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100 WOMEN MOST POWERFUL WOMEN OF THE YEAR

Women have an important role to play in structural reforms in Mexico; some already in positions of responsibility in key sectors.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

MEXICO CITY (Expansion) –

Expansion publishes its annual ranking of the 100 most powerful women in Mexico in an effort to give visibility to the role of women in positions of high responsibility.

In this list, only 6% are company presidents and 16% are CEOs. However, it highlights that 30% of the names are new to the ranking.

The edition of this year adds to the efforts of the Women’s Forum for Economy and Society that will be held on 27 and 28 April for the first time in Mexico City, and is expected to gather more than 500 national and international to discuss female equality in a country that is undergoing major structural reforms leaders.

Currently, only 4% of CEO positions in Mexico are held by women, according to a fact Research Center of Women in Senior Management (CIMAD). Expansion in the list, only 6% are company presidents and 16% are CEOs. However, 30% of the names are new in the count.

Transnational corporations, mainly American capital, employ most talented female C-Suite listing, compared with only 31% who hire Mexican companies.

The sectors that stand these women are financial services (11%), chemicals and pharmaceuticals (9%), food (7%), and automotive (7%), in contrast to aerospace, petroleum, steel and metallurgy, in the which only 1% of them in each deals.

As for areas within companies in which more developed are legal, legal, and regulatory affairs (19%), marketing (17%), administration and finance (13%), human resources (11%), operations (6%), commercial (3%), innovation (5%) and social responsibility (3%).

One of the most striking cases of this edition is to Gayle Schueller, CEO of 3M, who holds the cover of this issue and in his first time in this count, occupies the number four position. It is of American origin and has a degree in physics and a degree in materials science and engineering. He has worked in more than 30 countries and recognizes that it has found “a variety of problems, depending on each region, in terms of gender equality.”

In this edition, Claudia Janez, president of DuPont Mexico, scale 14 places in the ranking, to be located on the site 51. Among the achievements of this executive are handling the separation of two businesses of DuPont (now Chemours) that were established in 2015 and be part of an overall restructuring of over 700 million. In 2015, he converted to Mexico in the Latin American country with the best results in operating costs.

Lourdes Quiroz this year occupies the 38th position after a comeback from 10 steps with respect to 2015. She is the director of HP IncMi consumer, business segment generated 35% of revenues of the multinational in Mexico. It is also responsible for the financial results of several categories totaling more than 80 products and represent 400 million dollars for the company.

These are just some of the stories that make up the ranking by Expansiónpara to inform the executive who are timoneando large companies operating in Mexico. All of them are evaluated under a method that considers the compensation they may have on the current position (Hay Group Korn Ferry provides such compensation), and also evaluates their professional and academic career, as well as other activities such as membership of an association or chamber.

Source: Expansion Magazine – Mexico.