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"Our Latin America practice has been busier than ever"

Our board member, Maria-Leticia Ossa Daza is a partner in the Corporate & Financial Services Department, focusing on general corporate and securities matters at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP. She heads the firm’s Latin American Practice. In this interview she discusses her career and how she is managing the current challenging times of confinement

Optimism in the Time of COVID

 By: Mr. Martin King, CEO, PMI America

 

As 2020 draws to a close, we reflect on a world in flux, beset by a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges: the unrelenting grip of the COVID-19 pandemic; the crippling economic downturn; the intensifying climate crisis; the weakening of our institutions; and the erosion of democracy. It may therefore seem paradoxical that – faced with this rather stark reality – we approach the new year with a renewed sense of hope, optimism and purpose. It is with this spirit of strength and resolve that PMI looks to a better future.

#CHANGETHERATIO

Female investors in early-stage tech are underrepresented in Latin America as they are globally. Among entrepreneurs, only 17% of venture-backed startups globally have a female co-founder, and globally, they capture only about 3% of VC funding.

This portal, created with support from IDB Lab, 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. #changetheratio.