Andrea Grobocopatel is an Argentine agronomist, president of Fundación por Liderazgos y Organizaciones Responsables (F.L.O.R), and president and shareholder of Los Grobo S.G.R., a leading agro-industrial group in South America. She co-founded her family business, together with her father and his brother, when she was only 21 years old. Andrea is a mentor of Vital Voices Global Partnership, and is the author of Pasion por Hacer, her first book sharing her learning as a business woman. Last year Andrea was an Argentine representative in the W20, part of the G20 summit held in Argentina where she stood as co-chair. She is committed to empowering women to reach decision-making positions and promoting women’s financial independence.
My first job ever was…in the family business “Los Grobo”
I decided to be an entrepreneur because… I’m motivated by the environment and changing the society
My proudest accomplishment is…having founded Resiliencia SGR
My boldest move to date was…selling my own family company!
I surprise people when I tell them…that I have a disabled daughter, twins, and a just-married daughter.
My best advice to people starting a business is…that you must be passionate and truly learn the art of perseverance.
My best advice from a mentor was…that Corporate Governance is essential to make family businesses sustainable.
I would tell my 20-year old self…to go study a season abroad.
My biggest setback was…having a disabled daughter when I was 25 years old.
I overcame it by…putting lots of positive energy into my life and learning day by day.
If I had an extra hour in the day… I would have a massage session.
If you googled me you still wouldn’t know… that I love Key Lime Pie.
My advice for entrepreneurs who need funding is… to prepare well to present their project and make a good business plan.
The one thing I wish I knew when founding FLOR is… to achieve more responsible organizations and people, committed to the labor inclusion of women and people with disabilities.
I stay inspired by… the idea of changing the reality.
The future excites me because… I believe I can achieve what I desire
My next step is… developing an executive program for women who works in politics.
Hear the rest of her incredible story at the season premiere of the Women of Influence Luncheon series: The Americas Powerhouse Luncheon. With Women Who Rock we are shining a spotlight on The Americas Diversity story during the PDAC 2019 Convention. Tickets are available here.