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About RedWIM

What is the RedWIM network?

It´s a meeting, reflection and ideas exchange point between women and men, who work on and study gender, leadership and women in management development related issues; and who intend to promote equity in gender relations in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Organizational Profile

During March 1997, twenty-five executive women in management from 17 different countries of Latin America and the Caribbean had the opportunity to attend a management skills intensive training program (Women in Management – WIM), sponsored by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA, for its acronym in Swedish) at the University of Luleå – Sweden.

As a result of that program, the participants of WIM ’97, gathered in Lima, Perú on January 1998, committed to the idea of continuing sharing professional experiences, spreading the knowledge they acquired among women of their countries and encouraging the participation on women in the development of the countries in the region.

For over 20 years, we have been carrying out activities and projects to empower executive women in the academic, public and private sectors from LAC countries, and today we are a source of reference and consultation on issues related to gender equality and women’s autonomy.
On the other hand, significant progress has been made in relation to the use and transfer of knowledge by means of virtual exchange, the application of several methodologies for the main events, and activities carried out by the RedWIM network, such as evaluation research, surveys, training courses on gender-related matters with prestigious academic institutions (FLACSO, PRIGEPP, CLEAR, EVALPARTNERS) , and the presence of RedWIM representatives in several national, regional and international conferences, among others.

Vision

To become a renowned reference point for Latin America and the Caribbean to coordinate, facilitate and implement measures with a gender-based perspective in organizational management.

  • Knowledge is developed by systematizing experiences and carrying out research to help improve organizational management with a gender-based perspective.
  • The network is strengthened through institutional partnerships, product generation and self-generation of funds, as well as,  higher, more active member participation.

Our vision is based on:

  • The regional nature of the network. Latin American and the Caribbean.
  • The voluntary nature of member cooperation.
  • The high profile of its members, with professional experience and knowledge of gender issues from different perspectives and social sectors.
  • Know-how about networks and networking.
  • The network is a pioneering project, outside the scope of government cooperation, and a model for other networks.
  • Goals and strategies agreed upon by a management team of highly professional women from different countries in the region, with a broad background and experience in gender equality.
  • Flexible, adaptable and inclusive organization.
  • Our monthly Newsletter reaches more than 6,000 readers.
  • Over 2,000 people interact on our Facebook page.
  • Our e-learning program has reached more than 450 women and men from 25 countries in the region.

Goals

  • Carry out activities to promote the development of Latin American and Caribbean women in organizational management.
  • Align interests and encourage women participation in decision-making positions.

Activities

  • Website and social media (Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn) with continuous, updated information about events organized by RedWIM and/or other institutions.
  • Bimonthly Newsletter containing regional information.
  • Regional webinars with a gender perspective (during 2016-2018, 19 videoconferences were held with approximately 60,000 views in Latin America).
  • Training seminars and workshops.
  • International training events.
  • Research projects.
  • Bibliographical material bank.
  • Links to NGOs and institutions working with women-related matters.
  • Call for projects and scholarships.
  • Training for micro-entrepreneurs.
  • Training in gender-based evaluation.
  • E-learning training.
  • Discussion forums.

 

RedWIM Members

The Latin American and Caribbean Women’s Network is made up of women that took part in the “Women in Management” program (1997-2004), and participants in virtual regional seminars (PROGEO), along with two honorary members from SIDA and CENTEK.

Executive Board

Mariana Gaba

En el contexto actual de COVID-19, los varones se están dando cuenta de cuanto es el trabajo doméstico y lo importante que es. Es una buena oportunidad para ver qué van a hacer las organizaciones ahora, porque la nueva normalidad es una invitación a relfexionar.

Argentina/ Santiago. Chile

Silvia Salinas Mulder

La inteligencia artificial puede contribuir a eliminar o a acortar las foras de discriminación y las brechas de género en las empresas (mientras nosotras/os nos deconstruimos.

La Paz, Bolivia

María Eugenia Romero

Hay un gran potencial de las mujeres en los estados, que con capacitación y solidaridad de las otras puede despegar.

D.F., México

Fabiola Amariles

La teoría feminista le agrega a la disciplina de la evaluación elementos como por
ejemplo examinar los asuntos del poder, ver cuáles son las transformaciones que se
deben hacer.

Cali, Colombia

Martha Lanza Meneses

Asumir una actitud interpeladora, es cuestionar el concepto del ‘desarrollo’ que tiene
un marco estructural muy arraigado, presentar alternativas al desarrollo re-pensando
la relación del ser humano con el planeta, la reproducción de la vida y las
cosmovisiones de las mujeres.

La Paz, Bolivia

Lidia Heller

El concepto de ‘empoderamiento’ viene y surge del feminismo.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Alma Hernández

La redWIM es un espacio ideal para aprovechar oportunidades y demostrar que
unidas, nosotras las mujeres, podemos lograr un mundo más equitativo.

La Habana, Cuba.

Sara Ortíz Cantú

RedWIM es un espacio de convergencia, donde exponemos y compartimos, ideas,
proyectos, experiencia, conocimientos y generamos confianza, con el objetivo de
apoyar el desarrollo de las ujeres en gestión de organizaciones.

Guadalajara, México

Alicia Arias

Para mi la redWIM constituye un espacio de encuentro, en el que todas podemos aprender a trabajar conjuntamente para lograr nuestros proyectos.

Quito, Ecuador.

Adriana Alonso Rozo

La redWIM es inspiración para trabajar por la equidad de género. Para hacer un mundo más sostenible con igualdad de oportuidades para las mujeres y los hombres.

Medellín, Colombia.

Solange Grandjean

Hay que ser conscientes de que el networking es un concepto exponencial y que una red lleva tiempo y responsabilidad y, se va desarrollando a lo largo de los años.

Buenos Aires, Argentina