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Women of Influence Luncheon Series – The Americas Powerhouse

On March 6, we held the Americas Powerhouse Luncheon in partnership with Women Who Rock. The panel featured valuable insight from Canadian treasure hunter and geologist Ashley Kirwan, Argentine agronomist Andrea Grobocopatel, the Mexican force of nature Veronica Richards and Peruvian diplomat Ana Gervasi.

Notable guests

Our Keynote Speakers

Meet Ashley Kirwan

Meet Ashley Kirwan

Ashley Kirwan is the Co-founder, CEO and Principal Geologist at Orix Geoscience; a leading geology firm that partners with exploration and mining companies to provide geological and geomatic expertise and business strategies for grassroots, brownfields and advanced projects. Orix started in a downturn and has grown over the last six years to 56 employees within three offices (Toronto, Sudbury and Winnipeg). Orix has grown by employing a driven, diverse and entrepreneurial group of people, now composed of 50% females, which is unheard of in the mining industry. Orix stands out in the industry as a new generation of leading geoscientist.

With over 10 years’ experience in the exploration and mining industry, Ashley has worked throughout North and South America, including projects in Sudbury, Nunavut, Nevada and Ecuador. She worked as an Exploration Geologist with Bridgeport Ventures Inc. in Nevada and worked on both exploration and underground projects with QuadraFNX Mining Ltd. (now KGHM International) in Sudbury, Ontario.

Ashley is passionate about working with collaborative teams on innovative projects and is committed to leading a new generation of geoscientists in the mining industry.

Meet Andrea Grobocopatel

Meet Andrea Grobocopatel

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.

Meet Veronica Richards

Meet Veronica Richards

Founding Partner and Vice President at CALLS Contact Center in Mexico, a company with 23 years of experience.

Founding Partner and Vice President at WW Calls Canada, a consulting company based in Hamilton, helping companies from Latin America to do business in Canada and vice versa.

She was panelist at the Economic Forum of the Americas in Toronto to share her experience and success story. She participated in the development of the business guide “Doing business in Toronto (Ontario) for the General Consulate of Peru in Toronto.

Meet Ana Gervasi

Meet Ana Gervasi

Lawyer by the « Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú » ; Licenciate in International Relations and Career Diplomat by the Diplomatic Academy of Peru; Master of Science (Msc) in International Relations by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom ; Multilateral Diplomacy Specialization at the Graduate Institute for International Studies (IUHEI), University of Geneva, Switzerland ; Doctoral Studies at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (Law Faculty)

Current Position : Consul General of Peru in Toronto since July 1st 2017

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