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Industrial Assn. Women’s Chapter to hold summit Dec. 3

By John McPhaul


The Women’s Chapter of the Puerto Rico Industrial Association (AIPR by its Spanish initials) will hold its 4th Summit, now virtual, Dec. 3 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. under the theme “Building Our Future Together … Today!” announced Georyanne Ríos, president of the Women’s Chapter of the AIPR.

“Every day more women reach leadership positions both in industry and in government, on the island and abroad,” said AIPR President Carlos M. Rodríguez. “And their work and commitment to excellence has made a difference in corporate results and in meeting challenges.”

The keynote speaker at the Summit will be María Cuba, a Puerto Rican who is a leader on the issues of diversity and belonging at Airbnb offices in California. She will speak about “Growth Mindset.”

Also, two panels of women leaders in the manufacturing and services sectors will be held, said Yandia Pérez, executive vice president of the AIPR.

The participants in the panels are, in the Service and Product Leaders Panel: Viviana Mercado, Walmart; Elba Rivera Molina, Fundación MCS; Bárbara Serrano, B Real & Mortgage; and Aysha Issa, First Bank. The moderator will be Yaneza Bravo of Ranger American. In the Manufacturing Panel: Wendy Perry, Merck; Iliette Frontera, Boston Scientific; Jackeline Colón. The moderator will be Katherine González of Ferraiuoli.

The event will feature a series of motivational talks and will close with the long-awaited recognition of Industrial Women 2020 and several additional awards in various categories.

For information and reservations, go to www.industrialespr.org or contact José Torres at (787) 638-0034.

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