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INCAE Professor Susan Clancy participated in renowned women’s career success conference in New York

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susan clancy2Last October 19th The Americas Society/Council of the Americas held its Sixth Annual Women's Hemispheric Network Conference in New York, in order to bring together opinion leaders to exchange ideas and find solutions to current challenges. INCAE Faculty member and Director of the Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership Susan Clancy lectured at this event.

The Conference gave participants a chance to connect with each other and take part in the conversation held during lunch with leaders at the table. This year's talks focused on the importance of building an impactful personal brand and the effects of an unconscious bias in women's ability to succeed in their careers.

Dr. Clancy spoke about the key to competitiveness in the 21st century and about increased numbers of women in leadership. In her words, "These events are highly valuable as they bring major leadership talents and provide the tools and strategies required to overcome both social and organizational barriers to women's progress."

Other lecturers included Marco Ambrosio, SapientRazorfish growth strategist for North America; Cristina Díaz, Senator (Nuevo León, Mexico); María Fernanda Mejía, President, Kellogg América Latina; Nicolás Grabar, Partner, Gottlieb; Lyana Latorre, Senior Director of Corporate Social Commitment, Arcos Dorados; Mónica Macia, Head of Loan Syndications, Americas at HSBC Holdings Plc; Jeanne Polles, President, Latin America and Canada, Philip Morris International; and Susan Segal, President/CEO of The Americas Society/Council of the Americas. The event was led by Marian de Paula, Head of Institutional Relations at Braskem America.

For the entire conference click here.

Susan Clancy - Bio

Susan Clancy holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from Harvard University. Dr. Clancy uses her applied research fund to help people maximize their leadership potential and to assist organizations responding to human issues with effective policies, products and services.

She serves as a consultant in Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela and Central America to several corporations including Coca-Cola, HSBC, General Mills, Proctor & Gamble, Hewlett Packard and INTEL. She also advises government agencies, schools, and development banks. In addition, she combines advanced training on the latest behavioral methods and social sciences with strong skills in developing surveys, project development, evaluation, and statistical analysis. Her research fields include human performance at the workplace, strategic talent management, employment equity, and diversity strategy.

Dr. Clancy has authored several scientific publications and two books. Her work has been featured in multiple media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Larry King Live, Discovery Channel and Science. Dr. Clancy serves as Associate Professor at INCAE teaching Organizational Behavior courses. Also, she is the Director of the Center for Collaborative and Women's Leadership at INCAE.

The Americas Society (AS) is the premier forum dedicated to education, debate, and dialogue in the Americas. It fosters understanding of economic, social, and political issues faced by Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada. It aims "to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship."

The Council of the Americas (COA) is an American business organization aimed at promoting free trade, democracy, and open markets in the Americas including Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean, as well as South America. Its members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere.

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