GWPR Launches in Latin America

Connecting and supporting women in PR around the world.

Senior female PR and Communications professionals were welcomed by Global Women in PR Presidents Angela Oakes and Sue Hardwick and Founding President of GWPR Mexico, Lorena Carreno in Mexico City on 26th September 2019 to celebrate the launch of the first Latin America group, the event took place at Casa Jalisco, supported by the Government of the State of Jalisco, Mexico.

First, Angela and Sue highlighted the issues around gender inequality in the global PR industry and stressed the real power of connectivity in a strong female network.

Afterward, GWPR Mexico was delighted to have one of the most powerful and influential businesswomen in Mexico as its guest speaker - Claudia Jañez, the first woman President of Dupont, Latin America. Claudia shared her journey and stressed that achieving career success was all about talent and nothing to do with gender. She commented “There is a lot of inequality in Mexico, with very few women in leadership positions and it is not so different globally. This is a real challenge.  For women, there needs to be more unity; which is why what you are doing here with this association is so important.”

Finally, Lorena Carreno, who is also General Director of Marketing Q Strategies Communications, explained the aims of the new organization.
“GWPR Mexico recognizes that women lead the world of public relations and the senior women joining the organization will share knowledge, best practice, and their own experiences to help improve the professional opportunities for women in the industry.”

Global Women in PR (GWPR) is a not-for-profit and global organization for senior women in PR made up of networking groups and individuals around the world; offering cross-border support, information on best practice and networking events, dedicated to supporting female talent in the PR industry.

The members of the chapter in Mexico are a selected group of PR and Communications women in the country.

1. Gina Alfeirán / GinAlfeiran PR
2. Elisenda Casellas / Llorente y Cuenca
3. Lizet Esquivel / DirCom Welum Magazine & Books
4. Angeles Méraz / DirCom HumanaMente México
5. Beatriz Ramírez / DirCom IBM de México
6. Lorena Reza / DirCom Dupont México
7. Toni Torres / Toni Torres PR
8. Adriana Valladares / Consultora en Relaciones Públicas
9. Lorena Villareal / DirCom Coca-Cola México
10. Lizette Zavala / DirCom American Express México

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