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Chair & Co-chairs

Mirian Izquierdo Barriuso

CEO — Comerciando Global s.l.

Vip keynote panelists

Gina Diez Barroso

Board Director — Santander Bank

Gina Diez Barroso is a successful entrepreneur and philanthropist committed to the development of design and innovation projects. With more than 30 years of experience. She is the founder and CEO of Grupo Diarq, one of the most important international design, architecture and real estate development companies in the country, with more than 600 employees, having offices in Mexico and the United States. She is the founder and president of CENTRO, the first university in Mexico focused on creative studies with a strong emphasis in business and entrepreneurship. Founder of Diez Company, Leading firm in the country, dedicated to lighting design, manufacturing and export. President and founder of Dalia Empower, a global initiative created to empower women under a unique educational methodology, enabling their soft and hard skills, Dalia is the first international integrated platform with a global network for women. Gina Diez Barroso is also the founder of the Diarq foundation, a non for profit, dedicated to eradicating domestic violence and bullying in schools. Her second non for profit is Pro-Educacion CENTRO foundation, which grants merit-based scholarships to students pursuing degrees in creative studies. Gina Diez Barroso is an active board member of several companies and an advisor for numerous international and national organizations. She is the only Latin American member of C200, Global Women Business Leadership Organization, also a member of WPO, Women President Organization. Mrs. Diez Barroso is the representative of Mexico at the W20, women initiative of the G20. Also named the Mexican woman in charge of the Business Leader Task Force "WBL" which reports directly to the G-20. She is an enthusiastic business and motivational orator, having spoken at numerous business schools and conferences across the United States, Latin America and Europe.

Agnés Noguera

CEO — Libertas 7, proprietary director at Adolfo Domínguez

Bio to come!

Angels Roqueta

Partner — Partner en Compas Private Equity&Compas Professional Expertise, ndependent director in Bank Degroff and Petercam Spain SAU

Bio to come!

Enrique Sánchez de León

Vicepresidente— Board of Ezentis, General Manager to APD

Bio to come!

Inés Juste

President — in Laboratorios Juste, vicepresident to the CEOE and Director at Adecco Foundation, independent director at Renta 4 Bank

Bio to come!

Maite Aranzábal

Director — The Association of Family Businesses from the Bask country, AEFAME, vicepresident of the Board of Adolfo Domínguez

Bio to come!

Maria Luisa García

President — of the Andalusian Association of Business angels Networks. Partner at Innwelt Investments&ScaleUp

Bio to come!

Sara Bieger

Partner — AltoPartners Executive Search- Spain, president at the Franco-Spanish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, director at AXXA Insurance company

Bio to come!

Mirian Izquierdo

President — Woman Forward Foundation, Partner at Comerciando Global, Partner at Comerciando Global, Independent Foundation and Patron of honor at Fundatec Foundation

Bio to come!

Director coaches

Pamela Neferkara

Founder & Principal — Elmira Street Associates, LLC

Corporate Boards

French American International School

Vanessa Wilkins

Founder and Lead Innovator — Future School Lab

Corporate Boards

Friends of the Children; Construct Foundation; Oregon Community Foundation; Raido

Michelle Lantow

Corporate Boards

Columbia Banking System; State Auto Mutual Insurance Company; Grand Central Bakery; Women’s Venture Fund

Kelly Williams

Chair & Co-CEO — Private Equity Women Investor Network (PEWIN)

Corporate Boards

The Greenbrier Companies; Grasshopper Bank

Mariann Hyland

Vice President — People and Culture, Oregon Community Foundation

Corporate Boards

University of Western States

Natalie Hocken

Katherine Durham

leadership committee members

Alisa Johnston

Commercial Banking Leader, Senior Vice President — Wells Fargo

Amy Prosenjak

President and CEO — A to Z Wineworks

Anna Arredondo

Market Development Manager — K&L Gates LLP

Audrey Iffert

Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, College of Business — Oregon State University

Cara Snow

Chief Community Engagement Officer and Chief of Staff — Technology Association of Oregon

Carrie A. Perez

Relationship Manager, Greater Portland Commercial Banking — Wells Fargo Bank

DeAngeloa Wells

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion — Portland General Electric

Eva Kripalani

Co-Founder — Office of General Counsel Network LLC

Luann Abrams

Founder — CEOX

Naomi Haslitt

Partner — Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP

Shiau Yen Chin-Dennis

Managing Partner, Portland Office — K&L Gates LLP

Susy Dunn

Chief People Officer and Chief of Staff — Zapproved

Katie Kelley

Senior Vice President — Lee Hecht Harrison

Kirsten Meneghello

Owner and Founder — Illumination Coaching LLC

Alice Tang

Katherine Durham

Sherrill Corbett

Partner — Tonkon Torp

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