Latin Business Chronicle announces its fourth annual list of Latin America's Top Businesswomen

 Latin Business Chronicle announces its fourth annual list of Latin America's
                              Top Businesswomen

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Aug. 21, 2013

MIAMI, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Fifty names comprise the list of Top
Businesswomen in Latin America, released today by Latin Business Chronicle.
This is the fourth year the ranking has been released. The list honors those
women who have reached the top of their respective fields, and have a large
influence on Latin American business. The list compiles women from oil and
gas, banking, publishing, law, entrepreneurship, engineering, automotive,
retail, IT, and others. There is also a mix of women who have climbed the
corporate ladder to the top, women with long careers in public service, and
women who manage large family companies.

These women are changing the dynamics and look of corporate boards in the
region that have long been dominated by men. While Latin American women have
achieved parity in healthcare and education, half the region's university
graduates are now women. The picture is much less rosy in the business world.
Women account for only 10.5 percent of all board positions globally – a number
experts say is even smaller in Latin America.

Given these challenges, the achievements of those in this group are even more
extraordinary. It includes Maria das Gracas Silva Foster, CEO of Petrobras,
Latin America's largest company by revenues according to LBC's Latin 500. It
also includes Claudia Sender, CEO of TAM, currently in the process of merging
with LAN to create Latin America's largest airline. It also includes Brazilian
"hospitality queen" Chieko Aoki, and champion of female empowerment in Mexico,
Angelica Fuentes.

As the region's two largest economies, it is no surprise that Brazil and
Mexico lead the list by number of entrants: Brazil counts 12 names, and Mexico
11. Both countries truly outpace much of the rest of the region for number of
women in high-place positions. Following them in Latin America is Colombia –
with seven entrants - a truly impressive feat for Latin America's
fourth-largest economy. Other large economies, such as Chile and Venezuela,
fare less well with only two entrants each.

All the women are models of what the next generation of Latin American women
can achieve and work to achieve a more equal business climate. Those names on
the list represent a group of women who have overcome tremendous challenges to
make it to the top.

Latin Business Chronicle, a division of the Latin Trade Group, offers key
market intelligence beyond the daily headlines, through extensive rankings,
indexes, and statistics.

About Latin Trade Group

Latin Trade Group is a leading provider of information and business services
to companies operating in Latin America. It publishes award-winning content in
Spanish and English for distribution throughout Latin America, the Caribbean
and the United States through print, online media, and events. Latin Trade
group publishes Latin Trade magazine, Latin Business Chronicle, and is the
organizer of the Latin Trade Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, the LT CFO
Series for financial executives of multinational corporations and Trade

Contact: Santiago Gutierrez, Executive Editor, Latin Trade Group,

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