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Yolanda Auza is President of Unisys Colombia and General Manager of Unisys LACSA, a region made up of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico and Colombia.
Yolanda was promoted to the LACSA role in 2006, since which time she has achieved a high-growth profitable consolidated operation across the eight countries she manages for the global IT company.
In March 2010, Latin Business Chronicle selected her in the Top 25 Businesswomen in Latin American. In 2011 has selected again as one of Latin-American’s 50 Top Businesswomen.
The NextWomen Fashion & Retail Theme
Located on the corner of 10th Avenue and 19th Street, in the far western boundaries of the gallery-dense neighborhood of Chelsea, NYC, is a surprisingly plain, brick-faced shop, without an ounce of signage to direct you inside.
In sight of the celebrated High Line, the first indication that you are about to enter a revolutionary retail experience is the black metal door handle, tellingly worn to its shiny brass base. Step inside, and you are promptly and cheerfully greeted by the staff, who inquire if you have ever been to STORY before, and if not, happily "explain" STORY to you.
The NextWomen Social Entrepreneurship Theme
Recently named to the Forbes Impact 30 as one of the 30 leading social entrepreneurs worldwide, Terri Ludwig is President and Chief Executive Officer of Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., a national nonprofit provider of development capital and expertise to create affordable homes and rebuild communities.
Enterprise has pioneered neighborhood solutions through
public-private partnerships and invested more than $11 billion to create
nearly 300,000 affordable homes.
With 23 years of experience in investment banking and nonprofit leadership, Terri joined Enterprise in 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She joined the company as President and CEO in January 2011.
From 2002 to 2009, Terri served as President of the Merrill Lynch Community Development Company, where she led community development, committed more than $2 billion in loans and investments, launched a successful social investment platform for Merrill Lynch’s private clients and served as a senior advisor on diversity issues.
The NextWomen September Food & Fashion Theme.
There’s no intellectual property protecting his creations – but he still creates every week. Stevan Paul hails from the Hanseatic tribes – those tough sea-faring fellows who sailed into headwinds and discovered new lands. So you could say that looking into the unknown and proudly stepping forward is natural to him.
An exclusive interview with Annelies van den Belt, a female force to be reckoned with in the Digital world. She currently leads, as CEO, Russia’s fastest growing online news company and was named Media Momentum Women of the Year 2012 at the prestigious GP Bullhound Summit 2012. What a way to end our August Editorial Theme of BRIC Countries!
Monique Drummond, Managing Director at Relish Research, a full service market research agency offering qualitative and quantitative research solutions, is an expert in brand, communication, innovation, digital and customer research.
Relish’s motto: We relish helping brands make the right decisions. Inspired by fresh thinking.
The fresh thinking by the team of 15 takes an innovative approach to market research. Relish’s philosophy on research methodology is “one of continuous refinement” with focus on 5 key areas: brand, customer, innovate, communicate, and digital. Since its launch, Relish has worked with major brands, such as L’Oreal, Vodaphone, and Virgin Media – to name a few.