NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, a vice president of Greenberg Traurig LLP, was a featured speaker at the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) Women’s Hemispheric Network’s Second Annual Networking Event and Workshop. Menéndez-Cambó, who also serves as chair of the firm’s Global Practice and co-chair of the Global Energy & Infrastructure Practice, focused her presentation on young women finding success in the workplace. She is a board member of COA.
Menéndez-Cambó spoke alongside Margarita Zavala, Former First Lady of Mexico; Sallie Krawcheck, business leader, 85 Broads; Sonia Dúla, vice chairman of Latin America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; John McCorry, executive editor for the Americas, Bloomberg News; Adriana Arai, managing editor, Latin America, Bloomberg News; Nayeli Chavez-Geller, correspondent, Primer Impacto, Univision; Angelica Fuentes, CEO, Grupo Omnilife-Angelissima-Chivas; Adriana Noreña, general director of Spanish Speaking Latin America, Google; Denise Pavarina, deputy managing director of Banco Bradesco and chairman of the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association (ANBIMA); Antonia Stolper, head of Capital Markets-Americas group, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Blanca Treviño, president and chief executive officer, Softtek; and Susan Segal, president & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas. The event took place on October 11 in New York.
AS/COA brought together this dynamic group of speakers to share their experiences and advice with over 180 participants. They collectively discussed a variety of topics, including finding proper career sponsors, attaining professional and personal contacts, and strategies for reaching leadership positions. Alexandra Aguirre, a corporate shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Miami office, served as a moderator for one of the round table discussions. The event took place following a series of workshops and round tables earlier this year that promoted AS/COA’s initiative to audiences in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, and Mexico City.
Women’s Hemispheric Network was founded in October 2012 with the goal of encouraging young, talented women from throughout the region to remain in the workforce and reach leadership positions. AS/COA Women’s Hemispheric Network is based on two fundamental pillars. The first is mentoring, with a focus on role models and professional support, and the second is the importance of making and maintaining connections.
Menéndez-Cambó focuses her practice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate governance, as well as capital markets and general corporate and securities law matters. She has been lead counsel on numerous first-time cross-border transactions. Although she represents clients from around the world, her primary focus is in Europe with an emphasis in Spain and Latin American transactions. Prior to assuming the leadership of the firm's Global Practice Group, she headed the firm's Latin American and Iberian Practice.
Greenberg Traurig is committed to its women lawyers’ success, which includes a firm wide women’s affinity group encompassing recruiting, retention and business development. The firm regularly collaborates with like-minded organizations to address these issues on a broader scale in a variety of industries and communities. Greenberg Traurig also takes thoughtful action to address issues such as maintaining a healthy work-life balance, breaking the glass ceiling, mentoring, taking charge of your health, and giving back to the community.
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