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2022 Latin American Program Wilson Awards Gala

March 22, 2022

The Latin American Program honored five prominent civic and corporate leaders at a Wilson Awards Gala, held in Miami on March 8. In a ceremony coinciding with International Women’s Day, the Program honored the achievements of philanthropist and marine conservation leader Dona Bertarelli; Afro-Colombian activist Clemencia Carabalí; CEO of PepsiCo Latin America, Paula Santilli; the CEO of Nubank, David Vélez; and founder of Natura, Guilherme Leal. Speakers recognized their contributions to the environment, sustainable development, women's empowerment, financial inclusion, and peace building.

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Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more