Two Dialogue members, Laura Chinchilla and Sylvia Escovar, were named “Women of the Decade” at the 2020 Women Economic Forum (WEF) for Latin America. The WEF focuses on the role of women in the global economy, and this year’s virtual conference took place on November 6 and 7, 2020.
Laura Chinchilla was the first female president of the Republic of Costa Rica (2010-2014). She also served as vice president, minister of Justice, and minister of Public Security, and she was president of the National Immigration Board and president of the National Drug Council.
Sylvia Escovar is the president of Organización Terpel. Previously, she worked in the public sector, holding various positions including financial vice president of Grupo Bancolombia, economist for World Bank, and head of the External Credit Division in the National Planning Department.
Congratulations Laura and Sylvia!
Chinchilla and Escovar sit on the Dialogue’s Board of Directors.