock Exchange and to belong to the Sustainable IPC, currently the S & P / BMV Total México ESG index . In this sector we also have as leader the CEO of IEnova (a subsidiary of Sempra Energy), Tania Ortiz Mena, who will lead the Mexico-United States Energy Business Council since 2021. She has a degree in International Relations from the Universidad Iberoamericana and Master in International Relations from Boston University. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC and Vice President of the World Energy Council – Mexico Chapter, among others.


Mónica Flores Barragán | ManpowerGroup

In the professional services sector we have the leader Mónica Flores Barragán who is President of ManpowerGroup for Latin America, a global leader in innovative human capital solutions. She was President of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico and participates in different councils of educational, governmental and business institutions. She is also the author of the book “How to get your first job”, she is a guide to support young people in their integration to a formal job. She has been a speaker and panelist in forums in Europe, Asia and America, covering topics such as Talent and the World of Work.


The list of women who will be in the decision making for the course of business in 2021 is endless. Undoubtedly, much remains to be done on the issue of equal opportunities for women in the professional environment, the gap is still very wide, but we are sure that day by day women will be more present than ever in strategic positions in business worldwide since the results they have achieved are surprising and to be applauded.