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Natalia Torres

Natália is an Investment Management Officer for Gender, Diversity & Inclusion at IDB Invest, which she joined in 2020. She is responsible for supporting and advising clients on Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategies. Before joining the IDB Group, Natália has worked at global non-profit organizations, such as World Vision and WEConnect International, and at the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP), where she was allocated under a project with Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE). She has worked for the past nine years with social-economic inclusion projects, focused on underrepresented and underprivileged groups, especially women and low-income entrepreneurs in Brazil and other Latin American countries. Natália holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations from the São Paulo State University (UNESP), a master's degree in Sustainable Development from the Escuela de Organización Industrial de Madrid (EOI) and master's degree in Public Policies, Strategy & Development from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Posts by Natalia Torres

Gender, Regional Trade & Inclusive Growth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Greater women participation in the labor market and in the business ecosystem should strategically consider technological development and changes in value chains, to achieve a truly sustainable female economic empowerment within the framework of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Gender Equity in Business: How Are We Doing in the Region?

A recent IDB INTAL and IDB Invest study highlights the various problems women are faced with in the labor market. Some of the most important are horizontal and vertical segregation, as well as the gender pay gap in companies in the region.